Bravo fires reality TV star Jennie Nguyen for offensive social media posts

Bravo fired Jennie Nguyen from ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ after the reality TV star’s social media posts deemed racist were recently uncovered.

Ms Nguyen’s old Facebook posts that disparaged protesters and the Black Lives Matter movement began circulating online last week, and fans of the reality show have demanded that she be fired. She made the comments on social media amid the 2020 protests that took place after the murder of George Floyd.

Although Ms Nguyen apologized last week, the network took action on Tuesday, saying she would no longer be part of the show’s cast.

“We recognized that we failed to take appropriate action once his offensive social media posts came to our attention,” Bravo said in A declaration. “Going forward, we will work to improve our processes to ensure we make better-informed and considered casting decisions.”

Ms Nguyen did not respond to a request for comment. In a publication Taking to Twitter on Tuesday night, she said: “Finally speaking my truth tomorrow now that I have the right to. I’ll answer questions after! Thank you all [support] me!”

In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the reality TV star said she regretted writing the comments.

“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that have resurfaced,” Ms Nguyen said in last week’s post. “At the time, I thought I was speaking out against the violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were. She added: “I regret these messages and am sincerely sorry for the pain they have caused.”

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” is currently in its second season. It is part of the “Real Housewives” line of reality TV shows produced by NBCUniversal-owned Bravo, which are set in locations including Orange County, California, Atlanta and New Jersey.

Andy Cohen, executive producer of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” also condemned Ms Nguyen’s comments during his “Radio Andy” show Monday on SiriusXM, calling the posts “upsetting” and “disgusting.”

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