The most recent episode of Below Deck still has fans talking days after it aired. It was drama-filled, to say the least. Temper tantrums were thrown and not by the children on the charter.
After watching the show, Captain Lee Rosbach used Twitter to send a stern message to Ashton Pienaar and Tanner Sterback.
He showed that he is disgusted by the way the two men in his command acted towards Kate Chastain, prompting the chief stew to storm off the boat declaring she was quitting the reality TV show.
“I have no excuse for the behavior of either of those boys, not men, boys. Tanner, you can’t even talk, let alone think. Ashton, you have crossed the line so far; it’s unbelievable. You both should be ashamed of your actions. Lucky I wasn’t there, or neither of you would have been,” the captain tweeted.
I have no excuse for the behavior of either of those boys, not men, boys. Tanner, you can't even talk let alone think. Ashton, you have crossed the line so far its unbelievable. You both should be ashamed of your actions. Lucky I wasn't there or neither of you would have been.
— Captain Lee (@capthlr) December 24, 2019
Ashton’s actions in the van were beyond disturbing. He flew into a rage when Kate asked about his mom.
The bosun repeatedly tried to attack Kate and nearly punched chef Kevin Dobson in the process. If Kevin had not been there, Ashton could have very well physically hurt Kate.
Tanner helped defend Kate, but it was only after the second or third time Ashton tried to get to her. Then Tanner had the audacity to kiss Kate after the ordeal went down.
Granted, she didn’t push him away like she did Ashton. However, that still doesn’t excuse him doing the same thing Ashton did early in the episode.
SMH, shame on you Tanner and Ashton….treating woman like that! I was very well trained by my late father, who was a marine, exactly how handle boys like you!
— Dyanna? (@prettybeachchic) December 24, 2019
Twitter, for the most part, agreed with Captain Lee’s remarks. Fans seemed furious with Ashton’s misogynistic behavior towards women.
Tanner is no better either with the way he was talking about Simone Mashile behind her back. Plus, Tanner was so intoxicated he could barely stand as Ashton confronted Kate on the boat.
I am DISGUSTED by these children!!!! Ashton is gross and his mother would be ashamed for sure!! Tanner shouldn’t have said boo. Kate shouldn’t have bothered with drunk boys, but you could see she was trying to be light and jokey.
— O&P (@MrMidh) December 24, 2019
Both guys are coming under fire on social media for their actions towards all the females on the crew, especially Kate and Rhylee Gerber.
Ashton has apologized again for his horrific behavior, but fans are over it. Tanner has yet to respond to the episode on social media. Neither of them reacted to Captain Lee’s tweet either.
Below Deck airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.