AceShowbiz - Andy Cohen has broken his silence on the controversy that involves "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jennie Nguyen. During the Monday, January 24 episode of his SiriusXM show "Radio Andy", the Bravo executive producer blasted Jennie's racially-insensitive Facebook posts from 2020.
"The posts were very upsetting, rightfully and disgusting," Andy shared. He also added that he felt the need to address the matter following Sunday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen" in which he talked about it with Jennie's longtime friend and "RHOSLC" co-star Lisa Barlow.
"People were very upset about the lack of discussion on last night's episode relating to Jennie's disgusting and upsetting posts, and I've also seen all the tweets wanting to know what's being done about those posts," Andy continued.
After clarifying that the episode was filmed before Jennie issued her apology, he went on to note, "I just want to say, in case anyone doesn't realize it, that there are many serious discussions happening right now about everything...And I can't address the situation right now, but it will be addressed very soon, and thank you for your patience."
Jennie faced backlash after her old Facebook posts about Black Lives Matter movement went viral earlier this month. The posts included phrases like "BLM Thugs" and "Violent Gangs," criticizing the nation-wide BLM protests and riots.
In response to the criticism, Jennie wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday, January 19, "I want acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today." She added, "At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were."
She went on to note that she "deactivated that account more than a year ago" and wanted to "continue to try to learn about perspectives different from my own." The mom of three concluded, "I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused."