‘Survivor’ contestant from Greensboro who outed transgender competitor loses his job

GREENSBORO, N.C. — A Greensboro man who competed on TV’s “Survivor” has been fired from his job after he sparked outrage on a recent episode.

The Greensboro News & Record reported that Jeff Varner found out Thursday that he had been fired from his real estate job at Allen Tate Realtors.

Varner outed a fellow “Survivor” castmate as transgender before millions of viewers in an episode that aired Wednesday on CBS.

His former employer said Varner was “in the middle of a news story that we don’t want anything to do with.”

Varner was immediately criticized by other players on the show. He repeatedly apologized, but was voted out of the competition.