The cast of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City is speaking out on social media to condemn cast member Jennie Nguyen. It recently came to light that Jennie had posted multiple racially offensive posts to her Facebook account. They included anti-BLM sentiments and memes of suggested violence against protestors. Jennie deleted the account and issued a tone deaf apology to her Instagram account.
Jen Shah was the first to blast Jennie, quickly issuing a statement on her own Instagram account. It read, in part, “It was infuriating to see her like and repost comments that made a mockery of and showed complete apathy toward those killed marching to bring awareness to the deep-seeded social justice issues that plague our country.” Jen concluded, “I am equally disappointed by the disingenuous apology that was issued. Needless to say, we have some real sh*t to talk about.”
Now Heather Gay and Lisa Barlow are also speaking out. They both unfollowed Jennie and wrote their own statements on social media. Heather’s post read, “I can finally speak out today and I want to say that I am deeply shocked, saddened and disappointed by the blatantly racist and derogatory statements reshared and liked by one of my fellow castmates.”
She continued, “There can be no haven in this world for hateful and anti-Black & violent rhetoric. It is up to all of us to do the work of anti-racism and educate ourselves on the experiences of others.”
Heather went on, “I am constantly learning and want to use this platform to lead with love and empathy while condemning actions of ignorance and racism.” To conclude, Heather stated in larger text, “BLACK LIVES MATTER and I will never stand beside or support anyone who says otherwise.”
RELATED: Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City Cast Unfollows Jennie Nguyen After Racially Insensitive Posts Surfaced
For her statement to Instagram, Lisa started, “My heart is so very heavy right now. I feel true hurt and disappointment by the posts that surfaced this week. I do NOT condone, nor am I aligned with them. The posts were harmful and hurtful to a community that I love. Working for change is constant; it’s something that I work towards daily.”
Lisa finished, “Through action is where we all have the most important impact and where we can have change that lasts. I always want to be a support and ba [sic] a proponent for change and improvement. My heart hurts for those who are hurting.”
RELATED: Crystal Kung Minkoff Unfollows Jennie Nguyen For Facebook Posts; Crystal Asked Tiffany Moon To Unfollow Jennie Too
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HEATHER AND LISA’S STATEMENTS? DO YOU THINK JENNIE SHOULD BE FIRED?
[Photo Credit: Bravo]