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Bravo Fires Reality Star Jennie Nguyen for Offensive Social-Media Posts


Bravo has fired Jennie Nguyen from “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” after the reality star’s social-media posts deemed racially offensive 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 TV show demanded that she be fired. She made social media comments amid the 2020 protests that occurred following the killing of George Floyd.

Although Ms. Nguyen apologized last week, the network took action Tuesday, saying that she would no longer be a cast member of the show.

“We recognized we failed to take appropriate action once her offensive social media posts were brought to our attention,” Bravo said in a statement.

“Moving forward, we will work to improve our processes to ensure we make better informed and thoughtful casting decisions.”

Ms. Nguyen didn’t respond to a request for comment. In a post on Twitter late Tuesday, she said: “I will be finally speaking my truth tomorrow now that I am allowed to. I will be taking questions after! Thank you to who all [support] me!”


In an Instagram post published last Wednesday, the reality star said she regretted writing the remarks.

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

“The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” is currently in its second season. It is part of the line of “Real Housewives” reality television shows produced by Bravo, owned by NBCUniversal, that take place in locations such as Orange County, Calif., Atlanta and New Jersey.


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