Below Deck fans are dying to know if Heather Chase will get fired from the show. The chief stew has spoken out about the n-word controversy. In a previous episode of the hit series, she uttered the word not once, but a few times. Deckhand Rayna Lindsey heard her say it and even warned her about using the word.
The incident took place during the crew dinner. The two rapped along to a song as they returned to the yacht. First, Rayna said the n-word then Heather copied her. Then, she continued to say the word later in the crew mess.
Heather apologized after the episode aired. Yet, fans and Rayna don’t think it’s enough. They think she should get fired. Read on to see whether she got fired and for first officer Eddie Lucas’ thoughts on the matter.
Below Deck fans demand chief stew’s firing
The fans have not forgotten about this incident. They found it weird that Bravo avoided this controversy. Shortly after the episode aired on Monday, December 13, the network failed to acknowledge the incident. They aired an old episode of Watch What Happens Live instead of a live one.
Since then, Below Deck fans have been demanding that Bravo fire the chief stew from the show. They argued that both the network and production let the incident slide. While Heather has apologized, fans are not as forgiving. They called for her to be fired from the Bravo series.
- “We are gonna need Heather fired from Below Deck immediately!”
- “Below Deck Med fired a deckhand for posting a racist meme once. why does Heather still have a job?”
- “The difference they’re showing Heather is truly inexcusable.”
Fans are noticing the differences between Below Deck and Vanderpump Rules. In June 2020, the network fired both original and new cast members from the show for their past racist comments and actions. So far, the network has been silent on this matter. Rayna took to her Instagram Stories to slam Bravo for not taking adequate action.
Eddie Lucas address Heather Chase’s firing
Rumors are swirling that Heather’s position could come to an end. Her co-star Eddie Lucas addressed the calls about her firing and what happened after those scenes aired. When he first learned about the incident, he was shocked that Heather said the n-word more than once during the show.
It disappointed him so much, that he encouraged Captain Lee Rosbach to fire Heather from the yacht. He mentioned that Rayna brought it up so casually in conversation that caught him off-guard. Eddie denied that he brushed what Rayna said under the rug. He said that he took it so seriously that he escalated it to the boss.
“I couldn’t believe [Heather] said it,” Eddie Lucas said at a recent virtual YourEncore event. “Heather shouldn’t have said that word. In no way would I brush racism under the rug. The conversation was probably about a half-hour long in real life, and if you recall in the conversation that they did show, I did say that’s not OK.”
Eddie was ready to defend Rayna whenever she was ready. He could tell that it bothered her as the season went on. So, he tried to bring it up to her again. Eddie teased that he held a meeting with Heather, Rachel, Captain Lee, and himself. But Rachel called out their “ignorance” and refused to accept Heather’s apology.
Do you think Heather Chase should get fired from the show? Do you think she will? Sound off below in the comment section. Below Deck airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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