Below Deck's Heather Chase Apologizes To Rayna Lindsey After Using Racial Slur

"Over the past nine months since this episode was filmed, I have learned how my words and actions can affect others and I vow to do better in the future."

December 14, 2021 12:18pm

Below Deck‘s newest Chief Stewardess, Heather Chase, apologized to My Seanna deckhand, Rayna Lindsey after multiple uses of a racial slur on Bravo‘s Emmy nominated show.

The apology:

Heather took to the ‘gram the night the episode aired to issue an apology to her co-star/colleague for repeating an incredibly offensive word and using the word again while rapping.

“I am sorry for the hurt my ignorance caused Rayna in tonight’s episode. While I apologized to Rayna throughout the season, I cannot express enough how truly remorseful I am. Part of my responsibility as Chief Stewardess is to provide a welcoming, safe environment for the crew and I fell short. Over the past nine months since this episode was filmed, I have learned how my words and actions can affect others and I vow to do better in the future.”

 

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Bravoholics react:

Many Below Deck fans weren’t having Heather’s apology.

  • “Ignorance is NO EXCUSE, especially in the year 2021. This is completely and beyond unacceptable.”
  • “This apology is straight up meaningless copy/paste buzz sentences.”
  • “You were comfortable, drunk or not…”
Another IG user wrote, “ur in ur mid/late 20’s and just now learning ur words can affect others? girl plz.”  Continuing the thread, another added, “strange since she was talking about how she was so viciously bullied for being white growing up in Hawaii. I guess she thought words only affect *her.*”
Many social media users, on the other hand, happily accepted Heather’s apology.
  • “…you are a good manager and yes, mistakes happen (especially when you’re getting served straight Tito’s, I know I’ve been there) but everyone is allowed a second chance. Including you, don’t be too hard on yourself 💕.”
  • “If anything.. I LOVE YOU MORE! She was being dramatic af. You good girl don’t worry! Keep on doing you boo 😘.”
  • Live and learn! Your heartfelt admission speaks to your character. Everyone can be better. Everyone!

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