Residents of Kingman, in Mohave County, unknowingly participated in one of Cohen's sketches in the last episode of the show.
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Cohen Also says that the city was once home to the Oklahoma bomber Timothy McVeigh, whom he knocked out nfrontatively referred to as "civil rights activist".
One member of the crowd publicly stated that he was "racist towards Muslims" while another said that the planned mosque would "look good in a fire".
Speaking to the Washington Post, however, the mayor of the city said that in the video, she "does not recognize a soul" and defeated Cohen for calling Kingman racist.
<p class = "Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "An official statement published The city's Facebook page states:" Every city has residents who challenge respect and dignity for others. They are wrong and unhappy. That was no exception on Sunday Who Is America? Show on Showtime, in which an actor touted alleged residents to loudly fight a fictional, oversized mosque in our city. "Data-reactid =" 58 "> An official statement posted on the city's Facebook page reads:" Every city has residents voices that challenge respect and dignity for others. They are wrong and unhappy. That was no exception on Sunday Show Showtime, in which an actor lured alleged residents claimed to be vociferously opposed to a fictional, oversized mosque in our city.
"Another in the audience also expressed negative feelings towards African-Americans, no matter on what occasion or that many 'focus group' participants do not even live In Kingman, the characterization of the show in the words of a member of our Kingman City Council has" her heart broken. "
" Why? Because our community has made great strides to erase past perceptions. We have a mosque, we have a robust Latino community. We welcome tourists from all over the world, especially more and more from Asia, who are fascinated by our Route 66 history. We have African Americans who are applying for leadership positions in the city. This is the Kingman of today, not yesterday.
Mayor Monica Gates, who has been living there for 30 years, added that people in the segment falsely referred to as "Kingmaners" – if the more commonly used term is Kingmanites – and that they include the building, in which the meeting took place, did not recognize it when it was shown in outdoor shots.
Showtime, who said Gates had no contact with the city before filming, has refused to comment on the city was chosen, or whether all of that happened Meeting people were living in the city.
The city's message continues, "But we will not be too shrugging. We will take this opportunity to advance our community with the help of many community stakeholders, including the Kingman Interfaith Council. And as we progress, the comments on the show, fair or unfair, show that we have more to do.
It is also said that the city intends to host National Hispanic Heritage Month events. In September, it will honor the Martin Luther King Junior Day in January and plans to launch the city's first Diversity Commission
The show has already hit the headlines Number of US congressmen supporting an initiative to arm toddlers to protect against school shootings.
This week, Georgia State Representative Jason Spencer resigned after he resigned Filmed racist slurs shot and turned out in a spoof segment on anti-terrorist techniques.
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