Posted on January 26, 2022

Jennie Nguyen Fired From ‘RHOSLC’ Amid Backlash From Controversial Posts

Caroline Blair, Page Six, January 25, 2022

Jennie Nguyen has been fired from “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” following backlash from a series of controversial social media posts that recently resurfaced.

“Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast member on ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,’” Bravo said in a statement released on Tuesday.

“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.”


Backlash began after fans discovered numerous posts on Nguyen’s Facebook page that appeared to mock the Black Lives Matter movement and protests.

Nguyen, 44, posted and reposted memes and photos that included phrases like “BLM Thugs” and “Violent Gangs.”

Prior to her exit, fans urged Bravo to fire Nguyen from the “Housewives” franchise. One follower even made a petition titled “Fire Jennie Nguyen for being a Racist.”

“Jennie Nguyen’s Facebook shows who she truly is. It shows us what she believes & how she feels about Black people,” the petition read in part. “The posts are beyond problematic. Beyond ignorance. They condone violence. They laugh at violence. It’s disgusting.”

Thousands of outraged fans also spoke up on Twitter.


Nguyen initially apologized via a statement shared to her Instagram on the same day the posts became public, writing in part, “I thought I was speaking out against violence.”

She added that she has “since learned how offensive and hurtful [her] words were.”