Laura Bileskalne, star of Below Deck Down Under, has responded angrily to comments about her reaction to being sacked.
The stewardess was ejected for improper behaviour on this week’s edition of the reality series after making passes on deckhand Adam Kodra and attempting to massage him in his berth – with members of the production crew stepping in and ordering her to return to her own cabin.
She also made fun of an event involving coworkers Luke Jones and Margot Sisson, in which the former went into his coworker’s bed nude.
Laura later told Margot that what occurred was a “joke” and that Luke “wouldn’t rape you or anything,” remarks that led to Captain Jason Chambers letting Laura leave.
Laura later claimed on social media that ‘haters gonna hate’ after apologising earlier this week.
She’s proceeded to publish further postings about the event since then, and her remarks have gotten her even more flak.
Laura stated in one, which she accompanied with a photo, that it had been ‘wonderful’ to witness the love for Adam and Margot despite getting ‘hate’ comments.
‘I have always been mentally prepared that there will be negative messages for one topic or other, you can’t go on a reality show when you have a strong personality and a character and expect people not to have opinions,’ she said.
‘This is reality TV and you have to be interesting enough to make people talk, that is basically the goal of good TV.
‘Nobody is going to talk about how good the deco looked or how the drinks were preferred at temperature.’
Another further post shared by Laura showed her with Adam, whom she thanked for ‘accepting my apology’, but said that it was ‘so hard to hide that I liked you’, while admitting she came across as ‘obnoxious’.
She then addressed audiences, writing: ‘You can’t stand [against] harassment with harassment. It just cancels it out. And I will not support social media bullying or harassment. It’s just wrong, but that’s on you this time.’
Her reaction to what happened, however, has gotten her criticised.
‘Every single time Adam said NO and to leave him alone was a warning that you clearly ignored. You had plenty of warnings to change your behaviour. How are you absolutely clueless about your inappropriate insensitive comments to Margot,’ one person posted on Twitter.
‘Still no accountability. She thinks her unacceptable behaviour was “good for the show” because it was “interesting”???,’ someone else wrote.
Another added: ‘She still doesn’t get it.’
Initially addressing what happened on the episode earlier this week, Laura shared a statement that said: ‘My sincere apologies to Adam, I did not realize I made him feel uncomfortable and no one should be put in that position.
‘And to Margot for not being able to empathise. I was 29 when the show was filmed, 30 was my life-changer. I am 31 now and I am watching it as all of you, an entertainment show.’
Laura has opened a rooftop restaurant in Barcelona after leaving Australia.
Source My Celebrity Life.