'Below Deck' fans want Eddie fired for being dismissive towards Rayna's concerns

Fans were left fuming at Eddie and his management skills after watching how he was handling Rayna's concerns against Heather and the whole situation


                            'Below Deck' fans want Eddie fired for being dismissive towards Rayna's concerns
'Below Deck' crew Rayna Lindsey and Eddie Lucas (Bravo)

As the newly promoted First Officer on luxury superyacht My Seanna, Eddie Lucas is still trying to learn the ropes of his new role. As the saying goes great power comes with great responsibility and looks like Eddie wasn't totally prepared for it. When he sensed tension amongst his deck crew team, instead of intervening and trying to diffuse the situation, he just let it simmer.

But things went south when Chief Stew- Heather Chase uttered the 'N-word' around deckhand Rayna Lindsey while the two of them were rapping. Later, Rayna tried explaining to Heather that she can't be using such words as they are extremely offensive. Initially, Heather completely denied ever uttering it, but eventually, she came around and apologized to Rayna. Although Rayna told Heather that it was water under the bridge between them, sadly, the incident and Heather's initial denial left her very hurt. When she tried expressing her concerns about the whole situation with her boss Eddie it backfired badly as Eddie basically brushed off the situation by telling Rayna that she should separate her work from her personal life and not let such things affect her.

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'Below Deck' stars Rayna Lindsey and Heather Chase (Bravo)

 

Eddie's response left Rayne feeling further dejected and isolated. When Captain Lee noticed Rayna's poor attitude he asked Eddie to get to the bottom of the issue and to resolve it. This time around Eddie sat down with Rayna and assured her that her concerns were being heard and that he completely had her back with respect to her issues with Heather. He tried urging Rayna to trust him, but she was understandably hesitant. Later, Eddie revealed to Captain Lee what set off the issues between Rayna and Heather. He once again downplayed Rayna's feelings by harping about how she accused him of brushing her off when she approached him instead of trying to resolve the situation.

Fans were left fuming at Eddie and his management skills after watching how he was handling Rayna's concerns against Heather and the whole messy situation. A fan tweeted, "Eddie, the problem is when Rayna came to you with the way she felt about Heather saying the n word you completely brushed her off instead of handling the situation. Dumb bird. #BelowDeck." Another fan wrote, "In Eddie’s conversation with Rayna he said “if that happened” and I don’t like that. If Rayna says it happened you don’t need to say if. Also, Eddie DID brush her off. #BelowDeck." "I know ppl might want to blame @capthlr but I put full blame on Eddie for downplaying and withholding information from the Capt. And that playback shows Eddie completely brushed it off when Rayna brought it up. Lost all respect for Eddie #BelowDeck #TeamRayna," declared a fan.



 



 



 

 

'Below Deck' star Eddie Lucas (Bravo)

Another fan shared, "I will be using this Eddie and Rayna conversation for future diversity trainings on exactly what NOT to do as a manager, when a direct report comes to you about about a concern related to identity. #belowdeck @BravoTV." "I hope Eddie doesn't have a job next season. "if" Heather said the n word and him brushing off Rayna's complaints and along with Captain lee lack of energy & anger about the situation. I've seen him more angry about a cushion blowing away then this situation. #belowdeck," expressed a fan. "Eddie needs to own what he did, bc he did brush it off when she told him. He may have thought it was an attempted excuse, but he needs to own it & apologize. #belowdeck," seconded a fan.



 



 



 

 

'Below Deck' Season 9 airs every Monday at 8/7c on Bravo.

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