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Below Deck: Captain Lee Rosbach weighs in on Heather Chase’s apology and Rayna Lindsey’s reaction to it

Captain Lee from Below Deck dishes Heather Chase and Rayna Lindsey drama.
Captain Lee, once again, isn’t mincing words about the tension between Rayna and Heather on Below Deck. Pic credit: Bravo

Below Deck star Captain Lee Rosbach has weighed in on Heather Chase’s apology and Rayna Lindsey’s reaction to it.

The most recent episode of Below Deck featured Heather apologizing to Rayna for saying the N-word on a crew night out. Although Rayna told Heather she accepted her apology, the deckhand later vented to Fraser Olender about it.

Captain Lee addressed Heather using the racial slur ahead of the show’s holiday hiatus. Now the stud of the sea has weighed in the recent development in the on-screen drama.

What did Captain Lee say about Heather’s apology to Rayna?

In his weekly blog, the captain didn’t shy away from giving his thoughts on Heather taking Rayna aside to apologize for using the racial slur.

“Heather, your apology to Rayna seemed sincere. You learned the hard way words like those have no place on a yacht or anywhere else for that matter. I hope you take the opportunity to do better in the future,” he wrote.

Aside from commenting on Heather’s talk with Rayna, Captain Lee let the chief stew know he was not impressed with her oversleeping.

What did Captain Lee think of Rayna’s reaction to Heather’s apology?

While the captain agreed Rayna had a right to be offended, he did take issue with her accepting Heather’s apology then talking behind her back.

“Rayna, you were rightfully offended. I don’t condone that term in any situation, and no-one should ever feel discriminated against where they work, but you seemed to accept Heather’s apology to her face, then spoke to other people about it behind her back. I wish the situation had been brought to my attention sooner, where it would’ve been dealt with head on,” Captain Lee expressed.

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Rayna has said more than once that the captain was aware of the situation and did nothing. She opened up about Heather and the racial slur while speaking with Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live this week.

Andy also took time to address Heather saying the N-word on Below Deck. First-mate Eddie Lucas blasted producers recently for how the situation was handled during filming too.

Captain Lee Rosbach has said his peace regarding Heather Chase apologizing to Rayna Lindsey and the aftermath. Below Deck fans can expect him to speak out more on the hot topic as Season 9 plays out.

The mid-season trailer revealed it is a focal point for the back half of the season. Also, Rayna teased the season ends abruptly, so that’s something for Below Deck viewers to look forward to.

What did you think of Captain Lee’s thoughts on Rayna and Heather?

Below Deck airs Mondays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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  1. She said it, she apologized. There was no need to keep running to everyone to tell them how offended she was when she accepted the apology.She could have just said, I don’t believe your apology so we will not be friends but colleagues only. But she’d rather run to everyone one by one and tell her version.

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  2. Heather did apologize to Rayna about saying the word and it seems sincere but if Rayna truly didn’t believe it was sincere she should have let her know to her face. It seems as Rayna was always talking shit and never wanting to resolve the issues, it seems as if she wants to always be mad and bitter.

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  3. Rayna is a sociopath and an attention seeker. I think if I were the captain or even her immediate supervisor, she would be gone. Bad attitude and promotes bad vibes on board amongst the crew.

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      • Yes fire the real racist and that’s Bravo!!..they are upset after so many years they feel that there is no choice but to conform by accepting diversity so they have begrudgingly put on people of color from they choosing to set up scenarios to support their “base” that having diversity is not good for business so they can be made blameless & go back to how they were!!..all you have to do is look at Lee’s response from the beginning of the season that he was not happy!

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  4. And Just Like That.. the narrative becomes the same old tired nonsense of “the blonde hair, blue eyed female English Rose who sheds the crocodile tears when giving the fake/forced apology that she doesn’t understand who is being portrayed as a victim of bullying who needs to be rescued from the mean, big black woman who should know her place & bow down, to get over it because she’s lazy, of course wants things for free& always playing the race card”!!..Blah, Blah, Bravo!

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  5. Capt. Lee clearly didn’t watch the moments when Rayna said that word FIRST!!!! And kept saying it over and over and over again to anyone nearby. Because she did, it’s clear that the word is okay for everyone to say if they so choose! I’m wondering if Capt. Lee avoids those moments so Rayna won’t sue the crap out of him, the yacht’s owner, and the network. She’s a Class A Number One racist who hates that she was born black.

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    • Staged for a REALLY BAD story line drama!! Same as Bravo. Real Housewives story lines…
      Horrible all of it!!! Will have to stop watching if this keeps up

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  6. She was getting reprimanded for a shitty job frequently and in stereotypical fashion, Played the race card.
    And when she isn’t brought back next season, she’ll get 15 more minutes of fame being the poor oppressed black woman and that will be the end of her relevance.

