After much speculation that The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City cast member Mary Cosby has dropped out or been terminated from the show after skipping this season’s reunion taping last week, the reality TV star and pastor has spoken out about her absence, as well as the controversies surrounding her this season.
Most viewers expect Jen Shah’s legal troubles — she currently faces a maximum sentence of 50 years in prison for conspiring to carry out phone fraud and money laundering charges — and the question “who exposed the FBI?” is the level of chaos of part two. But accusations of Cosby running her church like a cult, as well as racist remarks she made towards her Vietnamese-American co-star Jennie Nguyen, consumed Housewives over the past three weeks, with multiple viewers and Bravo fan accounts demanding her dismissal.
Likewise, viewers read her absence at the reunion as confirmation that Bravo has severed ties with Cosby, as the network is more eager to put (some) of its controversial stars out ax following the death of George Floyd in 2020. Neither the Network nor executive producer Andy Cohen has officially announced the termination of her contract. But See what happens live the presenter confirmed on his Sirius XM show that Cosby has been invited to the reunion, where she can “have [her] To speak.”
Of course, in our day and age, celebrities embroiled in scandals don’t necessarily have to go on national television and sit down for a formal interview to have their say. Instead, they can use virtually any social networking platform — including, as of late, audio apps like Clubhouse and Twitter Spaces — where they are met with fan protections. grave and little or no response from objective sources. Therefore, Cosby appeared three hours on Twitter space hosted by fans earlier this week, starring Shah, where she stated that she hasn’t quit the show yet and insisted her negative portrayal of this season was due to editing.
“The only thing I have to say about the reunion is, I didn’t go because it was just one-sided,” Cosby said during the Spaces Twitter chat on Monday night. “Everybody hears a side of what they feel. They lie. I’m not going to go on a four-part reunion and talk about this dead guy.”
“The only thing I have to say about the reunion is, I didn’t go because it was one-sided. Everyone hears a side of what they feel. They lie.”
The man she was referring to was community leader Cameron Williams, who passed away last June and was brought on the show by actress Lisa Barlow for this season. Williams claims he suffered from “extreme religious trauma” while a member of Cosby’s Temple of the Faith Pentecostal Church, where he gave the pastor $300,000 and was encouraged to mortgage his home. In one episode, he calls her church a “cult” and claims that she calls herself God.
According to Twitter participants, the Cosby’s Spaces section also addresses her relationship with her co-star, her treatment, and her marriage to her husband, who is also her grandfather, Robert Cosby Sr.
A large number Salt Lake City viewers still protect Cosby on social networks. Many of them argue that she is being unfairly targeted by white viewers and show producers, despite cult accusations from Black church members and a flurry of remarks. racist she has made this season, including comparing Shah to “Mexican thugs,” commenting on Nguyen’s “slanted eyes,” and mimicking her accent. Some Twitter users even announced that Cosby lost his accent again when she discussed Nguyen in Twitter Space before stopping herself.
In an effort to combat the alleged racism against Cosby, fans have also started circulating Nguyen’s Facebook posts against Black from 2020, including a meme she shared that reads: “If you follow the officer’s orders, you won’t get shot.” The freshman housewife’s Facebook page has been deleted and the fan accounts are Now want to fire her.
For Cosby, peeling the skin on the most important day of a Real housewives season — unless you’re in rehab — has proven grounds for termination for certain members. And Cohen seems to be implying that she won’t be back on his radio show, referencing her absence as a “last gesture”.
Despite the growing success and recent expansion of Real housewives universe with additional franchises and spin-offs, Bravo never seemed to have much of an over-the-top personality and back-and-forth controversies to juggle. Salt Lake City was initially praised for its immediate explosiveness when it premiered in the early days of the pandemic, but it looks like the show’s raging storm of outbreaks has returned to bite the network in short order. only two seasons.
On the other hand, these women could have made their makers’ jobs easier by being obviously terrible.