Andy Cohen is an Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author best known for hosting. This includes him being a producer for every single ‘The Real Housewives’ reality TV series. He is also very tuned into what the housewives are up to.
Cohen recently spoke out about “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star Jennie Nguyen’s resurfaced inflammatory social media remarks for the first time. The executive producer, 53, described the posts on Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM show, Radio Andy.
The posts were very upsetting … and disgusting.
Cohen also said that he and Nguyen’s co-star Lisa Barlow only mentioned the incident briefly on Sunday’s broadcast of “Watch What Happens Live” because it was pre-recorded last Wednesday, just hours after the posts went viral.
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.
I just want to say, in case anyone doesn’t realize it, that there are many serious discussions happening right now about everything — about everything. And I can’t address the situation right now, but it will be addressed very soon, and thank you for your patience.
During her interview on “WWHL,” Barlow, who has known Nguyen for years, said she does not condone her friend’s 2020 Facebook posts, many of which criticized the Black Lives Matter movement. Shah, who has a black husband and sons, was the only one to explicitly criticize Nguyen, stating that her apology was disingenuous and that “we have some real sh*t to discuss.”
Nearly all of Nguyen’s co-stars have publicly condemned her posts and unfollowed her on Instagram, including Heather Gay, Whitney Rose, Meredith Marks, and Jen Shah. Rose described herself as shocked and devastated, while Marks described himself as sickened, and Gay described himself as disappointed.
“I thought I was speaking out against violence,” Nguyen wrote in an apologetic message posted to Instagram on Wednesday night. She added that she has since learned how offensive and hurtful her words were. The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City airs on Bravo every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.
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