‘Below Deck’: Courtney Skippon Defends Jenna MacGillivray From ‘Below Deck Sailing Yacht’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Courtney Skippon, Kate Chastain

Chief stew Jenna MacGillivray from Below Deck Sailing Yacht has been hit exhausting on social media for her powerful as nails administration method.

Courtney Skippon, Kate Chastain
Courtney Skippon, Kate Chastain |Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

She’s handled remarks starting from her look to being known as names. MacGillivray confronted the backlash she’s obtained in an Instagram post, admitting the anger has shocked her. “Being part of this process has really opened my eyes to the type of bullying and cruelty that exists online in a way that has shocked me,” she wrote. “I am on a show. I agreed to share myself with the world and all that comes with it, however, I will remind people that I do not support abuse when I can stop it. So when people send abusive messages (that are literally repulsive to read), I will not listen to that.”

Stew Courtney Skippon from Below Deck is somebody who can empathize with MacGillivray. While she didn’t obtain the identical hate from followers, she went to struggle on Twitter with former flame, Brian de Saint Pern. She just lately spoke up on MacGillivray’s behalf, basically telling followers to chill it.

She reminds followers that individuals on actuality tv have emotions

Social media may be particularly harsh as some viewers don’t suppose twice about lobbing hateful messages from behind a keyboard. When fans shared that MacGillivray was “mean” Skippon disagreed. She added, “I know Jenna personally, so my opinion is based on that. I just think it’s important to practice making softer judgments about people, especially those we only see briefly on TV.”

She continued, “Those who have never worked on a yacht might have a hard time understanding her management style – but there really isn’t time for nonsense. Things aren’t always as black/white as they appear on TV, and I just hope people can start to consider that when making their assertions.”

Skippon additionally reminded followers that hours of footage aren’t seen so making a rash judgment is unrealistic. “99.9% of the work that I did didn’t air – that’s not bc I wasn’t working hard, it’s bc other parts were more interesting (like the development of a relationship btwn cast or certain personality traits). While things can’t be manifested from nothing, things can be left out.”

Choose your phrases rigorously

Skippon doesn’t disagree that viewers are entitled to their opinions. However, she needs individuals would go for much less abrasive language when expressing them. “I’m saying that while everyone is entitled to opinions, there should be more practice in using soft language & openness to exchange of views rather than the aggressive & often extremely unkind assertions I see being made online – especially from those w only a secondhand account,” she continued along with her Twitter thread.

She even provided an instance. “Eg. instead of saying “Jenna’s a mean girl” (rigid assumption based mostly on a secondhand view of edited occasions), they might have mentioned: I didn’t like how she did x,y,z, right here’s why, what are your ideas? The former presents an opinion as goal fact & frankly simply isn’t good.”

MacGillivray added to the thread, revealing she provided stew Madison Stalker assist. “I’ll tell you this, after that exchange. I wrote Madison a letter of support and the camera showed it, but it didn’t make the episode.”

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