Johnny “Bananas” Devenanzio is a big part of “The Challenge” universe. Although he hasn’t been part of the show for the last few seasons, Johnny still has a lot to say about what’s going on.
All in all, The Challenge: Spies, Lies & Allies is quite a tough show to be in. It tests everything from friendships, physical endurance to mental strength. Johnny Bananas has been up hosting the “Death, Taxes and Bananas” podcast where he provides critiques of “Spies, Lies and Allies.” While many have noted that he is very harsh on the show’s content, Johnny himself told E! News that it’s all “constructive criticism.”
Bananas had the now eliminated Josh Martinez on his podcast. He told Josh that his emotional personality was refreshing to see and that he hoped Josh would never change. The longtime reality star observed that Josh’s loyal and straightforward nature doesn’t translate well on-screen.
Bananas said he doesn’t understand why Josh gets so much hate from fans of The Challenge. Josh replied that the hate and bullying are the worst part of the show. Josh also revealed that Bananas has helped him with handling some of the negative reactions he’s gotten.
If I’m being completely honest, Johnny, the worst side of filming the show is the hate and just like… sometimes it becomes really overwhelming… I’ve made peace with the fact that I don’t go on the show to be loved, to be accepted, for a fan base, I’m grateful for the ones that do support me. I don’t go on the show to be understood.
Recently Jemmye Carroll was accused of bullying for clout. The drama started when Fessy Shafat tweeted an idea he had for future seasons of The Challenge franchise. After that the two exchanged harsh words on twitter. Emanuel Neagu sided with Shafat and called Jemmye out.