Mary Cosby, one of the stars of “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” has accused fellow cast member Heather Gay of being a racist.
“If you want to know why I Blocked Heather Gay is [sic] because Heather Gay is a racist! … LETS SPEAK TRUTH!!” she wrote in a since-deleted Instagram post.
“If you want my Truth ask me! I never did anything to #heather.. She’s a #karen if your not [sic] African American then you will not know! I speak Truth! I don’t tolerate haters! I would have never said anything if she would have #keepyourmouthshut.”
We don’t know how true her allegations are. But what we do know is that Mary has a few prejudices of her own when it comes to Black men.
During an episode of the show, Mary said, “If I go to a 7-11 and I see Black people, I go to a different 7-11.”
The weeks later, during the reunion, she admitted that she was not attracted to Black men.
“My taste of Black guys, that’s not my taste…” she told Bravo’s Andy Cohen.
Mary married her stepgrandfather, Robert Cosby Sr., who is Black.
When Cohen reminded her of her husband’s ethnicity, she said:
“Well, he’s white…yeah, I mean lighter… He’s Black but my preference is lighter guys…I need to improve on the way I convey things…The way I say things can come across offensive. I think all colors of Black are beautiful and I’m proud of it and I’m proud of my culture.”
She also bizarrely added, “I’m Black. My son is Black.”
If Heather is truly a racist, the viewers will no doubt call her out on it. But given Mary’s own remarks about her community, she’s unlikely to garner any sympathy — which could be the reason she deleted the post.