The second part of the ‘Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ reunion aired on Wednesday night and Mary Cosby denied allegations that she once said she was afraid of Black men at 7-Eleven.
via Page Six:
“I said I have a fear [of] when guys are standing out in front of a convenience store,” she began, before Andy Cohen cut her off by asking, “Black guys?”
Cosby answered by, saying, “I’m black. My son is black.”
She then accused Jen Shah of twisting her words, at which point Cohen asked, “You have a fear of men standing in front of convenience stores?”
Cosby nodded, though she admitted to Cohen that she was never attacked at a store. When Cohen brought up that there was footage of her admitting that she made the comment at a luncheon, Cosby continued to deny it.
Meredith Marks came to her defense, saying she believed that Cosby meant she was scared of “sketchy people” — not men of color.
“My taste of black guys — that’s not my taste,” Cosby said, before Cohen asked, “Your taste is not for black guys?” seemingly to make sure he heard her correctly.
“No,” she responded, saying she is more attracted to lighter-skinned men. When Cohen pointed out that her husband, Robert Sr., is black, she, confusingly, commented that he is white, before clarifying that he is “lighter” rather than biracial and going on to deny that she is racist.
Cosby concluded the segment by telling Cohen, “I need to improve on the way I convey things … The way I say things can come across [as] offensive. I think all colors of black are beautiful and I’m proud of it and I’m proud of my culture.”
Sounds like Mary is a shining example of the colorism ‘Basketball Wives’ star OG keeps talking about.
‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ airs Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. ET.