Someday after being fired from “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” for previous racist social media posts, Jennie Nguyen tried to clarify herself in an Instagram Dwell on Wednesday.
Based on Nguyen, 44, a social media staff is responsible for sharing the offensive posts in 2020 on her non-verified private Fb web page that existed earlier than she was forged on “RHOSLC.”
“I simply need you to grasp that, throughout that point, I had a staff of people who [were] serving to me. Whether or not they posted [or] I posted, it doesn’t actually matter at this level,” she mentioned.
“For me, it’s on my account and I take full duty and accountability for what was posted.”
Lots of Nguyen’s posts mocked the Black Lives Matter motion and protesters within the wake of the killing of George Floyd, and contained phrases like “BLM Thugs” and “Violent Gangs.”
“I do know I damage lots of people. My viewpoint throughout that point in 2020 was emotional and it brings again lots of recollections throughout that point once we went by such a tragic, horrible 12 months,” she continued.
Although Nguyen referred to as the posts “disgusting,” she emphasised that she is a “proud” Republican and shared her full-throated assist for legislation enforcement.
“I need you to grasp that my political stance, I nonetheless assist that. I’m very proud to be a Republican. I’m proud to have the ability to say I’ve the liberty of speech, too, and to have an opinion,” she mentioned.
“I don’t tolerate violence however I do assist my legislation enforcement. I do know with each occupation, there’s good and there’s dangerous. I don’t assist the dangerous. I don’t assist the brutality with black folks or with any race,” she elaborated. “However I do assist my legislation enforcement, however that doesn’t make me racist. To assist my political stance, that doesn’t make me a racist. I need you to grasp that.”
Sitting subsequent to Nguyen was her pal Michael, a black homosexual man, who insisted that she is “not a racist.”
“Over time, I did have to coach her on the entire Black Lives Matter and all the things like that as a result of I’m a homosexual black man, so I stay it day-after-day” he mentioned. “Anyone that’s saying she paid him to be there or she pulled the buddy card, I see all of your feedback.”
Added Michael, “However right here’s the truth. I do know Jennie and I do know her character and I do know the person who she is inside. She’s not a racist.”
Bravo launched an announcement on Tuesday saying it had “ceased filming” with the truth TV beginner, who joined “RHOSLC” in Season 2.
“Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she is going to now not be a forged member on ‘The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis,’” the community mentioned in an announcement.
“We acknowledge we didn’t take applicable motion as soon as her offensive social media posts have been dropped at our consideration. Transferring ahead, we’ll work to enhance our processes to make sure we make higher knowledgeable and extra considerate casting choices.”
The backlash towards Nguyen, 44, started final week after dozens of Fb posts surfaced.
Nguyen initially apologized in an announcement shared through Instagram the identical day the posts grew to become public, writing partially, “I assumed I used to be talking out towards violence.”
Nonetheless, followers referred to as for Nguyen’s firing, and her “Salt Lake Metropolis” co-stars condemned her through social media and unfollowed her on Instagram.
Jen Shah, whose husband and sons are black, called Nguyen’s apology “disingenuous.” Lisa Barlow, who had been mates with Nguyen for years, mentioned that she “positively” doesn’t “condone” her ex-pal’s feedback.
Whitney Rose was “shocked and saddened” and Heather Homosexual admitted that she was “dissatisfied” in Nguyen’s actions. In the meantime, Meredith Marks mentioned she was “sickened” by Nguyen’s “vile” posts, and “Housewives” honcho Andy Cohen called Nguyen’s posts “disgusting.”
A supply informed Web page Six on Tuesday that the cast is “so relieved” that Nguyen misplaced her snowflake. “Completely no person wished to movie along with her or be related along with her after the social media drama,” the insider mentioned.
Nguyen’s social media scandal made headlines as “RHOSLC” Season 3 was in its early phases of manufacturing. It stays unsure how her departure might be addressed on the present.
“The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis” airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.
Source: Web page Six