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Captain Lee Rosbach speaks out about racial slur said on Below Deck

Below Deck's Captain Lee addressed the N-word said on Bravo show.
Captain Lee won’t tolerate the N-word said on his boat. Pic credit: Bravo

Captain Lee Rosbach spoke out about the racial slur said on Below Deck during the most recent episode.

Heather Chase repeated the N-word after Rayna Lindsey said it during another drunk crew night out. Later, the chief stew said it again, resulting in Rayna trying to explain why Heather should never use that word.

The tension mounted when Heather denied saying it and complained to chef Rachel Hargrove that Rayna made her feel bad. Rayna was upset the next day with Heather, even talking to Eddie Lucas about it.

After the episode aired, Heather apologized for saying the racial slur, but Below Deck fans are not happy with her. The same night, Rayna called out Eddie, Captain Lee Rosbach, and Bravo for not handling the situation properly or really at all.

Now it’s Captain Lee’s turn to speak out. The captain has been recovering from spinal surgery the past couple of days but is still addressing the issue.

Captain Lee Rosbach speaks out about racial slur on Below Deck

In his weekly blog, Captain Lee wasted no time getting to the point about the racial slur used.

“My, my! This has certainly devolved into something I didn’t see coming this season, but like I always do with the elephant in the room, let’s take this head-on. I was truly disgusted by some words used in this week’s episode that I will not repeat; I find them despicable,” he wrote.

The captain made it crystal clear that kind of language would not be tolerated on his boat.

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“The word I heard used casually on this week’s episode is not one I tolerate in any way, shape, or form on my boat. Nor will I ever, moving forward. I wish I knew about it earlier and swift action would have been taken, but let me be very clear, it isn’t acceptable, ever,” Captain Lee stated.

Captain Lee has advice for Heather Chase

While the captain didn’t call out Heather for saying the N-word, he did give her some advice, and it’s something she has heard from him before.

“You may want to rethink how you work and play with your crew on nights out. You can have fun, but sometimes too much fun can cause issues as we are learning,” the captain said.

Season 9 of Below Deck took quite a turn this week when Heather Chase said the N-word a couple of times. Captain Lee Rosbach has spoken out on the subject. However, he has yet to address the accusations made by Rayna Lindsey via her Instagram Stories.

Stay tuned Below Deck fans this story is far from over.

Below Deck airs Mondays at 9/8c on Bravo.

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  1. So,it was okay for Rayna to say the “N” word but not Heather? That is not right! Both individuals should be admonished for saying it. Either it is offensive and NO one can say it or it is not offensive and ANYONE can say it. It cannot be both ways.

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    • Nope. It’s not okay for white folks to say, black people can use it all they want. As it should be. (It’s kind of like I can talk shit about my own family, but if someone else talks shit about my family, all bets are off)

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      • THAT MAKES NO SENSE. THE WORD WAS CREATED TO DEGRADE US BLACK PEOPLE SO. Y USE IT.? IT SOUNDS VERY UNINTELLIGENT WHEN BLK PPL SAY ITS OK FOR USE A WORD CREATED BY WHITE PPL DURING SLAVERY TO DEMEAN, DEGRADE AND BELITTLE US BUT OTHERS CANNOT. WE SHOULDN’T IT PERIOD.NOT IN MUSIC, NOT ON TV, NOT TO GREET OUR. FRIENDS..NOWHERE!

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    • I’ve been saying that for decades, Krista! Since black people call each other that all the time (not all of them, but most), it’s more than okay for everyone else to say it. I personally don’t but it’s not offensive or wrong or racist. Rayna is SO jealous and angry that she was born black, she detests white people; it’s very obvious in her looks and words all the time. She needs to be gone! She also needs to stop saying that word if she’s so het-up about non-blacks saying it. Shame on her!!

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      • This is why, as a black woman, I think this word should be buried. You have people who truly don’t understand and think that if black people use it then anyone should be able to use it. But I’m pretty sure if the word cracker was used while enslaving whites (which black people still see the effects of slavery today), then there wouldn’t even be a discussion.

        I understand the need to “take the power away” but there are ways to do it without using a word that is demeaning (and let’s not pretend, it is still used to demean us, just within our own community.) We are still dealing with our history today, to the point where some want to try and ignore it so others don’t “feel bad.”

        For someone to say, ” since black people use it….then everyone should be able to….” shows that using this word amongst ourselves gives others license to be ignorant.

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  2. Rayna has been a lazy, eye rolling, complainer who prefers party to actual work. If Rayna can use the word, why can’t Heather? Having said that, I would not be partying with my crew that works for me.

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  3. Heather’s career is probably over and Rayna will now probably get her own show on BRAVO. This is a woman who sleeps with a guy knowing that he is engaged and even though it was mutual, she obviously has a sideways moral compass. BRAVO and Andy Cohen are becoming the moral compass for all. But it’s ok when Andy speaks to one his guests about giving him a blow job on one of his shows. Heather and Rayna are responsible for their decisions and what they say, they are also responsible for their actions on the show which clearly Rayna is not one to back off from sexual prowness and Heather just needs to shut up. Andy Cohen should be fired for most of the remarks he has made on his show… clearly there is a double standard.

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