‘Below Deck Med’: Bugsy Drake Clarifies Her Comments About Captain Sandy’s ‘Waits Tables’ – It’s a ‘Very Tough Job’

Christine “Bugsy” Drake from Below Deck Mediterranean clarified her remarks about Captain Sandy Yawn‘s “waits tables” comment when it came to Hannah Ferrier.

“IMHO: We are in the service industry and a lot of the time people relate the service aspects of a stewardess to that of a waitress,” she tweeted. “It’s NOT a bad thing! I was a waitress before I was a stew and I think that a waitress, just like anyone else, has a very tough job.” Yawn made the remark to Showbiz Cheat Sheet after Ferrier accused her of wanting her out from day one and being competitive with her.

Malia White, Tom Checketts, Jessica More, Christine "Bugsy" Drake from Below Deck Mediterranean
Malia White, Tom Checketts, Jessica More, Christine “Bugsy” Drake from Below Deck Mediterranean | Karolina Wojtasik/Bravo

Bugsy Drake did not agree with Captain Sandy’s comment

Yawn wrote the forward in Drake’s new tablescaping book and the two have remained in touch. During press for her book, media outlets asked Drake about Yawn’s remark.

“I can understand the backlash of like where Hannah stands in terms of saying that she just waits tables. Like I don’t agree with that comment because a chief stewardess goes above and beyond like just waiting tables,” she told US Weekly.

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“They oversee the entire guest experience, although they’re not driving the yacht, they set up the itinerary, they make sure that their stay on board is just high end and top-notch, they set tables, they wait tables, they look after the crew,” she added. “I always say the chief stew is like the mother of a yacht. So I don’t think that Hannah just waits tables is a fair comment, but it’s maybe the way that a lot of people might perceive it.”

But added, “I think that comment might’ve been taken a little out of context in terms and made into a bad comment because I don’t necessarily think Sandy meant it in a malicious way,” she said. “Her and I have a close relationship and I know that she has a lot of respect for any chief stewardess that works with her.”

Hannah Ferrier felt second rate to the deck crew

Ferrier said the comment didn’t surprise her because she always felt second-rate to the deck crew when she was on the show. “This is the thing, nothing that she says like that takes me by surprise because I’ve known for years that’s her view on the interior and on people who work on the interior,” Ferrier told US Weekly in another interview. “So it came as a shock to other people, but it didn’t come as a shock for me because I’ve always felt very second rate to deck crew and things like that when I’ve worked with her.”

As far as her shade goes toward Yawn, Ferrier said she’s felt this way for years but couldn’t voice her opinion because they still worked together.

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“I think sometimes people get confused because I’ve felt this way and thought this way for many, many years, but the only reason I can kind of talk about it now is because I know that I’ll never work with her again,” she said.