• Jennie Nguyen's Facebook posts from 2020 mocking the Black Lives Matter movement resurfaced last week
  • Andy Cohen called the posts "disgusting" and said the controversy is being discussed and addressed
  • Nguyen apologized for the posts, describing them as "offensive and hurtful"

Andy Cohen is breaking his silence on the controversy surrounding "The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" star Jennie Nguyen's recently resurfaced racially insensitive social media posts.

"The posts were very upsetting … and disgusting," the Bravo host said on Monday's episode of his SiriusXM show, "Radio Andy."

The 53-year-old executive producer also explained why he and Nguyen's co-star Lisa Barlow only briefly discussed the scandal on Sunday's episode of "Watch What Happens Live." Apparently, they pretaped the episode last Wednesday, hours before the posts started making headlines.

"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," Cohen said.

Cohen then assured fans that the controversy is being discussed and addressed.

"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," he said.

Barlow, for her part, made it clear that she does not "condone" her friend's controversial 2020 Facebook posts, many of which were critical of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd. One post even made a joke out of running over "rioters" with a car.

"I'm completely anti-racist, so I hope everyone does better, but I definitely don't condone those," Barlow said on the "WWHL" episode that aired Sunday. "I haven't looked at Jennie’s Facebook page in years. I was totally surprised."

Nearly all of Nguyen's co-stars have also publicly condemned her posts and unfollowed her on Instagram.

Meredith Marks called them "vile" and said she was "sickened" by her co-star's "racist and prejudicial posts."

"I do not stand behind or support these posts in any way, shape or form. I stand with and support the communities affected and targeted by this. I am deeply disturbed and outraged by her actions. Black Lives Matter," she added.

Whitney Rose said she was "shocked and saddened," while Heather Gay said she was "disappointed."

Nguyen herself called the posts "offensive" in the apology statement she posted via Instagram Wednesday night.

"I want to acknowledge and apologize for my deleted Facebook posts from 2020 that resurfaced today," she wrote. "At the time, I thought I was speaking out against violence, but I have since learned how offensive and hurtful my words were."

However, Jen Shah, who has a Black husband and sons, dismissed what Nguyen had said as a "disingenuous apology" and added on Instagram, "We have some real s–t to talk about."

"The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City" airs Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on Bravo.

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