'RHOSLC': Mary Cosby Responds To Accusations She's Racist Following 'Mexican Thug' Comment
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'RHOSLC': Mary Cosby Responds To Accusations She's Racist Following 'Mexican Thug' Comment

Mary Cosby is under fire for comments she made relating to Heather Gay and Jen Shah that viewers are deeming problematic. Cosby became upset after rumors about her church resembling a cult were brought to her attention by her castmates. Cosby is a pastor and first lady of a pentecostal church in Salt Lake City, which is a Mormon town. Cosby felt Gay was dismissive during the conversation.

What Mary Cosby said about Heather Gay

The cast began discussing the rumors of Cosby running a cult and her Church members worshipping her as God. Cosby denied such and felt attacked, also claiming there was no proof to any of the claims. She felt Whitney Rose was responsible for bringing these rumors to light and began lashing out at her. Gay, Rose’s cousin, interjected and took Rose’s side. 

Cosby turned her anger toward Gay, accusing her of being complicit in the rumors. Gay tried to explain herself away but Cosby wasn’t having it. The argument escalated with Gay walking away, refusing to be around Cosby even further. Cosby called Gay ‘chubby’ and not liking being compared to co-star Jen Shah, likened her to ‘thug Mexicans’ who deal with drugs. 

“It’s not fair to put me with someone so … like, when I think about Jen, I see heartless, I see a thug,” she said. “Like, you know, those Mexican people that make all those drugs.”

Fans respond to Cosby’s remarks

A lot fans were on Cosby’s side. Many felt that Cosby was ambushed and treated more harshly than Shah, who just two episodes earlier was arrested and charged with fraud. That is until she threw out the word Mexican and thug, as well as “chubby.”

Cosby addressed the backlash

In a new interview, Cosby addressed the backlash.

“I would like to take this opportunity to address a comment I made on the last episode of RHOSLC. I used poor judgment in my choice of words,” she wrote on her Instagram. “Please accept my apologies. I was not trying to single out the Mexican culture. I am African American and I know racism firsthand. I’ve lived it daily my entire life. It is important to me that you hear this apology directly from me. My comment was reckless. Unintentional. I am truly sorry!”

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