Reality TV star Jennie Nguyen has spoken out for the first time since she was fired from the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” after social media posts critical of Black Lives Matter and supportive of police officers resurfaced recently.
Her “old Facebook posts that disparaged protesters and the Black Lives Matter movement began circulating online last week, and fans of the reality TV show demanded that she be fired,” The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this week. “She made social-media comments amid the 2020 protests that occurred following the killing of George Floyd.
“Although Ms. Nguyen apologized last week, the network took action Tuesday, saying that she would no longer be a cast member of the show,” the paper added.
Bravo put out a pathetic statement justifying Nguyen’s firing:
We recognized 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 thoughtful casting decisions.
After she was fired, Nguyen took to Twitter to declare: “I will be finally speaking my truth tomorrow now that I am allowed to. I will be taking questions after! Thank you to who all [support] me!”
“I just want you to understand my point of view and where I come from, and what’s going on during that time,” she said during an Instagram Live in a conversation with her friend Michael.
“I mean it’s an old post on my account, it’s in 2020. I just want you to understand, during that time I had a team of people that were helping me. Whether they post it, I post it, it doesn’t really matter at this point. For me, it’s on my account, and I take full responsibility and accountability for what was posted,” she noted, adding that the posts were “inappropriate” to the point that they were “disgusting.”
But she went on to defend other positions including her political affiliation and perspectives.
“I want you to understand that my political stance, I still support that. I am very proud to be a Republican. I am proud to be able to say I have the freedom of speech to choose and to have an opinion,” she continued.
“I respect your opinion, I respect your political stance,” she added. “We are different. But we need to respect each other and we need to understand that we live in this country, where we have the freedom to speak our mind, as well as we have the freedom to choose.”
“I do support my law enforcement,” Nguyen concluded. “But that doesn’t make me racist. To support my political stance, that does not make me a racist. And I want you to understand that.”
Previously, she offered this apology:
I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced. At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were. I regret these posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.
But of course, nothing matters to the intolerant entertainment industry left beyond the fact that she is an unabashed Republican, that she supports police (who also protect the Hollywood elite), and that she offered what most Americans would agree is sensible criticism of BLM-inspired violence. Constant genuflection before the ‘woke’ gods and goddesses of entertainment is required if one wants to ‘work.’ ‘Woke equals work.’
In fact, as sad as Floyd’s death was, far too much left-wing violence was tolerated by liberal city councils and district attorneys who let it go on far too long.
But no matter. To the entertainment elite, ‘free speech’ really means ‘free pre-approved speech.’