Fans on Twitter, Reddit and Instagram overwhelmingly agree Ashley’s behavior on Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3 has been appalling. Some even think Ashley could be one of the worst crew members of all time from the Below Deck franchise. Ashley responded to the dragging by giving all the “keyboard warriors” a message and dismissing their criticism.
“To all the trolls and keyboard warriors… who hurt you? Just because you’re miserable and hate your life, doesn’t make it cool to spread your nastiness on others,” Ashley, age 24, tweeted.
Fans Blast Ashley For ‘Sexually Assaulting’ Gary King In Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 3
Fans can’t believe Bravo let Ashley get away with taking advantage of a blackout drunk First Officer Gary King. In episode 10, Ashley offers to give Gary a massage in one of the cabins. According to the clips played on the show, after briefly being alone, Ashley begins to have sex with an unwitting and very drunk Gary.
Some fans defended Ashley, saying Gary did agree to going into a cabin with Ashley. In the cabin he said “Go on then” and “Gary, you’ve been a bad boy”.
Others suggested Bravo were sexist in their treatment of the situation.
@BravoTV everyone is asking why Bravo chose 2 air Below Deck Sailing where Ashley pushd sex, kissing, her hands on Gary after being told no several times. Had the situ been reversed, hed be gone! He was too drunk 2 give consent. Yet u chose 2 air unwanted sex? Cause it was a guy?— Janice Fabits (@jkroses63) May 1, 2022
Some Below Deck viewers think Ashley is a groupie and came on the show specifically to go after Gary who was on BDSY season 2, too.
Below Deck Fans Believe Ashley Is Cold Hearted & Two-Faced For Backstabbing Gabriela
Throughout Below Deck Sailing Yacht season 3, Ashley as third stew has disrespected Second Stew Gabriela Barragan‘s authority over her on Parsifal III. From the get-go, Ashley condescendingly talked to Gabi and tried to avoid doing the work lists she was given. Furthermore, Ashley would secretly undermine Gabriela’s work ethic and leadership skills by talking trash behind her back to Chief Stew Daisy Kelliher.
Gabriela, age 33 on the show, also told OG Chief Stew Adrienne Gang, on her podcast, that Ashley pretended to be her friend and that they would stay up late talking in their cabin together. Once Gabriela quit, Ashley had zero sympathy for her colleague, instead gleefully saying good riddance to other crew members and getting excited for the additional tip money.
Fans suspect Ashley resented Gabi for getting the higher ranking despite having the same amount of experience.
“The way she implied last night ‘I always get what I want’ when discussing the Gabbi-Gary situation was mega creepy, like proper bunny boiler vibes. It also made me cringe so hard,” said one Below Deck fan on Reddit.
“Vile, victim complex sums her up nicely. The secondhand embarrassment is so uncomfortable watching the show omg,” said another viewer on Reddit.
Fans Believe Ashley Used Tom
Below Deck fans were disgusted that Ashley used Deckhand Tom Pearson when Gary was more interested in Daisy. As soon as Tom unwittingly nearly sank the sailing yacht and became unpopular with the crew, Ashley abandoned him. The next night of drinking Ashley flirted a bunch with Gary, which set off Tom’s bad temper.
“Who does Ashley think she is!?! Oh that’s right, she’s a tramp! You don’t play with people’s emotions. She knew how much Tom liked her, then when Gary wouldn’t give her what she wanted, she used Tom. That’s [messed] up. Karma’s coming for you Ashley,” said Twitter user @Kim64779055.
However, fans did defend Ashley for being verbally assaulted by Tom and having a drink poured on her.
Fans are also unimpressed with Ashley starting an OnlyFans account called “eatin_ash”.
Ashley’s behavior in upcoming episodes will only further appall fans. The previews show her bringing up hooking up with a blackout drunk Gary repeatedly. She apparently becomes jealous of him giving attention to the new stew, Scarlett Bentley.