Below Deck fans are fed up with Andy Cohen. As TV Shows Ace reported, they didn’t like the location of the reunion. They stormed his Instagram page the moment when they noticed it was filmed in the Watch What Happens Live Clubhouse. The first part of the reunion aired on Monday night, Feb. 10 and it’s not faring well with fans.
Most fans took to Twitter to call out host Andy Cohen for his treatment of the boys’ club. They claim that the Bravo executive producer is not holding the men accountable for their actions during Season 7. The reunion episode was one of the most highly anticipated to date. Fans assumed that Andy would get the men to show remorse. But, most of the reunion episode was mostly focused on the women rather than the men.
Below Deck fans aren’t happy with the direction of the reunion
As Showbiz CheatSheet reported, fans were disappointed with Andy’s behavior. They claim he’s a part of the problem when it comes to the rampant misogyny and toxic masculinity on reality TV. Fans noticed when he was softer on the men than he was with the women. Andy was harder on chief stew Kate Chastain for getting chef Kevin Dobson to make a cake that resembled male genitalia. He even slammed third stew Courtney Skippon for the way she treated Brian de Saint Pern.
Even comedian Leslie Jones wasn’t pleased with Andy’s hosting abilities. She called out his behavior during the episode.
“I know as a host you got to be the ‘devils advocate’ but I don’t’ like the way you handling this Andy,” Leslie tweeted. “Why not ask Kevin why he kicked sand in her face! AND WHY IS EVERYONE BEING SO FAKE! Bring the same energy you had in the show!! @capthlr @Kate_Chastin @BravoTV #belowdeckthailand.”
Many Below Deck fans noticed that Andy was being softer on the men. Meanwhile, he kept calling out the women for their actions. Other fans speculated if Andy was soft on Ashton because the former bosun is reportedly threatening legal against Bravo.
“Ashton tipped his hand already with his threats of a defamation suit and @andy fell in line #BelowDeck,” the fan wrote. “Too bad the rest of us actually watched the show and see him for what he is – Andy can’t protect Ashton from that.”
Andy Cohen kept calling out the women during the reunion
Most fans noticed that Kate and Courtney were mostly in the hot seat. Andy even showed footage from the previous season that showed Kate and second stew Josiah Carter blasting music outside Caroline Bedol’s door. Caroline is seen crying in her room. Seeing this old footage left a bad taste in most fans’ mouths. Instead, Andy should’ve spent that time playing the mens’ disturbing behavior from Season 7. What about Ashton’s infamous drunken van incident or the scene where Kevin kicked sand in Kate’s eye?
Below Deck fans wondered why the men on the show were so untouchable. They didn’t understand why Andy was siding with them so much. Other fans claimed that the fame has gone to the male crew members’ heads since Andy keeps supporting them. They don’t like the special treatment that Andy has given them.
Fans weren’t happy with the reunion location
It’s a bad week for Andy Cohen. Below Deck fans were also not happy with the location of the reunion. They feel that the reunion should have been filmed on location, just like Vanderpump Rules, Southern Charm, and the Real Housewives franchise. They don’t like the way that Andy treats the Below Deck cast as if it’s an inferior reality show.
It all started when Andy posted a cast photo on Instagram. Fans immediately noticed that the reunion was filmed in the Clubhouse. They didn’t understand why it couldn’t be filmed on location like the other Bravo reunion episodes are. Andy snapped and wrote in the comments section that fans should be happy to have a reunion in the first place.
Andy hasn’t responded to this latest backlash. It’ll be interesting to see how he responds to the outspoken fans this time around. That is, if he does respond.
What are your thoughts on part one of the Below Deck reunion? Do you agree that Andy was too soft on the men? Sound off below in the comments section.
Part two of the Below Deck reunion airs on Monday, Feb. 17 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.