Candiace Dillard is apologizing to the ‘LGBTQIA+ viewers’ of ‘RHOP,’ after problematic tweets from 2010-2011 resurfaced.
Candiace Dillard, 33, needs followers to know that she is now “an ally of the LGBTQIA+ group,” regardless of tweeting homophobic messages a couple of decade in the past. “I wish to handle tweets that resurfaced from almost 10 years in the past that will have offended folks I like dearly and people who have supported me as a Potomac Housewife,” The Actual Housewives of Potomac star tweeted on Aug. 12, and hooked up a prolonged apology that spanned 4 screenshots.
“To my loyal fanbase, significantly the LGBTQIA+ viewers, thanks for unwavering help. I like you. I, alone, am chargeable for my phrases and I deeply remorse saying something that might have damage my pals, colleagues, household and followers,” Candiace started her assertion. The Bravo star then moved onto her most important apology.
“And for my lack of higher judgment, I'm sorry. Whereas I've all the time thought-about myself an ally of the LGBTQIA+ group, I acknowledge my phrases have been insensitive and undermined the help, reverence and love I've persistently tried to display by way of advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights and causes, in addition to my private relationships with those that determine as LGBTQIA+,” Candiace continued.
Candiace added that she’s “nonetheless evolving,” however didn’t excuse her previous hurtful phrases. “The language I used carelessly wasn’t acceptable again then, and it isn’t acceptable now. I acknowledge that my phrases have been hurtful, and for that I'm deeply sorry,” she wrote. Candiace assured the causes she fights for have since modified.
“Lately, I've remained dedicated to the combat for equality for all,” Candiace continued. “Whereas I’ve personally skilled the ache of disenfranchisement as a Black girl, I'll by no means know firsthand the damage many LGBTQIA+ folks expertise from pervasive discrimination, household rejection, limitations to employment, homelessness, homophobia, transphobia and extra.”
You possibly can learn the remainder of the RHOP star’s assertion above, which she ended with a closing request: “I'm really sorry for my feedback and I solely ask for endurance and understanding as I try to evolve as an individual.” Candiace issued the apology after a handful of her previous problematic tweets gained consideration on Twitter.
“Queenie homosexual males irk me,” Candiace allegedly wrote in 2010. That very same yr, she additionally tweeted that she’s “turned off” by males who're “too into trend” and added, “When u do an excessive amount of, I’m disgusted. Makes me assume ‘homosexual'” (that is in keeping with Us Weekly, and screenshots of tweets that have been shared in a thread by @freeishmedia). In 2011, Candiace additionally reposted a transphobic tweet in keeping with Us Weekly, which learn, “When you wanna be or are homosexual then do you. However wtf is up wit dudes eager to be ladies?”
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