Once again, Below Deck newcomer Heather Chase is getting backlash again. This time, it’s for her hair braiding session during the Monday, January 24, episode. The chief stew chastised Fraser Olender while new stewardess Kaylee Milligan braided her hair. For some reason, Heather wanted to get her hair braided. But, she never really said why.
The problem was that Heather and Kaylee were still working their shift. They decided to have a hairstyling and gossip session in the crew mess. The tension on board the My Seanna has already reached an all-time high. Most of the crew members are tired and cranky at this point.
Even Heather admitted that she’s not her usual chipper self. She criticized Fraser for not working, even though he was the only one handling service for all the charter guests. Below Deck fans previously slammed Heather for her micromanaging. They think she does very little work, but a lot of finger-pointing.
Heather Chase has a random hair braiding session
Heather already sparked controversy when she said the n-word earlier this season. On the latest episode of Below Deck, the chief stew managed to irk fans once again. Heather got the cold shoulder from deckhand Rayna Lindsey and chef Rachel Hargrove. So, she needed someone to talk to.
Thankfully, Heather had her friend on board. She hired Kaylee once Jessica Albert quit her job just hours before the next charter. However, Kaylee didn’t arrive until the last charter. Heather needed to talk to her friend. So, she pulled her aside to get her hair braided.
The chief stewardess left Fraser to do all the work on his own. She wanted to spend time with her friend. Fraser kept calm and carried on with service. Yet, it wasn’t enough for Heather. She found an issue with his work and criticized him for it.
Below Deck fans call out Heather’s hypocrisy
During that scene, Fraser entered the crew mess to get something. Meanwhile, Captain Lee Rosbach watched from the stairs. He was already upset with the crew for sitting and eating dinner together while the charter guests needed service. Heather snapped at Fraser for entering the crew mess when he’s supposed to be working. Fraser didn’t have the energy to argue with Heather, so he quietly went back to his work.
Below Deck fans couldn’t believe Heather’s behavior. Most of them took to Twitter to call out her hypocrisy. Some slammed her for getting her hair done in an area where people eat. As Below Deck fans may recall, first officer Eddie Lucas criticized Heather for dipping her fingers into the crew food.
Other fans called out her unprofessionalism and for scolding Fraser. They think she should’ve gone easier on him since he had to do most of the work himself. Heather warned that she was cranky at the beginning of the episode, but this took it to a whole new level.
- “Heather is insufferable. How do you chastise someone for working whilst getting your hair braided in the middle of your shift?”
- “No no no Heather… You’re in the wrong here. You were getting your hair done in the crew mess, with another stew. Fraser was actually WORKING.”
- “Seriously, she’s leaving Fraser on his own so her friend can braid her hair? Heather’s got nerve reprimanding him.”
Will Heather Chase get fired from Below Deck?
Meanwhile, Below Deck fans have been calling for Heather’s firing from the show following the n-word controversy. Even Eddie feels like she should’ve been fired from her job by now. Rayna has teased that the Below Deck Season 9 finale will end abruptly. Apparently, it has to do with the drama between Heather and Rayna.
What are your thoughts on Heather criticizing Fraser while getting her hair done? Do you agree that she was being unprofessional? Do you think she should get fired? Sound off below in the comment section.
The Below Deck Season 9 finale airs Monday, January 31 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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