‘Below Deck’: Some Fans Are Unhappy With How Andy Cohen Is Handling the Reunion

by Jeremy Spirogis
Andy Cohen, Kate Chastain, Josiah Carter

The Below Deck reunion could not have happy some followers’ urge for food for redemption as a number of folks took to Twitter to name out host Andy Cohen for not holding some crew members accountable.

The first a part of the extremely anticipated reunion aired on Monday, February 10. The gathering was going to be the cherry on high of probably the most poisonous season to this point. Viewers hoped Cohen would power among the crew to confess wrongdoing and present extra regret.

Andy Cohen, Kate Chastain, Josiah Carter
Andy Cohen, Kate Chastain, Josiah Carter |Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal by way of Getty Images

However, the primary half ended up focusing primarily on the meat between chief stew Kate Chastain and stew Simone Mashile. But followers observed that Cohen appeared to offer bosun Ashton Pienaar a go when it got here to his habits with a number of considering that Cohen sided with the “bru-crew.”

Playing sides?

Some followers tweeted their frustration that Cohen appeared to be going softer on the lads who exhibited poisonous masculinity through the season, however more durable on Chastain. Even Below Deck superfan comedian Leslie Jones wasn’t feeling Cohen’s softer vibe towards the fellows. “I know as a host you got to be the ‘devils advocate’ but I don’t like the way you handling this Andy. Why not ask Kevin why he kicked sand in her face!AND WHY IS EVERYONE BEING SO FAKE!Bring the same energy you had in the show!!”

“Ashton you better check yourself bru #BelowDeckReunion #BelowDeck @Andy better check himself too,” one person shared.

Another person observed that Cohen was supporting the lads too. “Kelly Cutrone recently talked about Andy Cohen’s and Bravo’s poor treatment of Women On Reality TV. Andy’s performance on Below Deck’s reunion supporting misogynist Ashton’s behavior sicken’s me. I feel sorry for female cast.”

Cohen appeared to lean into asking Chastain about her habits greater than focusing on Pienaar. “So disappointing to see @Andy defending these punks. To approve or avoid calling out the aggressive behavior of @AshtonPienaar is a surprising low,” one person tweeted.

Was one thing else occurring?

When Pienaar demanded to know when Chastain and Captain Lee Rosbach final labored within the “real” yachting trade, Chastain questioned Pienaar about the place he’s at the moment working. She and deckhand Rhylee Gerber shared that his present job is thru a girlfriend and Pienaar grew to become defensive. He added, “If they are going to carry on with this type of defamation of character there’s going to be an issue.”

The dialog seemed to be able to proceed, however Cohen rapidly jumped in. “The fact is that he’s working on a yacht, so …,” Cohen stated to Chastain. Then the reunion lower to a industrial.

At that time, some viewers puzzled if Cohen was going comfortable on Pienaar as a result of he’s threatening legal action towards Bravo. “Ashton tipped his hand already with this threats of a defamation suit and @andy fell in line #BelowDeck. Too bad the rest of us actually watched the show and see him for what he is – Andy can’t protect Ashton from that.”

Some followers have been proud of the reunion’s path

The majority of the remarks sided with the ladies on the boat. However, some viewers loved seeing Chastain within the scorching seat. At one level Cohen learn a viewer query that requested if Chastain at all times picks one individual out every season to bully.

Footage rolled from final season of Chastain and second stew Josiah Carter placing a speaker outdoors third stew Caroline Bedol’s door and blasting music. Bedol is then seen in tears.

“It’s hard to take this seriously when we watched them make excuses for Kate screaming that Caroline had herpes while she was waiting to give Lee her resignation. If that was a man in Kate’s role that day, they wouldve been torn apart. But because it’s Kate, it’s okay?” one individual tweeted in response to one of Rosbach’s tweets.

Another individual added, “Those two seem to think they are in untouchable and can’t be questioned, the fame has gone to their heads! It’s annoying to be honest. I normally have the unpopular view point, but I don’t care. I am not the only one who sees it!”

Part two of the Below Deck reunion airs on Bravo on Monday, February 17 at eight p.m.

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