Candiace Dillard has found herself in some hot water after some of her past homophobic tweeters resurfaced online.
In the tweets, Candiace makes several questionable remarks about gay men and transgender people.
“Queenie gay men irk me,” reads one tweet from January 2010. Another tweet from later that year reads: “I think my officemate might be a little gay. He does some strange things…makes me raise an eyebrow here and there.”
“I’m personally turned off by men who r too into fashion. It’s a fine line. When you do too much, I’m disgusted. Makes me think ‘gay,’” a tweet from 2011 said.
Candiance also retweeted and wrote “Agreed” with a tweet that read: “If you wanna be or are gay, then do you. But if wtf is up with dudes wanting to be women?”
She also went after former RHOA star Phaedra Parks’ now ex-husband Apollo Nida and said, “he might be a little gay too.”
Check some more questionable tweets from Candiace below!
Shortly after these tweets and more resurfaced, the Real Housewives of Potomac star issued an apology.
“I want to address tweets that resurfaced from nearly 10 years ago that may have offended people I love dearly and those who have supported me as a Potomac Housewife,” Candiace said on Wednesday via Twitter. “To my loyal fanbase, particularly the LGBTQIA+ viewers, thank you for unwavering support. I love you. I, alone, am responsible for my words, and I deeply regret saying anything that could have hurt my friends, colleagues, family, and fans.”
Candiace explained that when she made these comments, she was a “private citizen” and was “speaking carelessly and crassly,” as many “often” do on social media.
“And for my lack of better judgment, I am sorry,” she continued. “While I have always considered myself an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, I recognize my words were insensitive and undermined the support, reverence, and love I have consistently tried to demonstrate through advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights and causes, as well as my personal relationships with those who identify as LGBTQIA+.”
Candiace admitted that her comments weren’t acceptable then or now. She also called the experience “humbling” and pointed out that she’s still “evolving” and learning how to be a more “effective ally.”
Despite the apology, many RHOP and Bravo fans weren’t buying what Candiace was selling.
Former Summer House star Stephen McGee called for Bravo to take action against Candiace for her past homophobic tweets.
Stephen took major issue with Candiance’s tweets and not just because he’s a gay man himself.
He is also who is good friends with disgraced Bravolebs Stassi Schroeder and Kristen Doute. Bravo fired the two after their past racist comments/actions resurfaced online in June 2020. Oddly enough, Candiace was very vocal on social media and encouraged Bravo to take action against Stassi, in particular.
“Please let me know what you plan to do @BravoTV. You love to put that rainbow flag up so please STAND UP FOR US. #RHOP,” he wrote in one tweet.
Adding, “There is so much tolerance for homophobia and transphobia within the walls of reality television, so I am REALLY hoping that @BravoTV will not be silent! #RHOP.”
Stephen later made it clear he doesn’t accept Candiace’s apology and insists she never sincerely apologized.
“… and the apology is not accepted. She’s doesn’t apologize for what she said because it was wrong. She states she is sorry that people are hurt and offended. She literally never says it was wrong. And for someone who worked so hard to get other stars fired…” he tweeted.
Bravo has yet to address or comment on Candiace’s tweets. However, the network has never discussed other Bravolebs, including Jax Taylor’s past homophobic remarks, so it’s highly unlikely they will comment on this latest scandal.