Reality TV star Jennie Nguyen has apologized for the now deleted social media posts ridiculing Black Lives Matter (BLM) that drew backlash on Wednesday.
Nguyen, a regular cast member of “The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” was called out for posting and sharing images in 2020 that lambasted members of the BLM Movement.
She had also shared multiple pro-police posts after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police officers, along with false news stories about Floyd, including one where he was claimed to have assaulted a woman in Spain. Other highlighted posts included mentions of “blacks” and phrases like “BLM Thugs” and “Violent Gangs” along with memes mocking BLM protestors.
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On Thursday, Nguyen took to Instagram to address the attention her past social media activity had drawn, writing: “I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today. At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were.”
“It’s why I deactivated that account more than a year ago and why I continue to try to learn about perspectives different from my own,” she added. “I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.”
Nguyen recently made headlines after accusing her “Real Housewives “ co-star Mary M. Cosby of racism after Cosby told her she has “nice slanted eyes.”
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