Jennie Nguyen is speaking out after being fired from the Real Housewives of Salt Lake City for her past racist social media posts.
According to the reality TV star, her social media team is responsible for the offensive posts on her personal Facebook page in 2020.
“I just want you to understand that, during that time, I had a team of people that [were] helping me. Whether they posted [or] I posted, it doesn’t really matter at this point,” she said during an Instagram Live on Wednesday, January 26. “For me, it’s on my account, and I take full responsibility and accountability for what was posted.”
“I know I hurt a lot of people. My viewpoint during that time in 2020 was emotional, and it brings back a lot of memories during that time when we went through such a tragic, terrible year,” she continued.
While Jennie called the posts “disgusting,” she noted that she’s a “proud” Republican and law-enforcement supporter.
“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,” she explained.
“I don’t tolerate violence, but I do support my law enforcement. I know with every profession, there’s good, and there’s bad. I don’t support the bad. I don’t support the brutality with black people or with any race,” she disclosed. “But I do support my law enforcement, but that doesn’t make me racist. To support my political stance, that does not make me a racist. I want you to understand that.”
The fired Bravoleb was joined by her friend Michael, a black gay man, who insists that she is “not a racist.”
“Over time, I did have to educate her on the whole Black Lives Matter and everything like that because I’m a gay black man, so I live it every day,” he said. “Anybody that’s saying she paid him to be there or she pulled the friend card, I see all your comments.”
Michael added, “But here’s the reality. I know Jennie, and I know her character, and I know the person that she is inside. She’s not a racist.”
The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET.
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Source: Page Six