Candiace Dillard Claims RHOP Co-Star Ashley Darby Gets Less Criticism Because She’s “Light-Skinned”

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It’s no secret that Candiace Dillard LOVES to speak her mind, especially on social media. The outspoken former pageant Queen recently shared some choice opinions on her Real Housewives of Potomac co-star Ashley Darby.

The All True Tea Instagram page recently shared a reel compiling some of the greatest fights to ever go down on RHOP.

The clip started off with Ashley and Candiace’s infamous butter knife fight from season 4.

One fan commented about Ashley and Candiace’s behavior and the hear or lack thereof they receive for it.

“This reel shows how reckless Ashley’s mouth has been and still is. Yet Candiace was the villain and ganged up on by so many fans. It’s crazy how Ashley was in my opinion worse but people want to ignore that. I wonder why????” the fan wrote.

Candiace replied to the comment, saying Ashley gets away with more because she’s “light-skinned.” 

“Because she’s light skinned. There. It was said. I said it. Now, let’s see how fast it gets around,” she wrote.

Candiace Replied

Candiace Replied

She later clarified her comments on Twitter and explained her experience being a dark-skinned woman on reality TV.

“Let me also point out that there was a time 3 1/2 years ago or so (when I had just entered onto my most public stage) when I would make the same comments and broach similar conversations about race and colorism — because it is & always has been a part of my everyday life as a brown-skinned woman of color — and I received an incredible amount of hate from the general public,” she explained.

She continued, “Expressions of discomfort — anger, even, that I was discussing race. I am happy to see that conversations around race are on the cusp of becoming more commonplace, however uncomfortable for certain members of the global community. But the experience was just very telling and I wanted to document it here, how much vitriol I received for simply speaking on being a Black woman in this country or speaking on colorism and the privileges afforded to those of fairer skin.”

Candiace Dillard

Candiace Dillard

Season 6 of The Real Housewives of Potomac premieres on July 11 at 8 p.m. ET on Bravo.

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