Maurice Scott has been receiving a lot of backlash for his interview with Carlos King.
“Love & Marriage: Huntsville” stars Kimmi Scott and Maurice Scott have been a hot topic on social media. Of course, this is due to Maurice’s controversial interview with Carlos King. Carlos asked Maurice if he wanted to respond to some of the criticism he was receiving. During a scene from a previous episode, Kimmi confided in a girlfriend about how chemotherapy had complicated some things for her. So she wasn’t really interested in being intimate. However, she was still staying active with Maurice in the bedroom, though she had faked being pleased. But she didn’t want Maurice to get in a situation where he sought intimacy from someone else.
Some LAMH fans felt like this was a sign that Kimmi’s marriage to Maurice is toxic. But Maurice told Carlos that Kimmi is “admirable” for putting his needs first during such a stressful time. And he “needs” sex so this isn’t something he could turn off despite her battle with breast cancer.
Kimmi Scott wasn’t feeling the interview either.
“When I actually did see it, I told him, I said it was disrespectful. The words you chose were cruel to me. It wasn’t protecting me.”
She added, “I think he said, ‘Bend over and take it.’ That’s ridiculous like that’s ridiculous. And I told him, I said that was awful, the wording choice was awful.”
Claudia Jordan then said to Maurice, “Maurice, I asked you earlier if would you rephrase anything that you said because your wife just revealed that it was your words, right, and how you said things, ‘bend over and take it.’ I’ve said things, said stuff, and said I wish I would have said it like this. Would you rephrase anything? Would you do it over? Or are you like, no, I meant it exactly?”
Maurice said he could have said his views in a better way.
“Most definitely. Anytime my wife feels like she’s not protected by whatever I do, that’s my job. That’s why God gave her to me to make sure I have a covering and protection over her at all times. And if she feels like my words are crass, then I’ll change my words. I’m not one of those people that say, man, I said what I said.”
Claudia Jordan told Maurice Scott he was acting a bit selfish.
Funky Dineva asked Maurice and Kimmi if the backlash from fans has impacted their relationship.
Maurice answered, “I actually really don’t care what people say that don’t love me. They love me one day, they hate me the next. I only care what Kimmi says. If Kimmi says it offends her, guess what? I’ll be changing. If Monster says it offends him, Jaylin, any of the kids, guess what? I’ll change.”
As for Kimmi, she said the backlash Maurice received was warranted, “I usually take most of them with a grain of salt most of the time. However, I think…some of our fans to me just go overboard like really for real. But in general, I felt like a lot of them were warranted that the communication, it was crass. I mean it was crass and you know, non-protecting, disrespectful. A lot of those comments were on point.”
Claudia went on to say that Maurice was coming off as selfish.
“And I gotta say this as a woman here, and Al I know you haven’t had a chance to say anything, I still haven’t heard him rephrase it in a kinder way right here on the show. I’ve been trying to give you the opportunity because I feel like your wife is protecting you more than you’re protecting her. I feel like she’s protecting your rep and I’m like…’Kimmi I said it like this, I’m sorry.’ And it’s like I feel so bad for…I can’t imagine going through what she’s going through, you saying that and then me asking you twice if you would rephrase it and you said yeah, but you really haven’t.”
She continued, “It seems like it’s more about you than her still…in my opinion. It’s my opinion and you can tell me to shut the **** up if you want to. It’s my opinion, you know.”
Maurice Scott’s feelings haven’t changed.
In response, Maurice said, “I understand where you’re coming from. And what I said is you got to get it in the context…you said would I rephrase it? Yes, I would rephrase it. But at the of the day, we’re talking about this because I’ve already said something. There’s no taking it back, there’s no re-ringing the bell, that bell’s rung. That’s why we’re here. In the future, what I will do is make sure my wife feels protected. I don’t feel any different about the situation.”
He still thinks what she did was admirable.
“At the end of the day, my wife did something that most people won’t do. Simply, she put her personal feelings aside. I never wanted her to do anything that was uncomfortable. I wanted her to put everything to the side and let’s get better. So when she’s doing things to find a sense of normalcy in life, guess what? I don’t know because I’m not inside of her…what makes her feel good, what doesn’t make her feel good, when she’s feeling good, when she’s not. So at the end of the day, you know what? I need help.”
And just in case you missed it, here is Maurice’s full interview with Carlos that caused all of the drama.