Nguyen è apparsa su Instagram Live mercoledì per condividere la sua versione della storia. The reality TV star claimed she couldn’t remember if she posted the resurfaced posts herself or if someone from her team did, but she took “piena responsabilità” for what was posted.
She went on to say she wouldn’t apologize for her political views and encouraged people to be respectful of each other’s opinions.
“I am very proud to be a Republican,” Nguyen said. “I respect your opinion. I respect your political stance. We are different.”
Nguyen was joined by a friend, whom she introduced as Michael. He explained that he was there to “supporto” la star della realtà.
“This is what you do for your friends,” Egli ha detto.
Michael, chi è nero, admitted he did have to “educare” Nguyen on the Black Lives Matter movement, but noted that she’s a “great person.”
Bravo announced that Nguyen was let go from the show on Tuesday, riconoscendo di aver preso la decisione in risposta diretta ai suoi post sui social media che molti hanno definito apertamente razzisti. In her Instagram Live on Wednesday, Nguyen stated that she is not “racist.”
“Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member on ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,'” la rete ha detto in un comunicato posted to its Instagram.
La dichiarazione continuava: “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’s decision to fire Nguyen followed fans calling the reality TV star out for past posts she shared on Facebook during the racial justice protests that took place in 2020. In many of the posts, Nguyen advocated for violence against protestors, secondo Pagina sei.
Before her firing, Nguyen took to Instagram to share an apology.
“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today. Al tempo, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were,” lei scrisse. “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.”
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