The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star Jennie Nguyen has been fired by Bravo after racist posts she made in the light of the murder of George Floyd resurfaced on social media.
In a statement posted to social media, the network said, "Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
Reports stated earlier that Nguyen was still filming the show, which is in production on season 3, when the controversy erupted.
The network apologizes for not addressing everything sooner.
“We recognized we failed to take appropriate action once her offensive social media posts were brought to our attention,” the statement continues. “Moving forward, we will work to improve our processes to ensure we make better informed and more thoughtful casting decisions.”
According to an earlier previous report, Nguyen’s posts from Sept. 2020 resurfaced, with one stating, “I’m sick of pepole saying cops need more training. You had 18 years to teach your kids it’s wrong to loot, steal, set buildings a blaze, block traffic, laser people’s eyes, overturn cars, destroy buildings and attack citizens. Who failed who?” Another read, “Hundreds of blacks shot and many killed (including children) by other blacks every week. Over a thousand Officers violently injured, some permanently, by rioters. Anarchists rioting in major cities every night, which has caused billions of dollars of destruction to private and public property. And you still think Police Officers are the problem. You are an idiot.”
It should be noted that the “B” in “Black,” a proper noun for a race of people, went uncapitalized, while “Officers” and “Police Officers,” not a race of people, were capitalized.
Fans called for Nguyen's firing
Also, despite Nguyen deleting her offending posts, screenshots of the posts still exist on social media. Nguyen later issued an apology on Instagram, writing, “I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today. 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.”