‘RHOSLC’: Lisa Barlow Breaks Her Silence Over Jennie Nguyen’s ‘Harmful and Hurtful’ Posts

Lisa Barlow has become the latest star of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City to react to Jennie Nguyen’s Facebook posts that leaked on social media. The entrepreneur shared a statement on Instagram expressing her sentiment over the hurtful messages her co-star had shared on the social platform.

Jennie Nguyen and Lisa Barlow posing for their 'RHOSLC' Season 2 portrait
Jennie Nguyen and Lisa Barlow | Chad Kirkland/Bravo

What did Lisa Barlow say about Jennie Nguyen?

The day that Nguyen’s Facebook posts went viral on social media and were shared by thousands of fans, Barlow filmed an appearance on Watch What Happens Live. Barlow hadn’t publicly shared a statement on social media because she talked about it on the Bravo late-night show. However, on Friday, Jan. 21, the public relations maven posted a statement regarding the anti-BLM messages.

“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,” she said in a statement posted on her verified Instagram account. “The posts were harmful and hurtful to a community I love. Working for change is constant; it’s something that I personally work towards daily.”

Barlow continued, “Through action is where we all have the most impact and where we can have change that lasts. I always want to be a support and [be] a proponent for change and improvement. My heart hurts for those hurting.”

Fans also noticed that Barlow has unfollowed Nguyen from social media and we independently verified that to be true.

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Fans react to Lisa Barlow’s statement

Barlow’s fans were quick to share their reactions after her apology and share their sentiments over Nguyen’s posts.

“Thank you for speaking out! It cannot go ignored,” a fan replied.

“Good post! Very baby gorgeous of you!” a follower added.

“Thanks Lisa for speaking out! I felt your heart on this! 100% honesty!!! Proud of you,” an Instagram user shared.

“Thank you for acknowledging this, baby gorgeous. Too major to ignore,” another fan said.

“Happy you said this. My stan life can OFFICIALLY continue. Proud,” another follower commented.

Heather Gay, Jen Shah, Meredith Marks, Mary Cosby, Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose, and Jennie Nguyen in the 'RHOSLC' poster
Heather Gay, Jen Shah, Meredith Marks, Mary Cosby, Lisa Barlow, Whitney Rose, and Jennie Nguyen | Chad Kirkland/Bravo

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Has Jennie Nguyen reacted to the backlash?

After Nguyen and RHOSLC became a trending topic on social media, the Bravo star issued an apology. In the statement, Nguyen acknowledges the veracity of the posts and claims the Facebook page had been deactivated. However, some have pointed out the flaw in the latter as fans were still able to see the live posts.

“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today,” she said on Instagram. “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. I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.”

The Facebook posts that Nguyen shared included sentiments that were anti-BLM and justified police brutality. One of the articles that she shared included conspiracy theories regarding the George Floyd case. Nguyen had originally allowed comments on her Instagram apology but later would disable the feature.

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