I love Below Deck, but I’m so happy we can put Season 7 behind us. I’m sure Andy Cohen feels the same way since he’s received a ton of backlash after hosting the two reunion episodes.
Andy even interacted with his critics directly this week while filming his radio show Andy Cohen Live.
One caller told Andy, “Captain Lee [Rosbach], specifically, he never holds Kate [Chastain] accountable. She does the exact same thing that Ashton [Pienaar] did when she ran back and told [gossip].”
Andy clearly agreed with the woman since he cut her off to interject with “That’s what I couldn’t get over!”
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Andy continued, “I didn’t understand Captain Lee being so mad at Ashton about overhearing the conversation about the text messages and saying something, which had nothing to do with what was going on on the boat. Or professionalism. It was gossip. He repeated gossip, which they all do.”
And then they’re all asked about it during interviews and the cycle continues. There are a lot of things to hold against Ashton, but gossiping about the crew members when he was a cast member on a reality TV show is basically a job requirement.
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TELL US- WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ANDY’S COMMENTS COMPARING CAPTAIN LEE’S OPINIONS ON KATE AND ASHTON FOR ESSENTIALLY DOING THE SAME THING? DOES CAPTAIN LEE HOLD KATE ACCOUNTABLE FOR HER ACTIONS? WILL YOU MISS KATE WHEN BELOW DECK RETURNS FOR ITS FIRST SEASON WITHOUT HER? DO YOU WANT ASHTON TO RETURN FOR A REDEMPTION SEASON? OR IS HIS REALITY TV CAREER DONE?
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