‘Below Deck’: Captain Lee Doesn’t Buy the ‘Bad Edit’ Excuse From Charter Guests on the Show
Captain Lee Rosbach from Below Deck doesn’t buy it when guests on the show insist they simply received a “bad edit.” He instead chalks up any crazy behavior seen on the show to the guests behaving badly.
A Twitter fan asked Rosbach if he’s had any previous guests complain about how they were portrayed on the show. Rosbach said only a few have balked at how they came off on Below Deck, but added it is only because of their actual behavior. “Only a couple, but I suspect it was not because of the way they were portrayed, but because of the way they acted and got caught at it on film,” Rosbach responded.
He added that, thus far, yacht owners haven’t had any negative feedback about what they’ve seen on the show either. While some guests have been wild, even spilling red wine on the deck, the crew has swiftly cleaned messes and kept the boats in good shape.
‘Below Deck Med’ guest Justin Thornton said Bravo made his tip look bad
Recent Below Deck Mediterranean guest Justin Thornton was annoyed that the tip he left for the crew was shaded by producers. Although Thornton acted pretty lowkey, his friends were over the top. They partied until dawn and suddenly invited several guests for dinner. Chef Hindrigo “Kiko” Lorran had to leap into action and create a 72 plate meal, which he nailed.
But Thornton left the crew only $17,000 for a tip. That equates to about $1,277 per person in tip money. Below Deck Med producers flashed on the screen that the average tip is usually $20,000.
Thornton took to his Instagram story to share his annoyance. “Thank you Bravo … sure did a good job making it LOOK like I gave a bad tip! That’s reality TV for ya,” he wrote along with a photo of his adorable dog. “They told me average was 15k so I said let’s do 17k … that’s 23.4% if prorated out so get off me.”
‘Below Deck’ season 6 guest insists he was edited to look bad
Charter guest Charles Michael Yim from Below Deck season 6 insisted the series is fake and that production gave them a negative edit because his crew wasn’t exciting enough.
Yim and friends were often filmed taking videos and photos with their phones instead of actually enjoying the voyage. He shared on Instagram that producers latched onto these moments to make them look shallow. “They edited the footage to make it seem that we were on our phones all the time but that wasn’t the case,” he wrote in a post.
He also said items were planted during his charter to create more drama. Third stew Caroline Bedol entered a cabin and found a used condom. She gagged and joked with deckhand Ashton Pienaar to remove it.
“If you look closely at the footage, my fiancé and I were merely cuddling in the Crow’s nest, as for the condom Carolyn happened to have ‘found it’ and water 💦 was gushed all over it before to showed it to Ashton,” Yim shared on Instagram. “This might be too much info but my fiancé and I don’t use condoms. So where did it come from? As for social media, sure we took pics and videos. Not sure what’s wrong with that.”