Below Deck fans and crew members slammed charter guest McCordia Young for his inappropriate comments. In the premiere episode, he harassed stew Gabriela Barragan. Though he had a few drinks, his remarks were out of line. He kept asking her personal questions.
McCordia wanted to know if Gabriela liked anyone on the yacht. Then, he would tell her that he doesn’t believe her. Most of the questions were suggestive in nature. McCordia’s behavior sparked a social media backlash among Below Deck fans and crew members alike. It also brought an important conversation about workplace harassment on the high seas.
Now, McCordia is speaking out about the comments he made. Read on to see what he has to say and for more.
Below Deck Sailing Yacht charter guest makes Gabriela uncomfortable
Unfortunately, Gabriela had to deal with the drunken charter guest by herself. The rest of the interior team were in bed for the night. The Below Deck Sailing Yacht newbie took on the night shift to take care of the charter guests and their needs. McCordia kept asking Gabriela questions about her personal life. He asked her if she was interested in anyone on board the sailing yacht.
When she said no, he said he didn’t believe her. She told him that he should probably go to bed. McCordia said he wasn’t attracted to women, but continued to make inappropriate comments about her. He said that he found her beautiful and would willingly sleep with her.
Gabriela was graceful during their interactions. Even though she felt uncomfortable, she came up with thoughtful answers in a way to change the conversation. McCordia even asked her what she’s into, and she said she likes both men and women of all shapes and sizes. Her answers were well thought out, even though it was an uncomfortable situation.
In her Below Deck confessional, Gabriela said she knows how to shut down creep men like McCordia.
McCordia Young speaks out on inappropriate comments
The Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 charter guest has spoken. The first charter of the season went to a dark place for Gabriela. She tried to get the primary charter guest to go to bed after he made inappropriate comments about her.
In the next episode, McCordia addresses the comments he made to Gabriela. According to Bravo TV’s The Daily Dish, their interaction will take place on the Monday, February 28 episode. The following morning, he approaches her and apologizes for his behavior.
“I hope I didn’t offend you last night,” McCordia tells Gabriela.
“No, I mean, you did not offend me. You know, when I was like, ‘Hey, let’s keep it professional,’ you did. It’s all I asked. Thank you for bringing it up,” the Below Deck crew member responded.
Gabriela has dealt with worse in the past. She used to work “at a strip club in Miami” before she went into yachting. So, she is used to creepy men hitting on her. Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3 airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.
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