‘Below Deck’ Star Rayna Lindsey On Show's N-Word Controversy: 'It's 2021...It's Something That Should Be Known'
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‘Below Deck’ Star Rayna Lindsey On Show's N-Word Controversy: 'It's 2021...It's Something That Should Be Known'

Rayna Lindsey of Bravo's popular yacht crew show Below Deck appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to discuss all things drama-related, including her absent relationship with Heather Chase. The latter used the N-word slur, which left viewers and Lindsey astonished.

Without delay, Cohen jumped right in and asked Lindsey how she felt about the shocking ordeal.

“It’s so uncomfortable and cringey to watch especially because we’re all adults and it’s 2021,” Lindsey stated. “It’s something that should be known, you know what I mean?"

She continued, “Instead of worrying about her feelings, she could be a little bit concerned with other people,” Lindsey stated.

Cohen shared that many viewers applauded Lindsey for the way she handled herself in a situation that could have easily gone left field.

Understanding the racist idea that Black women are seen as aggressive, angry and violent, Lindsey did not want to continue to perpetuate that stereotype although the situation could be viewed as warranting something a tad bit more hostile.

“As an African American woman, there’s always a stereotype for us being aggressive or being too loud or being the angry aggressive Black woman. Like that was running through my head like every second on the show,” she shared. “But I’m genuinely hurt, and I wanted my voice to be heard. But I didn’t want it to happen to be ‘over the top,’ you know what I mean?”

Lindsey did not hold back voicing her thoughts and concerns as she also addressed Eddie’s handling of the situation as well.

“You’re more concerned with Heather eating spaghetti with her fingers, but it was low of me to correct an adult versus when I go to him, and he says, ‘Oh, well that doesn’t affect your job’ if Heather uses the N-Word. It shows his priorities and what he thinks is important as well,” she said.

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