Jen Shah blasted her “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” co-star Jennie Nguyen’s “horrible comments and posts” that have resurfaced on social media.
“I rarely believe what I see or hear online. I know firsthand what it feels like to be judged without evidence or an admission of guilt,” Shah began her Instagram statement Thursday, alluding to her own legal troubles.
“However, since my RHOSLC cast member has admitted that she made those horrible comments and posts, I must now stand up, on behalf of my husband and sons who are African American, to say that I am deeply offended by the racially insensitive posts and comments.”
Shah, 47, called Nguyen’s actions online “infuriating,” as they “made a mockery of and showed complete apathy towards those killed marching to bring awareness to the deep-seeded social justice issues that plague our country.”
The Bravolebrity ended her statement by slamming Nguyen’s “disingenuous” apology.
“Needless to say, we have some real s–t to talk about,” she concluded.
Shah captioned her post with a quote from Thurgood Marshall: “Where you see wrong or inequality or injustice, speak out, because this is your country. This is your democracy. Make it. Protect it. Pass it on.”
Shah’s comments came after another co-star, Meredith Marks, described Nguyen’s posts as “vile.”
Over the course of six months in 2020 amid Black Lives Matter protests, Nguyen, 44, purportedly posted and reposted memes and photos, including ones that mentioned phrases like “BLM Thugs” and “Violent Gangs.” Viewers immediately called for Nguyen to be fired after the screenshots came to light this week.
“I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today,” Nguyen wrote via Instagram Wednesday. “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,” Nguyen continued. “I regret those posts and am sincerely sorry for the pain they caused.”
(When Page Six visited the account earlier Wednesday that Nguyen had posted from, it had not been deactivated.)
Neither Bravo nor Nguyen’s reps responded to Page Six’s requests for comment.