"Baywatch" alum David Charvet almost cost his wife, Brooke Burke, her spot on "The Celebrity Apprentice" last night, but he's firing back at haters who called him a chauvinist.
After getting slammed on Twitter for his behavior on Monday's episode -- where he refused to ride behind his wife on a motorcycle for a photoshoot because he thought he'd appear "wimpy" -- Charvet clapped back this morning.
"I will always support my wife," he posted on Instagram, co-signing on a fan's comment defending his actions by re-sharing it in a post.
"I can't even read this fembot crap anymore, how programmed are people? Men being men is now not only frowned upon, but engendered," the fan wrote. "It takes a STRONG WOMAN to be married to a STRONG MAN, and it absolutely disgusts me to see traditional couples shamed for it." The commenter also told David and Brooke to ignore the "bitter hateful women" trash talking them.
In case you missed it last night, Brooke and her team were tasked with coming up with an ad campaign for Kawasaki motorcycles. To appeal to a female audience, Burke wanted to appear in control of the bike, with her husband riding on the back, but he was not having it.
"I'm not having Arnold looking at me like I'm some kind of wimp," Charvet exclaimed. "Are you out of your tree?!"
"He's very macho and he's not the most cooperative guy," Burke said in a confessional, before agreeing to instead ride behind him on the bike.
Host Arnold Schwarzenegger thought it was a bizarre choice and said that Brooke's group probably would have won if they went with their original idea.
"You could have just asked me to sit on the back of the bike, I would have been more than happy," he added, "I have no qualms about it."
In the end, Kyle Richards, the team leader for Brooke's group, was sent "to the choppa" after being eliminated.
Check out some of the Twitter reactions to Charvet's behavior below:
Way to go, David Charvet. Throwing a fit over a pic makes you look like a bigger bitch than if you'd just ridden bitch #CelebApprentice@alexsmomma2010
#BrookeBurke for your daughters sake, set that man straight. #DavidCharvet was a disgrace on #CelebApprentice, no confidence, weak.@Trina373
Dunno if more offended by #davidcharvet refusing to get on back of bike or #brookeburke for caving to his chauvinism #CelebrityApprentice@MargieLopez
#davidcharvet #brookeburke #CelebApprentice I'm 5'1" have rode my guy 6'3" on the back of my bike,He is not insecure, a real man not a jerk@fxsbikerchick
Is David Charvet being a total dick or is it me? #CelebrityApprentice #CelebApprentice@Kim_is__bored
There's a difference between "macho" and egotistical. Grow a pair and get get on the back of the bike, #DavidCharvet. 😏 #CelebApprentice@Willittolife
#CelebrityApprentice #DavidCharvet I can assure you that what you were worried about has now made you look 10x weaker and SO unattractive!@Trina373
#CelebApprentice #NBC Wow, how sexist and vain is @davidcharvet to refuse to sit on back of the bike for the shoot?? What a weak man!@Book_Titan
Crybaby #DavidCharvet wins Douche of the Month for not simply getting on the back of the bike for his wife #BrookeBurke on #TheApprentice@real_diculous
Way to be a supportive husband on #CelebApprentice, @davidcharvet. Did your humongous ego fit on that bike too?@LaurenPearlPott
I feel bad for @brookeburke that her husband is so insecure with his manhood. #DavidCharvet is now a joke. Bad choice. #CelebrityApprentice@TomBreeze23
Thanks to @davidcharvet for letting the women down because of your huge ego for such a little man. Just sayin...@iamdroid
Wow! #davidcharvet what a douche. I'm embarrassed that I was in love with you in 1995. 😂@StephySteph10
#CelebrityApprentice @davidcharvet couldn't sit on the back of a bike for charity@alexbear_rawr
#davidcharvet doesn't understand that acting sometimes requires u to b or do something you might not do in real life. #CelebApprentice@Moxiemom70