Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jennie Nguyen has been sacked from the reality series after her controversial social media posts resurfaced.
Bravo confirmed that they had ‘ceased filming with’ the RHOSLC star after numerous posts from the 44-year-old came to light.
‘Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,’ the network said in a statement.
‘We recognize we failed to take appropriate action once her offensive social media posts were brought to our attention.
‘Moving forward, we will work to improve our processes to ensure we make better informed and more thoughtful casting decisions’.
Nguyen sparked intense backlash from viewers after a string of Facebook posts from 2020 emerged recently, which appeared to show her mocking the Black Lives Matter movement, as well as the protests.
Fans called her out for sharing ‘racially charged’ posts surrounding BLM and the death of George Floyd on the social media platform.
The businesswoman shared an apology earlier this month over her actions, stating that she ‘regrets’ the posts in question.
‘I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today’ she shared on Instagram.
‘At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were.
‘It’s why I deactivated that account more than a year ago and why I continue to try to learn about perspectives different from my own. I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.’
Nguyen, who joined RHOSLC in the second and current season, was quickly called out by many of her co-stars, with some unfollowing her on Instagram.
Jen Shah was among those who lashed out, and wrote on Instagram: ‘I am deeply offended by the racially insensitive posts and comments.
‘It was infuriating to see her like and repost comments that made a mockery of and showed complete apathy toward those killed marching to bring awareness to the deep-seeded social justice issues that plague our country.’
The 48-year-old also said she was ‘equally disappointed by the disingenuous apology’ that Nguyen offered.
While Lisa Barlow added: ‘My heart is so heavy right now. I feel true hurt and disappointment by the posts that surfaced. I do NOT condone, nor am I aligned with them. The posts were harmful and hurtful to a community I love.
‘Working for change is constant; it’s something that I personally work towards daily. Through action is where we all have the most impact and where we can have change that lasts. I want to be a support and be a proponent for change and improvement.’
Addressing the comments before Nguyen’s axing, Andy Cohen said on his SiriusXM show that there were ‘many serious discussions happening right now’ behind the scenes.
‘People were very upset about the lack of discussion on last night’s episode relating to Jennie’s disgusting and upsetting posts, and I’ve also seen all the tweets wanting to know what’s being done about those posts,’ he said.
‘I just want to say, in case anyone doesn’t realize it, that there are many serious discussions happening right now about everything — about everything.
‘And I can’t address the situation right now, but it will be addressed very soon, and thank you for your patience.’
Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is available to stream on hayu.
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