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.
Tonight we were in for a supersized episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, which delivered supersized drama of epic proportions for Kiko Lorran.
All the pressure was on the chef this week to deliver a Vegas-themed feast. But like any bad trip to Sin City, what happened in the galley didn’t necessarily stay in the galley. If the previews for next week are any indication, it appears some major changes are about to happen aboard The Wellington. But let’s not get too ahead of ourselves, shall we?
Below Deck star Captain Lee Rosbach recently commemorated the one-year anniversary of his son Joshua’s death. That alone must be incredibly difficult, but some awful person has decided to exploit the reality star’s pain for personal gain.
Someone claiming to be Captain Lee posted a tribute to Josh along with a fake email address. It’s unclear if the man asked people for money or if he was pretending to be Captain Lee for some other reason, but, regardless, it’s an awful thing to do. Poor, Captain Lee. The man can’t catch a break. Super recently, someone assumed his identity, pretended to be recruiting for a cruise ship job, and asked applicants for money (which made no sense).
If you’re reading this, you probably love reality TV. Bravo fans can be particularly divided when it comes to who we love or we love to hate. But Below Deck’s Captain Lee Rosbach is one Bravolebrity we can all probably agree on. This Stud of the Sea is one of the few level-headed people on Bravo. He knows how to do his job, protects his crew, and demands the best from people.
Captain Lee is currently dealing with the mess of this cruise ship scam and having his identity stolen. But more tragically he is revisiting the loss of his son, Joshua Lee Rosbach. Last year, around this time, Joshua died way too young, from a drug addiction. The Captain is now honoring his son with some reflections.
Below Deck star Captain Lee Rosbach is one of those reality stars that you can’t help but trust. He’s such a credible and knowledgeable man. Who wouldn’t want to work with and learn from him?
Well, apparently, I’m not the only one who thinks so highly of the Below Deck OG. Some scammers decided to pretend to be Captain Lee in an effort to lure people into paying to apply for cruise ship jobs. I’m very green when it comes to the yachting industry (other than watching this show, obviously), but since when do you have to pay money to apply for a job opportunity? That doesn’t make any sense to me. However, plenty of people fell for the scam and forked over money for a chance to work with Captain Lee.
Reality TV cast members are used to social media criticism. Even pregnancy doesn’t make them exempt from the wrath of “fans.” Cue, the parent shamers…. and the pregnancy shamers. Yes, shaming starts before someone even becomes a parent.
OG Below Deck Mediterranean cast member Hannah Ferrier faced some critics when she posted a photo of herself cooking, rocking a sports bra and showcasing her baby bump. The commenters took issue with Hannah’s beverage, which just looks like water. However, some haters took issue with her using a wine glass and wondered if she was drinking alcohol during her pregnancy.
Well…that charter certainly didn’t go well, did it? If last week’s Below Deck Mediterranean ended on a down note, this week it was all hands on deck…for total disaster. And frankly, the root of the problems start in the galley. Two weeks ago, Chef Kiko Lorran conquered an unimaginable feat with his 72-plate, six-course meal. But just one charter later, he’s been sent spiraling by single vegan charter guest. Or maybe it’s just the lack of moqueca?
This Below Deck Mediterranean episode picks up in the aftermath of last week’s raw fish debacle. Kiko is shaken up by his poor performance, even going as far as declaring that it was the “worst day of his life.” With some encouragement from Bugsy Drake, the chef calls it a night by reminding himself that tomorrow will be a new day. But will it be better? Spoiler alert: not necessarily. Meanwhile, Pete Hunziker is relegated to the latest possible anchor watch for three reasons. 1. To keep him away from all-female crew members. 2. To give him plenty of time to think about his bad behavior. And 3. To thankfully keep him off of our screens during the day as much as possible. Fired by Bravo and officially demoted, this week finally felt like the beginning of Creepy Pete being edited out of the rest of the season.
There’s a new episode of Below Deck Mediterranean on tonight and it seems like everyone is getting a bit of cabin fever at this point in the charter season.
Chef Kiko Lorran struggles through the first day of the charter. At one point, a charter guest tells Captain Sandy Yawn that both the food and the service were “average.” Ouch. As a result, Captain Sandy gives Kiko an ultimatum. He needs to “wow” the charter guest, otherwise, she’s going to find another chef for the yacht. Ouch (again).