'Below Deck': Wondering why Pete hasn't been edited out of show despite being fired? Here's the real reason
'Below Deck Mediterranean' returned with an all-new episode this week and the center of which happened to be Peter 'Pete' Hunziker and his inappropriate behavior and language at work. Despite repeated requests, Pete has continued to call his superior Malia White "sweetheart". He was politely asked to drop it but when he didn't give up, Malia had to take the issue up with captain Sandy Yawn, who then gave the deckhands an earful and asked them to maintain basic protocol. "Malia's not your friend. No sweetheart, no sweetie, no dear," Sandy said.
Pete, however, was not willing to back down and continued questioning Malia about who may have called her a "sweetheart". Upon explaining, he promised to maintain decorum, but that lasted only a couple of hours. When the crew arrived at a local Spanish scenic spot to set up lunch tables for the charter guests, Pete struggled with placing the tables. When Malia and Jessica More tried helping him out with suggestions, he said: "Too many chief stews."
Clearly, there's a problem when it comes to taking orders or working in a team and Pete has proven that enough number of times. He was even recently fired by Bravo for his racist remarks on social media. "Peter Hunziker of Below Deck Mediterranean has been terminated for his racist post," the network posted on Instagram and added: "Bravo and 51 Minds are editing the show to minimize his appearance for subsequent episodes."
Meanwhile, fans are confused about why Pete is not being edited out completely from the show. "Bravo is so messy and I love it. They said that we would edit out Pete this season on below deck but leave in scenes of him being a misogynistic a-hole. So great! #bravo #belowdeck," a fan commented. While another shared: "The bravo editors showing us how much pete sucks!! and he has the nerve to blame his sexism on being from the south!!! lol #BelowDeck #BelowDeckMed #BelowDeckMediterranean." Another tweeted, "Question for @BravoTV and #BelowDeck: are you incapable of casting men that aren’t absolutely vile misogynists? Here we are again with #BelowDeckMed." Another viewer cleared the air and shared that Bravo will start editing out his role on the show in the latter half of the season: "People don’t pay attention do they?! @BravoTV was clear that editing Pete out would be the last half of the season since the first half was already edited. #BelowDeckMed."
Catch all the new episodes of 'Below Deck Mediterranean' on Bravo every Monday.