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Jennie Nguyen Ousted from ‘RHOSLC’ After ‘Offensive’ BLM Posts Resurface

Jennie Nguyen
Jennie Nguyen — (Photo by: Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

*Bravo has kicked “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jennie Nguyen to the curb after her racist posts about Black Lives Matter resurfaced.

“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 Tuesday on Twitter. “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 make sure we make better informed and more thoughtful casting decisions.”

Nguyen’s old Facebook posts were originally shared in 2020 during the Black Lives Matter protests, and the posts included phrases like “BLM Thugs” and “Violent Gangs.” The posts were also critical of the police-killing of George Floyd.

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On Jan. 19, Nguyen admitted she wrote the posts and issued an apology on Instagram.

“I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were,” the reality star wrote. “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.”

Meanwhile, Bravo is catching heat for not taking action sooner.

Nonprofit civil rights advocacy group @ColorofChange replied to Bravo’s tweet: “COC contacted @BravoTV & asked them to re-examine vetting processes and apologize. #BravoTV must be held accountable for platforming individuals like Jennie Nguyen, who spewed anti-Black rhetoric.”

Nguyen joined “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” during its current second season. 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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