One day after he publicly apologized for saying on national television that he refused to work with female Marines, Sgt. Frank Cala has been fired as a chef for the commandant.
"Sgt. Cala was removed from the commandant's staff and reassigned to the Marine Enlisted Aide Program," Capt. Diann Rosenfeld, of Marine Barracks Washington, D.C., said on Wednesday.
Cala was eliminated on an episode of the reality TV show "Hell's Kitchen" that aired on April 1. After being kicked off the show by host Gordon Ramsay, Cala blamed the women on his team.
"That's exactly why I get [expletive] female Marines and I send them back wherever the [expletive] they came from," Cala said in a video segment that appeared to be edited.
On Tuesday, Cala issued an apology on YouTube for disparaging female Marines.
"I have nothing but the utmost respect for my fellow Marines, regardless of gender," Cala said. "I want to apologize from the bottom of my heart to everybody that I've disappointed."
Cala's supervisor had told Marine Corps Times that the show had used editing to take Cala's comments out of context.
"It's a reality TV show," Gunnery Sgt. Brian Kauten told Marine Corps Times on Monday. "They are going to make you see what they want to see for ratings."
This is not the first time a Marine has courted controversy by appearing on a reality TV show.
In 2013, Staff Sgt. Ryan Culberson said producers of the show "The Real Housewives of Orange County" edited footage to make him appear like the bad guy for getting into an argument with one of the star's mothers.
"There was so much more … that led up to that incident which they fail to include to make me look like the crazy Marine," Culberson told Marine Corps Times at the time. "It definitely was a crazy night and I cannot get over how the producers edited it."