Discovery Channel's 'Eaten Alive' Was A Big Disappointment, But The Twitter Reactions Were Definitely Not

It seems like the entire internet was enraged by the view-bait that was the Discovery Channel's Eaten Alive show which aired Sunday night. They'd been promoting it for weeks saying that Paul Rosolie was going to get eaten alive by an anaconda and they were going to film the whole process.

Except eaten alive was a bit strong, it was more like a big hug. Naturalist Rosolie was decked out in protective gear but just as the snake opened its jaws and was about to wrap them around his head, Rosolie called the whole stunt off.

Millions of people had tuned in watched for nearly two hours to see a man get eaten alive by a huge snake, but it wasn't to be. Discover Channel issued the following in their defence:

Paul created this challenge to get maximum attention for one of the most beautiful and threatened parts of the world, the Amazon Rainforest and its wildlife. He went to great lengths to send this message and it was his absolute intention to be eaten alive. Ultimately, after the snake constricted Paul for over an hour and went for his head, the experiment had to be called when it became clear that Paul would be very seriously injured if he continued on. The safety of Paul, as well as the anaconda, was always our number-one priority.

That didn't stop people taking to twitter to express outrage and mock of the whole affair and what a massive disappointment it was.

So yeah, we didn't get to see a man consumed by a 20-foot, 250-pound anaconda but we do have these entertaining tweets.

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