Sometimes the drama on Below Deck happens on the upper decks. Of course, we get emotionally invested in sunshine Shane Coopersmith longevity on the job, or whether Elizabeth Frankini will ever impress her chief stew Francesca Rubi. But charter guests can stand on their own in terms of bad decision making and infamous reality TV moments.
Recall the group of twenty-somethings who were treated to a yacht vacation by the parents. They behaved exactly as one would expect with lots of drinking, demands, and demands for drinks. Not a memorable group, but one questionable decision is bringing them back from obscurity to answer for it.
The group had a sushi dinner served on a naked female model, a novelty perhaps from a prior decade. Since the episode aired, the primary guest, Max Gilliam was asked to take responsibility for the decision. Max is the QB for UNLV and his football coach Marcus Arroyo felt the scenes negatively represented the team.
According to TMZ, Coach Arroyo said his players, especially the seniors, “must recognize that when we go out in public we’re representing this team, this university and the alumni and fanbase. How we conduct ourselves in public is just as important as how we do on the field.”
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In response to the backlash, Max tweeted the following statement. “I would like to apologize for my poor judgment while on the TV show ‘Below Deck‘ and acknowledge that I have made a mistake that I will learn from,” Max wrote.
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