Many of the posts related to the Black Lives Matter movement and the protests caused by the killing of George Floyd.
Addressing the protestors as “thugs” and “violent gangs”, Nguyen also posted memes which made light of police brutality and said protestors should obey officers to avoid getting shot.
Taking to Instagram Live on Wednesday (January 26), Nguyen claimed her social media team were behind the posts.
“I just want you to understand my point of view and where I come from, and what’s going on during that time. I mean it’s an old post on my account, it’s in 2020,” she said. “I just want you to understand, during that time I had a team of people that were helping me.”
“Whether they post it, I post it, it doesn’t really matter at this point. For me, it’s on my account, and I take full responsibility and accountability for what was posted.” She continued, “I know I hurt a lot of people. My viewpoint during that time in 2020 was emotional and it brings back a lot of memories during that time when we went through such a tragic, terrible year.”
Though Nguyen went on to call her posts “disgusting”, she also added that people should understand that “we have the freedom to speak our mind” and reiterated her support for law enforcement.
“I don’t support the brutality of Black people or with any race. But I do support my law enforcement. But that doesn’t make me a racist.”
She continued, “To support my political stance, that does not make me a racist.”