Sooner or later after being fired from “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” for previous racist social media posts, Jennie Nguyen tried to elucidate herself in an Instagram Stay on Wednesday.
In response to Nguyen, 44, a social media workforce is accountable for sharing the offensive posts in 2020 on her non-verified private Fb web page that existed earlier than she was solid on “RHOSLC.”
“I simply need you to know that, throughout that point, I had a workforce of those that [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 accountability 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 harm lots of people. My viewpoint throughout that point in 2020 was emotional and it brings again plenty of recollections throughout that point once we went via 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 regulation enforcement.
“I need you to know 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 regulation 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 regulation enforcement, however that doesn’t make me racist. To assist my political stance, that doesn’t make me a racist. I need you to know 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 teach her on the entire Black Lives Matter and all the pieces like that as a result of I’m a homosexual black man, so I dwell it each 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 individual that she is inside. She’s not a racist.”
Bravo launched a press release 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 solid member on ‘The Actual Housewives of Salt Lake Metropolis,’” the community mentioned in a press release.
“We acknowledge we didn’t take applicable motion as soon as her offensive social media posts had been dropped at our consideration. Shifting ahead, we’ll work to enhance our processes to make sure we make higher knowledgeable and extra considerate casting selections.”
The backlash towards Nguyen, 44, started final week after dozens of Fb posts surfaced.
Nguyen initially apologized in a press release shared by way of Instagram the identical day the posts grew to become public, writing partly, “I believed 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 by way of 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 “undoubtedly” doesn’t “condone” her ex-pal’s feedback.
Whitney Rose was “shocked and saddened” and Heather Homosexual admitted that she was “disillusioned” 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 will probably 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