‘RHOD’ Star Tiffany Moon ‘Appalled and Saddened’ by ‘RHOSLC’ Fired Star Jennie Nguyen’s ‘Hurtful Messages’
Former The Real Housewives of Dallas star Tiffany Moon is calling out her friend Jennie Nguyen. The latter was recently fired from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City over her insensitive posts that expressed anti-Black Lives Matter sentiments.
Moon is breaking her silence and talking about Nguyen’s insensitive posts on social media. The former RHOD star was the first Asian American housewife in that franchise who joined in season 5. Moon became friends with Nguyen and showed her solidarity as one of three current Asian American housewives. The anesthesiologist said she had been “out of the country” when the posts surfaced and had not been able to see them initially.
Tiffany Moon comments on the Jennie Nguyen backlash
“Many people have asked me to comment on some social media posts that have recently surfaced from someone I considered a friend,” Moon posted on Instagram. “I have not commented because I have been out of the country, did not see the original posts, and needed time to collect my thoughts.”
Moon continued, “Now that I have seen the posts, I am appalled and saddened. I stand for diversity, equity, and inclusion for everyone. I considered staying silent on this matter as many will say it’s ‘none of my business.'”
The reality TV personality said that it was a responsibility “for all of us to speak out against any form of discrimination or hatred when we see it.”
“Silence is complicity,” she added. “Personally, I am saddened that this came from a person I trusted. I had no idea that she posted these insensitive, ignorant, and hurtful messages. However, I believe in leading with love. One who has done wrong will learn much more from those who extend kindness, forgiveness, and the opportunity for education than those who consistently condemn and criticize. Let us take this opportunity to enable each other to have respectful and meaningful conversations so that together we can learn, grow, and heal.”
Bravo fired Jennie Nguyen
The cast of RHOSLC had just started to film the third season when Nguyen’s posts came to light. Although there were rumors that Nguyen continued to film with the rest of the cast. It was on Tuesday, Jan. 25 when Bravo confirmed that she had been fired from the show.
“Bravo has ceased filming with Jennie Nguyen and she will no longer be a cast of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” the cable network said in a statement posted on Instagram. “We recognize 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 more thoughtful casting decisions.”
It is not known if Bravo will use any footage of Nguyen in the third season and if this issue will be addressed by the cast of the show.
Jennie Nguyen released an apology
Nguyen had apologized for the resurfaced posts and said it was from a deactivated Facebook account.
“At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were,” she said in the statement shared on Instagram. “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. I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.”
Nguyen also promised to talk about everything in an Instagram Live chat.