Mary Cosby has taken to the streets of social media to apologize for her “Mexican thug” comment she made on a recent episode of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.”
The comment was made during a convo between Mary and Lisa Barlow.
Mary appeared to be emotional while discussing Jen Shah and said:
When I think about Jen I see a heartless…I see a thug.
Like…you know…those Mexican people that make all those drugs.
Watch the clip below.
Mary Cosby posted an apology on her official Instagram page on Sunday that read:
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. Please accept my apologies.
I was not trying to single out the Mexican culture. I am African American and I know racism first hand.
I’ve lived it daily my entire life.
It is important to me that you hear this apologize directly from me.
My comment was reckless…unintentional.
I am truly sorry!
See her original post below.
One person responded to the apology, writing:
As a Mexican woman, I respectfully decline your apology. You made racist comments about black people last season and this season about Mexicans. You are a racist hoarder who’s out of touch with reality. You also DID pick your inheritance by marrying your grandfather.
Another person was more forgiving. They commented:
I don’t speak for every Mexican, but this Mexican appreciates the apology.
Just when I think I should check out “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City”…I’m given another reason to pass.