Bravo Fires 'RHOSLC' Star Jennie Nguyen After Racist Social Media Posts Resurface, Network Apologizes For Failure To 'Take Appropriate Action'
Jennie Nguyen has officially been fired from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City.
The network announced the reality star has been axed in a statement to Instagram, posted Tuesday, January 25, that read: “Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member on ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City."
“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 ensure we make better informed and more thoughtful casting decisions," the offical statement concluded.
The reality star — who just recently joined the cast in season two — came under fire after multiple racist social media posts from 2020 were unearthed from her accounts. Nguyen has since apologized for the posts.
The networks move to fire Nguyen came on the heels of Bravo boss Andy Cohen bashing the housewife's old posts during the Monday, January 24, episode of his Sirius XM show Radio Andy.
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“The posts were very upsetting … and disgusting,” the executive producer, 53, said via Page Six. “People were very upset about the lack of discussion on last night’s episode [of Watch What Happens Live] relating to Jennie’s disgusting and upsetting posts, and I’ve also seen all the tweets wanting to know what’s being done about those posts."
“I just want to say, in case anyone doesn’t realize it, that there are many serious discussions happening right now about everything — about everything,” he continued. “And I can’t address the situation right now, but it will be addressed very soon, and thank you for your patience.”
During the episode of the late night talk show in question, Nguyen's close friend and fellow cast member Lisa Barlow was asked by Cohen about the posts. “I’m completely anti-racist, so I hope everyone does better, but I definitely don’t condone those,” the Vida Tequila founder said. “I haven’t looked at Jennie’s Facebook page in years. I was totally surprised.”
The rest of the cast, including Meredith Marks, Heather Gay, Whitney Rose and embattled star Jen Shah, have all come out with statements of their own condemning Nguyen's posts.
As OK! previously reported, the disgraced reality star is the second RHOSLC to be out for the next season. After failing to show up to the reunion, Mary Cosby quit the series after two seasons. The spiritual leader also made alleged racist comments of her own while on the show.