By no means have I said production are perfect… I’ve also never said they’re 100% honest either. I’m terms of the broadcast show I think keeping it “clean” is done out of necessity rather than a legitimate desire to deceive.I think it's getting better, glad you think it's honest. However, for sure they have hidden a level of racism, & misogyny close to a level of harassment for a long time from players they choose to serve as likable. Face it, none of these shows are unvarnished & we still love to consume them. That's why I also love Bake off or sewing bee, not much in the way of prize money but so much heart...oh, Lego Masters too lol (trying to sort out what they're saying on LM New Zealand lately haha)
That said I do think they’ve avoided being held accountable for issues like racism, sexism, and homophobia etc. by editing around them.
The fact that we even know about instances of these things happening says a lot about productions integrity. They could have easily pulled the plug on the live feeds years ago and made it much easier to simply pretend like everything is prefect.