‘Below Deck’: Why Is Adrienne Gang Showing Support for Ashton Pienaar?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Ben Robinson, Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry

As social media piles on Ashton Pienaar from Below Deck, one alum has his again. Former chief stew Adrienne Gang confirmed her assist for the bosun on Twitter, which had followers questioning why.

Ben Robinson, Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry
Ben Robinson, Adrienne Gang, David Bradberry | Heidi Gutman/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images

Pienaar is being dragged on social media after being proven turning into violent in direction of chief stew Kate Chastain. The whole crew was returning again to the boat after an evening of consuming. When Chastain requested Pienaar about his mom, he turned violent, nearly needing to be restrained by chef Kevin Dobson and deckhand Tanner Sterback. Later, Chastain briefly quits after she quarrels with Pienaar within the crew mess.

Fans didn’t take the scene frivolously. Some demanded Pienaar not solely be fired however charged with assault. While a few of the male crew members appear to have his again, practically everybody, together with Captain Lee Rosbach expressed anger towards Pienaar for his actions.

Gang tweeted her assist

Amid the ocean of offended feedback, Gang caught out her neck in assist of Pienaar. She shared her ideas on Twitter however admitted she hadn’t watched the brand new season. But regardless of not seeing the present footage, she stands by Pienaar.

Fans rapidly challenged Gang about her assertion. “If you haven’t watched it, how can you think he, or at least his deplorable behavior, is so great?” one individual requested. But Gang insisted she personally is aware of Pienaar. “Because I know him. Do you? Or just what you see on tv?” she replied.

Another fan recalled that Pienaar tried to kiss Chastain greater than as soon as. “The sexual assault filmed twice was great. Wonder how many times in his real life hes forced his tongue into a womans mouth or worse. I forgot he’s a male stripper lol,” the individual wrote. But Gang reminded the fan there are all the time two sides to the story.

Some followers surprise if this is the reason she got here out to assist him

There’s definitely no love misplaced between Gang and Chastain. In truth, Chastain lately shaded Gang on the Taste of Taylor podcast. She instructed host Taylor Strecker how she ended up taking on as chief stew on the present. “I was working as a chief stew on a boat, same size,” she recalled. “The chief stew from season 1[Gang], she was really bad. She was bad at her job, she had wet hair on camera.”

“It was embarrassing to my friends and family members,” Chastain continued. “I don’t want them to see this girl doing the job this way and think that’s what I do. Because she’s not displaying it great.” So Chastain determined to go for the Below Deck chief stew job and bought it.

A fan steered that Gang was on “Team Ashton” to spite Chastain. “I feel like you don’t like kate so you would support anyone who’s opposing her,” the individual tweeted. But Gang stated Chastain has nothing to do with why she helps Pienaar. “My distaste for her is no secret. My statement didn’t even mention her. I’m just a personal fan of Ashton. I feel like everyone makes mistakes when they drink. EVERYONE. So I stand by my support of Ashton.”

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