Who is 'Below Deck Mediterranean' Star Peter Hunziker? Why 'Below Deck' Star Peter Hunziker Fired By Bravo After Racist Post
Peter Hunziker of Below Deck Mediterranean has been terminated for his racist post. Read on to find out more about who is Peter Hunzkier and why Bravo Fired him from Below Deck Mediterranean.
Bravo Fired Mediterranean' star Peter Hunziker over 'racist post'
Peter Hunziker's time on Bravo's "Below Deck Mediterranean" was short-lived. Bravo announced Wednesday (17th June 2020) that the network is cutting ties with the reality star after Hunziker reshared a racist and misogynistic post online amid anti-racism and police brutality protests. According to Variety and Daily Mail, Hunziker posted a meme of a naked Black woman in chains on social media. Hunziker was let go as soon as the post was discovered, bravotv.com added. "Peter Hunziker of Below Deck Mediterranean has been terminated for his racist post," Bravo said in a statement posted to Instagram. Hunziker isn't the only reality TV personality recently fired over alleged social media posts. MTV cut ties with "Siesta Key" star Alex Kompothecras and "Teen Mom OG" star Taylor Selfridge after racially insensitive posts resurfaced.
Who is Peter Hunziker?
An American reality TV personality who currently stars as a deckhand on Below Deck Mediterranean season five of the series is named for Peter Hunziker. He joined the series as a deckhand in Season 5. Recently, on 17th June 2020, he was fired from Season 5 of the series for an alleged racist post, as Bravo announced. As three episodes have been aired so far, he will be edited out of the rest of the season so he won’t have as much airtime during the season as the network said. Upon his dismissal from the Bravo reality TV show, Peter did not issue a public statement. His most recent post shows pictures from Monday’s episode, which he took with third stew Jessica More. As indicated by his profile, which portrays him as the "quintessential all-American," he is the most youthful of three siblings in his working-class family. "Should explain what happened, this cancel culture shit is ridiculous," one fan wrote on Bravo's post being upset about Peter's dismissal. Whereas some weren’t surprised, a comment said, "He was already showing himself as misogynistic," one fan wrote in the comments section after he was fired. "I’m so happy we are going to see less of him. I’m sorry for the women on the boat that we're stuck dealing with him." In the three scenes he's showed up on, he more than once spoke condescendingly to Bosun Malia White, calling her "darling." It provoked a few fans to blame him for sexism.