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Whitney Rose is the latest star of The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City report another cast member Jennie Nguyen‘s recently resurfaced, racially insensitive social media posts from 2020.
“Recent events have reminded me of the importance of always leading with LOVE, light and kindness,” Whitney wrote in a statement on Instagram on Friday, January 21. “It is NEVER okay to make, comment, post and/or share any type of racist and derogatory statements/messages.”
She continued: “Like everyone else, I have been shocked and saddened by the things that have surfaced online. There are so many deep-seated things [sic] discrimination and racism entrenched in our country and we all need to do better and work together to bring about change.”
Whitney ended the statement – which comes two days after Jennie apologized for the “offensive” posts – sharing her belief that everyone, regardless of “ethnicity, creed, sexuality or identity gender”, should be treated in the same way.
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It was Jennie herself who called her posts “offensive” on Wednesday, January 19. She took to Instagram to apologize once for several screenshots, many of which criticized the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd– went viral on Twitter and Reddit.
“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today,” Jennie wrote. “At the time, I thought I was speaking out against the violence, but I’ve since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were.”
the RHOSLC The star added that she was “sincerely sorry for the pain” caused by the posts.
Jen Shah, however, dismissed what Jennie said as a “dishonest apology.”
As she wrote in a statement the next day, “Since my RHOSLC cast member admitted that she made these horrible comments and posts, i must now rise, on behalf of my husband and sons who are African American, to say that I am deeply offended by the posts and comments racists.”
Jen continued: “It was infuriating to see her liking and reposting comments that mocked and showed complete apathy towards those killed who were marching to raise awareness for deep-rooted people. [sic] the problems of social injustice that plague our country.”
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After admitting she was “equally disappointed” with Jennie’s apology, Jen added, “Needless to say, we have some real stuff to discuss.”
RHOSLCit is Meredith Marks, meanwhile, apparently responded to the controversy late Wednesday night by Tweeter “Vile”, however, has since spoken in a much more prominent way.
Taking to Instagram on Friday, January 21, Meredith shared a quote from Martin Luther King jr., urging his followers to “use your voice to speak out against what’s wrong and amplify those who aren’t heard.”
“There is no place in this world for hate,” Meredith’s statement continued. “We are all human beings and deserve the same treatment of respect and dignity. Negative comments rooted in prejudice regarding race, ethnicity, religion, sexuality or gender are despicable and should never be tolerated. Educate if they come from a lack of knowledge and condemn if it comes from a place of hatred.I pray to see this world without prejudice.
As for the rest of RHOSLC Ladies, heather gay shared Whitney’s post, while Lisa Barlow– who has been friends with Jennie for over 10 years – cryptically tweeted “Things are settled”, late Thursday evening.
One reply speculated that Lisa meant the next season of RHOSLC since filming for season two wrapped; however, she replied, “Before.”
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During this time, Mary Cosby—who recently jumped the RHOSLC season 2 reunion – did not publicly comment on the situation.
She and Jennie had their own issues earlier this season after Mary made racially insensitive comments about her. Jennie defended herself on the show, telling Mary that her references to her “slanting eyes” and “yellow” skin, as well as mimicking a Vietnamese-American accent, were offensive.
Mary then apologised, insisting she ‘didn’t mean any harm’.
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