F/V Wizard captain and longtime Deadliest Catch star Keith Colburn has had his fair share of controversy. The fisherman has a penchant for not keeping his cool when things go wrong, and he once drew the ire of fans when the series showed him physically assaulting a member of the film crew on camera. Unfortunately, Keith has a few other habits that not only make viewers feel bad, but also make them literally sick.
“Seeing Keith spit his tobacco into a cup and keep saying ‘Unst unst unst!’ Noise makes me physically nauseous,” u/CosmicQuestions wrote in a post on the subreddit r/deadliestcatch. Keith’s signature fist-pumping and go-along grunts have long been a part of his character, but it seems the constant repetition is killing some “First time, good,” u/SoooManyNoodles commented on a separate thread, “Second time annoying. Every time after that – hate him a little bit more every time.”
Keith’s tobacco spit isn’t exactly a habit the captain likes to have, either. “Asking someone to change their habits when they’re out here in a super stressful environment is incredibly difficult,” Keith said in a 2011 interview with Entertainment Weekly. “I stopped chewing eight times. I started chewing again eight times.”
Keith has enjoyed a successful career as both a fisherman and a TV star. Unfortunately, those quirks don’t do him any favors when it comes to fan popularity.