Candiace Dillard, from ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac,’ took to Twitter to express her deep regret regarding the homophobic tweets she had shared before. By addressing the tweets that resurfaced from nearly 10 years ago, Dillard said through a lengthy, written statement:
“To my loyal fanbase, particularly the LGBTQIA+ viewers, thank you for your 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.”
Then Dillard stated that she recognized her words were insensitive and added:
“While I’ve personally experienced the pain of disenfranchisement as a Black woman, I will never know firsthand the hurt many LGBTQIA+ people experience from pervasive discrimination, family rejection, barriers to employment, homelessness, homophobia, transphobia and more.”
She also said that she has learned and matured over the past decade, described her act as a “mistake.” Dillard promised her fans for becoming a more effective and empathetic ally.
“It’s imperative that we love more, have empathy, and search for understanding. I am truly sorry for my comments and I only ask for patience and understanding as I strive to evolve as a person.”
See below to view the mentioned tweet.
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. pic.twitter.com/t5N4s4SoiW
— Candiace Dillard Bassett (@candeegal) August 12, 2020