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  7. Rayna likes to play the victim and blame everyone else for stuff even though she did the exact same thing. Making out with Jake the first night on board and then copping an attitude and bring a total biatch to him when she found out he has a fiancé. Jake was wrong to do what he did, but we all know now that Jake is a very sexual person who ready to love the one he’s with. Eddie finally had to step in and talk to her so that she’d knock it off. As for the N word, she shouldn’t have kept jokingly saying it when her and Heather were drunk and goofing around. Of course Heather shouldn’t have said it, but she has apologized and Rayna accepted her apology, they hugged, and she gave the impression that everything was cool between them. Then as soon as she starts walking away from Heather she is already talking crap about how Heathers apology wasn’t sincere because she didn’t cry! Heather sobbed about it in the privacy of her cabin. No matter what Heather does, it’ll never satisfy Rayna. Heather apologized to her in the galley and in the salon. Rayna accepted her apology and needs to quit harping on and on about it. They were joking around, drunk, and Heather just respected what Rayna said. She didn’t say it in a mean, derogatory way or as a put down. As far as punishment I can see Heather getting reprimanded and counseled but not fired.

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    • I agree totally. Rayna has been causing trouble from the very beginning. She barely does her job. She is shit stirrer. Wanting her moment in the spotlight. She said the word first and Heather followed suit. What do u expect from drunken slobs. If u cannot hold ur liquor, don’t drink. No respect respect for Rayna at all.

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  8. Captain Lee handle it like it should have been. We are not perfect in our world but when we make mistakes and apologize and you accept the apology then move on and quit trying to stir the pot there is so many other issues that should have been addressed as and weren’t how about conduct on the boat and in public

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      • I have a problem with ANYONE using that word. It’s an ugly word. Even in songs. It’s just trashy. And Rayna wasn’t offended until she was reprimanded for her bad attitude. Then, and only then did she bring it up.

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      • Actually I don’t like it being said at all! I don’t like the music, I don’t like it when.they say it to each other. I also consider the source and how its being used. I hate double standards more and hypocrisy. So no matter the color, ugly word and as long as I can control it my grandkids will never buy the music to make them richer, you know because it hurts their souls and all.

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  9. Captain Lee handled the situation exceptionally as always. Heather said her apology’s a few times to Rayna and she did in FACT except it. It was a mistake that was said in the first place you could clearly see that sometimes things come out of our mouth that we have no idea and don’t mean and don’t even realize till you brought it to her attention. I think that it shouldn’t be talked about again, or said again amen, it was handled and let’s carry-on that’s the problem with that world we dwell on things. We’re all in this together

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  10. Bravo re-airs drama repeatedly throughout the season..every season..and on every trailer! And on every commercial. But they don’t seem to want to re-air this slur word situation..why not? Because Rayna used it multiple times jokingly and Heather used it in a dumb, drunk moment of thinking she was going to fit in with her new friend..Rayna is the bad guy here..because she acts as if it bothers her..if it bothers her why is she using it? Heather should have been the one to ask Rayna to stop using that word..because it’s offensive..even to non POCs..I hate that word..and the C word..no matter who is saying it.

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    • Thank you, thank you for pointing out that Rayna used the term first. Due to the painful and awful history related to the word, no one should use the term. If Rayna was so offended by the term and understood it’s origin, she would not have spoken it. Heather stated the word foolishly. However, people must understand it’s origin, degradation, and pain associated with the term. Upon doing so, NO ONE will speak it, black nor non-black. It pains me that Rayna is receiving so much praise and the fact that she used the word initially is being overlooked. Being black does not present the right use a term that has caused so much pain. It would be helpful for Rayna to educate herself concerning its history and not seek sensationalism. By the way Rayna, I’m black also. Educate yourself.

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  11. She said oh I got you girl and we’re good and I accept your apology etc etc. Then went around to every single crew member stirring the pot every chance she got. To me that was crap and I didn’t have any sympathy for her.

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  12. Rayna is an oportunist, people should see her for what she really is
    A crap disturber looking for attention. Everybody makes mistakes and Ideal for Heather. Cancel culture strikes again.

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  13. I think Rayan is a troublemaker .Heather may have not thought about using that term, but we all make mistakes. Heather’s apology was, I believe, honest. There was no reason for Rayna to keep harping on it when it should have been done with after the apology.

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  14. Rayan excepted the apology and only had a problem again Ed because Heather was all over her man and Rayan is a self entitled selfish brat.

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  15. How nice of bravo to cater to this race war on white people. Poor Rayna, a white girl repeated what she kept saying, crucify the white girl, she is the ultimate monster. Because some says the n word doesn’t mean the world should come crashing down. We get called crackers, honkys, rednecks and racists daily. Shame on bravo for trying to profit off of fake racism.

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  16. Rayna said the “N” word first but no one has mentioned that, I took it as Heather just bantering back to her, no offense intended

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    • Yes, Captain. You are right, but let’s address Rayna’s racist remarks towards certain people on the boat that started the whole thing. Do you think that is OK? Do you think the a double standard is ok?

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  17. The word should have been said PERIOD!! However,an apology was given and accepted. Drop it there. Rayna doesn’t do her job, rolls her eyes, and complains about being told to do her job. Heather had consequences for her actions. Rayna doesn’t. Rayna didn’t say a word about it until she was told to do something she didn’t want to do. IF she had been that offended, she would have addressed it immediately. Her attitude has been poor since the start. She’s an immature, selfish, entitled brat. And race has nothing to do with my opinion. It’s her attitude.

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