Bravo’s underrated gem Below Deck Mediterranean is trending due to the “drug bombshell” tonight. A little background: Kiko, the former Chef, was unfairly fired last week. Malia’s boyfriend (Tom) so happened to conveniently be visiting her on his way to the UK to visit a sick uncle. Captain Sandy wants to meet him and offers him the Chef position because she’s desperate after firing Kiko, and is impressed by Tom’s resume. He accepts (hey, I guess “fuck you” to the “sick uncle” huh). Malia throws a tantrum because she wants to room with her boyfriend, according to her “those are the rules” when you hire a couple. Hannah won’t back down and switch rooms so she can bunk with her boyfriend. Malia runs to Captain Sandy and she then enforces that everyone switch rooms to accommodate the insufferable couple. While they switch rooms, Malia so happens to “find” Hannah’s Valium and takes a photo to text and report to Captain Sandy for having “drugs on board.” The episode ends with Sandy having a meeting with Hannah. Will she be fired? Tune in next week for the bs.
Hannah Ferrier took to Twitter tonight to clarify that it was prescribed and called out Malia for setting her up and her photo “arranging skills.”
I like Malia’s arranging skills. So that’s prescribed Valium, CBD (which is legal in Spain), a lighter (not sure what this has to do with anything) and my passport holder... And for anyone who’s interested the prescription is on the other side of the box as shown... #belowdeckmed pic.twitter.com/9ZpMjVUWVu— Hannah Ferrier (@hannahferrier_) August 11, 2020
😂😂😂 I feel you.— Hannah Ferrier (@hannahferrier_) August 11, 2020
No...she went into my cabin AFTER we had the fight about cabin arrangements...Then went through my handbag and took a photo of my prescribed medication and legal CBD and sent it to Sandy. #belowdeckmed https://t.co/bSjIiACceZ— Hannah Ferrier (@hannahferrier_) August 11, 2020
This REALLY bothered me. As a captain if you give me the responsibility of cabin arrangements then would like to take that away from me PLEASE could you come and speak to me about it? Maybe ask me my reasoning?? #belowdeckmed— Hannah Ferrier (@hannahferrier_) August 11, 2020
Hey Guys!! Kiko isn’t that active on twitter but just FYI he’s doing amazingly well - he’s so happy sailing the world with his gorgeous girlfriend and hopefully coming to Sydney to meet the baby in January!!! #belowdeckmed @Hindrigo— Hannah Ferrier (@hannahferrier_) August 4, 2020
Twitter is rightfully calling out Malia:
And just so y’all know, Malia doesn’t give a single fuck for what she did to @hannahferrier_. Instead she’s shaming Hannah for taking meds to manage her mental health on and laughing about it #WWHL #BelowDeckMed— DW (@princxofgenovia) August 11, 2020
And now Princess Malia is going to throw a hissy fit to get to shack up with her boyfriend. And when it doesn’t work she’s going to set up @hannahferrier_ and use her anxiety against her. Guess we know how well Malia supports other women. #BelowDeckMed pic.twitter.com/yOUPfoWr3W— Stephanie Kaple (@StephanieKaple) August 11, 2020
MALIA— Riha ♡ (@fareeehuh) August 4, 2020
Nope. I do not like her anymore. NOPE.
Because when Hannah was having her panic attack, Malia said “isn’t that a prescribed drug?” WOOOOOW.#BelowDeckMed pic.twitter.com/DL1LR6j0Is
I hope Sandy and Malia understand they have just effectively spat in the face of viewers who take medication for depression and anxiety disorders. Being on medication is not being "on drugs." Absolutely disgusted#BelowDeckMed pic.twitter.com/Ooa3MoWrqx— Ange (@snoopaloop777) August 11, 2020
Oh ya Malia because you and your deck crew still drunk or severely hungover the next day is nothing compared to Hannah deciding she needs to take a Valium while off duty, and then you rat her out instead of going to Sandy WITH HER to explain, you’re still trash #BelowDeckMed pic.twitter.com/vxkrpnopkK— Becca (@beckster9620) August 4, 2020
Sorry, mental health therapist here, but isn't taking a screen shot of someone's meds and airing it on national TV a HIPAA violation?— Jess 🦅💚 (@JessBleedsGreen) August 11, 2020
Do the cast members sign some sort of release or something that this type of thing is fair game?
If not....yikes. Way to stigmatize, Bravo.
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