Below Deck Mediterranean has had one hell of a season. Never before have we seen the crew try so hard to keep their jobs. First came the exit of second stew, Lara Flumiani. Then deckhand Pete Hunziker was (rightfully) let go after the season was done due to racist behavior. While it didn’t happen on the show, producers made sure to highlight what a scumbag he was. Chef Kiko Lorran was next after one bad night. And finally, the worst firing of them all was Chief Stew and longtime castmate, Hannah Ferrier.
Hannah’s firing caused a lot of controversy online and opened up a bigger conversation surrounding mental health. Captain Sandy Yawn, who did the firing and Bosun Malia White, came out looking pretty bad. In the wake of letting Hannah go, they promoted Bugsy Drake to Chief Stew. That left room for one more stew in the mix. Enter past cast member and fan favorite Aesha Scott.
It’s got to be difficult being a reality TV star. You don’t have control of unflattering edits, you’re at the mercy of non-disclosure agreements, and have to relive some of your worst days in the public eye. Social media is forever.
Hannah Ferrier is currently living her best life. She has a doting boyfriend and is pregnant with their first child. Love her or hate her, Hannah is undeniably happy and radiant. Getting fired from Below Deck Mediterranean was probably one of the best things that happened to her. But reliving it while the season is airing and having to respond on social media might not be.
The current season of Below Deck Mediterranean has been infuriating. On the most recent episode, Captain Sandy Yawn fired Hannah Ferrier for having Valium with her and failing to register the prescription with the boat. She also wondered if Hannah flushed the “drugs” down the toilet and chased Hannah down the dock to berate her.
Yes, Hannah broke a rule about registering medication. That is black and white. However, the way she has been treated has only heightened the stigmas associated with getting help for mental health concerns, especially since Malia White secretly took a photo to send to Captain Sandy and never fessed up to doing so. Neither of them demonstrated a shred of compassion for Hannah’s struggle with anxiety. Now, Hannah’s former friend, Kate Chastain, is speaking out about the drama. And, not surprisingly, she’s not on Hannah’s side here.
On the latest episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, we said goodbye to a long-time cast staple, Hannah Ferrier. The whole thing was messy, unnecessary and quite frankly, not cool.
It was bad enough that Hannah was ratted out by Bosun Malia White for alleged Valium use. Malia went to great lengths to call “narcotics” when she told on Hannah to Captain Sandy Yawn. What made it even worse was Captain Sandy’s reaction to Hannah when she decided to leave. Hannah was understandably upset and didn’t want to coddle Sandy for her feelings on firing her. Which didn’t go over well with Sandy and led to Sandy gaslighting Hannah for her own feelings on the matter.
The fallout continues! On this week’s episode of Below Deck Mediterranean, we saw the
unwarranted dismissal of Chief Stew, Hannah Ferrier. I don’t think I’ve ever seen fans this mad over anything that happened on Below Deck Med. Not even when fan favorite, Kiko Lorran was fired for one bad night.
Social media is reacting big time. While Bosun Malia White, the
snake responsible for Hannah’s dismissal, continues to make excuses for herself, Hannah’s fellow castmates have come to her defense on the matter. And now that the episode has aired, Hannah is coming out with her feelings on what went down.
Below Deck Mediterranean is on tonight! We’ll finally see the fallout of Malia White turning against Hannah Ferrier. But here’s the thing, did Malia report Hannah for prescription medication because it was “her job”? Or because Malia was petulant about Hannah and Bugsy Drake not immediately offering to switch cabins to accommodate her personal whims?
One might say the latter, but it isn’t Malia who runs the boat. That esteemed honor is held by Captain Sandy Yawn. Below Deck Med fans highly anticipated a season of female empowerment but we’ve sadly fallen into an abyss of tattling, playing favorites, and public humiliation. Now Hannah responds to fans calling Malia a “snake” and if this new label is accurate. Spoiler alert, it totally is.
Below Deck Mediterranean had an incredible opportunity to showcase a groundbreaking season, with females holding the highest-ranking positions on the boat. This is what Helen Reddy prepared us for! Unfortunately, that premise has pretty much been decimated. Bosun Malia White decided to narc on fellow superior, and longtime Chief Stew, Hannah Ferrier. Hannah hasn’t been riding the white pony on the aft deck. She struggles with anxiety and takes meds for the condition.
Thank GOODNESS Malia was there to go through Hannah’s personal bag and set up a wonderful photo op for Captain Sandy Yawn. Thank GOODNESS Malia texted the photo without the courtesy of informing Hannah, in the interest of her hardcore professional virtue. Thank GOODNESS Malia is focused on the best interest of her career instead of being empathetic to her co-worker’s mental health. Social media has come for Malia and she’s being attacked from all sides, but fear not! Malia continues her defense of tattling on someone’s private medical matters. This is why we can’t have nice things.
The Below Deck Mediterranean drama spilled over from the most recent episode onto social media. Fans are livid with Malia White for sneaking into the bathroom to take photos of Hannah Ferrier’s prescription medication. They’re also annoyed with Malia for demanding that everyone on the boat switches up their living situations for the final two weeks of the season because her boyfriend Tom Checketts stepped in as the chef after our beloved Kiko Lorran was fired. And Malia had the nerve to call Hannah “unprofessional” because she couldn’t sleep without her boyfriend for two weeks. Meanwhile, Bugsy Drake didn’t want to live with Hannah either.
However, Captain Sandy Yawn just sided with
teacher’s pet Malia and her man Tom, making an announcement on the radio that Malia will get her way with the cabin arrangements- even though it’s HANNAH’S JOB to assign cabins. Meanwhile, it got completely glossed over that Tom was “on his way to visit a sick family member,” just happened to have his knives with him, and Kiko just happened to be fired. Now, Tom is sticking around for the rest of the season.