On the show, Mary’s co-stars have discussed rumors of her running a cult.
During last week’s episode on Dec. 5, she broke down in tears while speaking to co-star Lisa Barlow about how their fellow castmates compared allegations made about her church and her role as a pastor to Jen’s legal turmoil. In March, the latter star was arrested for allegedly running a nationwide telemarketing fraud scheme.
“It’s not fair to put me with someone so…like, when I think about Jen, I see a heartless…I see a thug,” Mary told Lisa. “Like, you know, those Mexican people that make all those drugs. To pit me with that?!”
Fans quickly took to Twitter to criticize Mary’s choice of words. One user wrote, “Mary’s derogatory comments on last night’s #RHOSLC are indefensible.”
“Not Mary saying when she thinks of Jen she thinks of a thug like those mexican ppl?!” another person tweeted, with fan account Queens of Bravo adding, “As much as I enjoyed last night’s iconic ep. of #RHOSLC, my enjoyment was put on pause as soon as Mary compared Jen to a ‘thug, those Mexican people that make all those drugs’ and by fat shaming Heather. It was massively disappointing.”