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Jan. 24 2022, Published 3:12 p.m. ET

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Neither Andy Cohen nor the Bravo network has issued a statement regarding the recently resurfaced racist Facebook posts of Real Housewives of Salt Lake City newcomer Jennie Nguyen, and fans are pissed.

Not only are they demanding to know whether the network condones the messaging, but they are also calling its deafening silence hypocritical.

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As Radar reported, the 44-year-old wife and mother of three – who is the franchise's first and only Asian star – attempted to apologize for posting content that called for violence against Black people, but her bizarre explanation made the situation that much worse.

At this point, every cast member (minus Mary Cosby, who's currently dealing with allegations she runs a cult) has spoken out against the sentiments shared by Jennie.

Jen Shah – the first to post – was overt with her condemnation, which reportedly angered showrunners because it seemingly "spoiled" a storyline of the currently filming season.

The rest – Whitney Rose, Heather Gay, Meredith Marks and even Lisa Barlow – were more vague with their statements, likely for similar reasons.

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Lisa – who's been friends with Jennie for a decade and introduced her to the group – took the longest to address the issue. But she eventually did and doubled down on her unsupportive stance on Sunday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.

Despite the fact that the titular host brought up the topic, he declined to make a statement of his own.

And it has not faired well.

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"Bravo didn't think twice about removing the episode with Kenya's Native American costume, but they STILL haven't taken any action about the racist views of their employee," tweeted one outraged Bravo fan who made sure to note that "Jennie's part of the network."

"Do they want people to consider it a racist place?" wondered the dissenter. "I'm appalled."

Last year, Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore caught heat for dressing in Native American garb for Halloween. Shortly after the episode aired, Bravo removed those scenes from the show. (The edited version of the episode is available online.)

The network quickly addressed the scandal, explaining, "Bravo aims to have the highest standards of respect and inclusivity and we recognize that the recent episode of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, in which a cast member wears a Native American costume, did not uphold those values."

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Similarly, the network took a strong stance after Real Housewives of Dallas star Dr. Tiffany Moon – the since-canceled show's first and only Asian cast member – was made out to be a racist and an unfit doctor by her white co-star's family, simply for calling on her followers to be "anti-racist."

"Bravo strongly supports the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community," the network said in a statement at the time. "Anti-Racism is, in fact, not a form of racism and the network stands by Dr. Tiffany Moon and her advocacy against racism and violence."

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The year prior, Bravo took swift action and terminated Vanderpump Rules veterans Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute (along with novice cast members Max Boyens and Brett Caprioni) for their past racist behaviors.

The women copped to reporting their Black then-costar to the police for crimes she did not commit, while the men had various racist, homophobic and sexist tweets come back to haunt them.

Then there was that time Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps did not understand why she was receiving backlash for appearing to sport blackface while dressing as Diana Ross for Halloween 2018.

"The issue is altering the color of your skin," Andy explained to Lu during a subsequent appearance on WWHL.

Viewers just want to know why the same energy is not being kept with regard to Jennie.

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Reps for Cohen and the network have not responded to Radar's requests for comment.

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