I haven't watched this show in about 2 years, but I used to be a big fan. I got sick of how I saw the coaches abuse the contestants verbally and physically. (Obese people already have enough stress on their joints and bones and don't need an extra 150 pounds added by a coach riding on their back. And they don't need the abuse to their bodies that caused stress fractures. All of these antics were crazy stupid IMO and I had to walk away from the show.)
I used to also resent how the producers would put twists into it that were unfair and caused some hardworking contestants a disadvantage. SO, when I heard of the recent boycott by the contestants, it caught my eye. Were they justified? Just because they are meanies doesn't mean they might have been abused by the show. You think? A part of me wondered if the producers deserved it. I'm not privy to the politics of the show this season, but is there any support for these boycotters?