Jennie Nguyen fired from 'RHOSLC' over racist posts, pleased fans say 'bye Jennie'
Bravo acknowledged the delay in taking action against Jennie and assured that they would make "more thoughtful casting decisions" in future
On Tuesday (January 25, 2022), Bravo released a statement announcing that Jennie Nguyen had been fired from the network's popular reality series 'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City'. After Jennie's old Facebook posts supporting anti- BLM movement, anti-vax, and all lives matter memes resurfaced on the internet, fans began demanding for the network to fire the new housewife for her racist stance.
In their statement, the network acknowledged the delay in taking action against Jennie and assured that they would make "more thoughtful casting decisions" in the future. "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," Bravo shared on its social media channels.
The screenshots doing round on the internet feature Jennie resharing memes opposing the BLM movement, questioning the Covid -19 vaccine, and referring to the supporters of the BLM movement as 'BLM Thugs' and 'thug rioters'. These memes were shared in 2020 during the protests in the wake of George Floyd's killing. One of the memes she reshared reads, "If you follow the officers' orders, you won't get shot." Others read "Blue Lives Matter" and "White Lives Matter".
Jennie issued an apology for resharing the inappropriate and offensive memes on her Facebook page. The housewife who made her debut on 'RHOSLC' on season 2 explained that at the time of sharing those offensive posts she thought she was "speaking out against violence", but she has reportedly since learned how "offensive and hurtful" her posts were. Jennie's co-stars Jen Shah, Meredith Marks, and Lisa Barlow have already unfollowed the new housewife on social media and all the 'RHOSLC' ladies have issued their statements expressing their anger and disgust at Jennie's posts.
Fans were thrilled to see Bravo finally taking an action against Jennie and holding her accountable for her inappropriate behavior. A fan tweeted, "GOOD BYE JENNIE FOREVER!! In my Ken Todd voice #RHOSLC." Another fan wrote, "You reap what you sow. Bye Jennie. #RHOSLC." "BYE JENNIE!!! YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED!!! #RHOSLC ," added a happy fan.
GOOD BYE JENNIE FOREVER!! In my Ken Todd voice #RHOSLC— Mkthestylist (@mkthestylist) January 26, 2022
After Jennie's firing, fans began demanding for 'Real Housewives of New York City star Ramona Singer's firing. While some others felt that Bravo fired Jennie just to "save face" as fans began threatening to boycott the network. A fan shared, "@Andy now it’s time to dump Ramona Singer she RUINED that last season of #RHONY I’m sick of her ignorance, insensitivity, rudeness and aloof attitude BUT THANK YOU for doing right thing by firing Jennie immediately! #byeJennie #adios #RHOSLC." Another fan expressed, "Wait what were Jennie’s tweets ???? #RHOSLC and when is Ramona getting fired? She’s the biggest racist in the whole franchise #RHONY." "They fired Jennie but kept Kim and Romona ?!? Bravo is performative at best!! Y’all give them too much ! #RHOSLC #rhoa #RHONY," declared a fan. "Bravo fired Jennie Nguyen to save face. People were threatening to boycott the network and they didn’t want to lose viewers. Point. Blank. Period. #RHOSLC," echoed a fan.
@Andy now it’s time to dump Ramona Singer she RUINED that last season of #RHONY I’m sick of her ignorance, insensitivity, rudeness and aloof attitude BUT THANK YOU for doing right thing by firing Jennie immediately! #byeJennie #adios #RHOSLC— ginger (@ginnykc) January 25, 2022
'Real Housewives of Salt Lake City' Season 2 airs every Sunday at 9/8c on Bravo.
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