“Real Housewives” star Jennie Nguyen found out the hard way what happens if you aren’t in lockstep with the Hollywood crowd. However, the Vietnamese-American refused to back down even after it cost her dearly.
Jennie Nguyen was fired from Real Housewives of Salt Lake City over social media posts she shared supporting the police, calling out Black Lives Matter, and critiquing rioters. Nguyen is a Vietnamese immigrant, who escaped communism. “I lived through the war and so because of the Communist country, we need to just escape,” she noted in an episode of the show.
“Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,'” Bravo said in a statement. “We recognize we failed to take appropriate action once her offensive social media posts were brought to our attention.”
“Bravo appeared to be reacting to woke mob pressure demanding the network fire Nguyen after they discovered the Real Housewives star shared conservative memes,” Breitbart reported. One meme allegedly shared by Nguyen read, “If you follow the officers orders, you won’t get shot,” according to a report by Page Six.
Another post allegedly shared by Nguyen read, “Hundreds of blacks shot and many killed (including children) by other blacks every week. Over a thousand Officers violently injured, some permanently, by rioters. Anarchists rioting in major cities every night, which has caused billions of dollars of destruction to private and public property. And you still think Police Officers are the problem. You are an idiot.”
After being terminated from the show, Nguyen refused to back down, stating she is a “proud” Republican and adding, “I want you to understand that my political stance, I still support that. I’m very proud to be a Republican. I am proud to be able to say I have the freedom of speech, too, and to have an opinion.”
An alleged third post of Nguyen’s was sighted as “problematic,” leading to her termination. It read, “I’m sick of people saying cops need more training. You had 18 years to teach your kids it’s wrong to loot, steal, set buildings a blaze, block traffic, laser people’s eyes, overturn cars, destroy buildings and attack citizens. Who failed who?”
Jennie Nguyen’s alleged resurfaced posts follow her previously calling out her co-star Mary M. Cosby for being racist. Cosby had previously told Nguyen that she loved her “slanted eyes,” which left Nguyen “frustrated,” People Magazine reported. “You don’t say things like that,” Nguyen told her husband. “It is insulting to our Asian culture to call me that, and it comes across as racist. And it’s shocking because Mary should be more educated and understand it’s not appropriate to say stuff like that.”
Cosby has since doubled down claiming that her comment was just a sincere compliment and said she would “never” apologize to Nguyen. “I wasn’t coming from a place of racist! I was complimenting! I’m not racist by definition! Sick of people judging me as if you can!” she tweeted after the episode aired. That wasn’t the only time Cosby weighed into racist remarks. She called co-star Jen Shah “a thug” and compared her to “those Mexican people that make all those drugs.” The controversial reality star has also come under fire for claims that she operates her Faith Temple Pentecostal church as a “cult” and has used members’ money to fund her ostentatious lifestyle, something she has denied.