Did Parker Schnabel Admit Gold Rush Was Scripted? [Screenshot | YouTube]

Did Parker Schnabel Admit ‘Gold Rush’ Was Scripted?

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Did Gold Rush cast member Parker Schnabel admit that the show is scripted? An online advertisement claimed that the fan-favorite admitted that the Discovery Channel show is fake. Earlier this month, the ad featured a photo of Parker and suggested that he slammed the show. This has caused fans to wonder if everything they watched is a lie.

Gold Rush made its debut on the Discovery Channel in 2010. It was originally titled, Gold Rush: Alaska. The show’s increasing popularity has led to other spinoffs, such as Dave Turin’s Lost Mine, Freddy Dodge’s Mine Rescue, Parker’s Trail, and White Water.

Clickbait story goes viral about Discovery show

Gold Rush is a show that centers around miners who travel north to find gold. They try to find new ways to dig gold out of the mines. The show is dramatic since mining is a dangerous job. Getting that gold can lead to a higher payout. Of course, that means the stakes are higher as well.

The show is currently in its 12th season as the online ad shows Parker Schnabel’s photo with the claim that the cast member admitted the show is fake. The misleading ad includes the clickbait headline which reads: “[Pics] The Cast Finally Admit That the Show is Fake.” After the person clicks on the ad, they’re taken to a slideshow that features the headline: “40 Popular Reality Shows That Are Far From Real.”

Parker Schnabel, Gold Rush-https://www.instagram.com/p/B3-hTegAOd4/
Parker Schnabel, Gold Rush

However, it doesn’t mention Gold Rush or Parker Schnabel. It’s clickbait that tries to get fans to click and find out more. They’ll continue clicking through the lengthy slideshow to get the information they’re looking for, while the ad achieves its goal. The online ad is trying to get readers to its website so they can click around and read its other articles.

Gold Rush alum Jimmy Dorsey speaks out about the show

That online ad in question was misleading. However, there was an interview with Gold Rush alum Jimmy Dorsey. He appeared in six episodes at the beginning of the show’s run. He was on Gold Rush between 2010 and 2011. In 2016, there were two articles that suggested that Jimmy claimed the show is “fake” and then he “exposed” the details.

The excerpts from the original interview were published on Oregon Gold in March 2011. In the lengthy interview, Jimmy admitted that Gold Rush was “scripted from the beginning.” He claims that the show’s producers knew what they were doing. Jimmy even admitted that he didn’t want to leave, but he had to follow along.

Jimmy Dorsey On Gold Rush [Screenshot | Discovery Channel]
[Jimmy Dorsey, Gold Rush]
“They knew exactly what they wanted to see out of the program. Even me leaving was scripted, but in the way in which it happened was not,” Jimmy Dorsey said at the time. “The plans were made, but the footsteps were ours. They actually direct you into these situations.”

Jimmy explained that his departure from the show was scripted. Yet, his fight with Greg Remsburg was very real. He didn’t say the mining aspect of the show was staged. There are also no published interviews in which Parker Schnabel claimed the show is fake.

Did you come across that misleading ad? Do you think Gold Rush is fake? Sound off below in the comment section. Check back with TV Shows Ace for more news on Gold Rush.

Chanel Adams

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