There are a lot of reality TV stars getting fired after racially insensitive comments recently resurfaced. Vanderpump Rules fired Stassi Schroeder, Kristen Doute, Brett Caprioni, and Max Boyens. Siesta Key cut Alex Kompothecras out of episodes because of his racist social media posts.
But, there are also some people who came under fire for recent social media activity. The Challenge fired Dee Nguyen for her remarks about the Black Lives Matter movement. And we can add Below Deck Mediterranean cast member Pete Hunziker to the list of fired reality TV stars. From the show, we know him for his condescending and sexist remarks. His online presence is even worse.
He posted a photo to his Instagram Story of an African American woman tied up in bondage with the caption “When black men been doin you wrong your whole life and you decide to date the nice caucasian guy Peter from whole foods.” Along with the photo, Pete wrote, “Pretty much.”
That’s when Bravo fired him from the show and announced plans to minimize his presence in the upcoming episodes. At this point, Pete has deleted his Twitter and Instagram accounts, but screenshots last forever, Pete.
Before he made that move, Pete defended his Instagram Story, telling one Twitter user, “It was a meme. Relax, I’m VERY sexually active with all races.” WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS MAN?
Someone tried to explain the issue to Pete, tweeting, “U still don’t get it. Be socially active w/ ‘all races’ doesn’t negate u being condescending and feeling superior to another race. And instead of learning from it, u give an excuse. Learn from your mistakes!”
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In response, Pete said, “I understand my mistakes, I didn’t realize you [were] my teacher and I was being graded. I wish you health and happiness and [a] prosperous life.” He really thinks he’s charming, doesn’t he?
He told another Twitter user his post was “not racism” and claimed “I love all women, bondage is a sexual pleasure of all race.” What a prince.
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