In case anyone was wondering why Pete Hunziker is barely on this season of Below Deck Mediterranean, he got fired from the show after posting some racist memes. Sure, it’s a little fruitless to be “fired” from a show that’s already been filmed with cast members that rarely last more than one season. Nevertheless, they’ve edited out his confessionals and he has very minimal appearances in the episodes, except for when he’s offending his female co-workers. He seems like a stand up guy, right?
After posting the horrific meme, he “defended” himself by saying he’s “VERY sexually active with women of all races.” Ugh. How cringe-worthy. Then, he deleted all of his social media pages. Now, he’s back on the gram to apologize… months later.
Pete posted, “A little over 3 months ago someone sent me a meme on social media and I thoughtlessly reposted it. I now realize how painful the imagery and symbolism is and, upon deeper consideration, I realize the implicit bias that exists in the brief text written in the meme is offensive.”
Really, Pete? “Implicit bias”? That meme was about as explicit has it gets. We will not describe it here because it’s just too awful, but you can check out our original story on this with a link to the content.
Pete wrote, “To all [of] those I have hurt and offended please know that I am genuinely sorry. I have always fully supported equal rights and equal opportunities for ALL people.”
The disgraced deckhand concluded, “Be safe, stay well, and always think before you post…. with love, Pete.”
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I’m all for people making genuine changes and learning from their mistakes, but this does not seem that way. It just seems like some ignorant party boy trying to save face. Too little too late, Pete.
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