Making amends. Jennie Nguyen broke her silence amid backlash over her previous Fb posts, by which she allegedly made racist feedback amid the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests.
“I need to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Fb posts from 2020 that resurfaced in the present day,” the 44-year-old Bravo character wrote via an Instagram statement on Wednesday, January 19. “On the time, I assumed I used to be talking out towards violence, however I’ve since realized how offensive and hurtful my phrases had been.”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City star claimed she “deactivated” that account “greater than a 12 months in the past” after realizing that she was doing extra hurt than good.
“[It’s] why I proceed to try to find out about views completely different from my very own,” she continued. “I remorse these posts and am sincerely sorry for the ache they precipitated.”
The Vietnam native, who joined season 2 of RHOSLC in 2021, got here below fireplace on Wednesday when posts from two years prior reappeared on-line. Lots of the resurfaced messages allegedly from Nguyen’s account seemed to be selling anti-Black Lives Matter posts amid the riots and protests throughout 2020.
Throughout a six-month span, the mom of three allegedly shared and reposted memes and photos that seemed racist in nature. Some had phrases like “BLM Thugs” and “Violent Gangs.”
In September 2020, she reportedly posted a meme of an outdated girl with what seemed to be stickers of her members of the family or youngsters on the again windshield of her van. The caption learn, “No, that’s not my household, that’s what number of rioters I’ve hit!”
One other message allegedly posted by Nguyen that very same month learn, “I’m sick of individuals saying cops want extra coaching. You had 18 years to show your youngsters it’s flawed to loot, steal, set buildings a blaze, block visitors, laser folks’s eyes, overturn vehicles, destroy buildings and assault residents. Who failed who?”
Followers had been outraged after seeing the resurfaced messages, with many calling for Bravo to fire her from the series. After issuing her apology on Wednesday, lots of Nguyen’s followers had been nonetheless upset, with one commenting, “An apology must be as loud because the harm.”
One other fan replied, “One season marvel …. Woman bye 👋🏾,” whereas a 3rd Instagram follower added, “Lol, yeah, no thanks. Solely actual apologies welcomed right here….”
Us Weekly has reached out to Bravo for remark.