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Jennie Nguyen fired from Real Housewives of Salt Lake City

PARK CITY, Utah — Jennie Nguyen has been fired as a cast member from the Bravo reality television show “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” following backlash from a series of controversial old social media posts that surfaced.

The posts mocked the Black Lives Matter movement, and in some posts, Nguyen referred to protestors as “thugs.”

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Variety:

“Nguyen is Vietnamese American, and the story of her immigration to the United States was a big part of her introduction to the cast in Season 2.

“In the Facebook posts, which were from 2020 during the anti-racism uprisings after the murder of George Floyd, Nguyen compared Black Lives Matter protesters to “thugs,” re-posted racist memes and espoused pro-police rhetoric: “If you follow the officers [sic] orders, you won’t get shot,” reads one deleted meme over an image of Ken Jeong.”

Bravo made the announcement on Tuesday:

 

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Executive producer Andy Cohen called Nguyen’s posts “disgusting” and “upsetting” on his podcast (Radio Andy) on Monday, according to Deadline.

Nguyen last week:

RHOSLC is currently airing season two.

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