RHOP’s Candiace Dillard Apologizes to LGBTQ Community After Old Controversial Tweets Resurface as RHOC Star Kelly Dodd Reacts: “That’s Disgusting!”

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RHOP's Candiace Dillard Apologizes to LGBTQ Community After Old Controversial Tweets Resurface as RHOC Star Kelly Dodd Reacts: "That's Disgusting!"

Candiace Dillard-Bassett is in some hot water over past problematic tweets — and Kelly Dodd has something to say about it!

The Real Housewives of Potomac star’s Twitter account has been excavated, and several homophobic and transphobic tweets have been brought to the light. Moreover, The Real Housewives of Orange County‘s Kelly Dodd is sharing her disapproval.

The @brovocative Instagram account (and many others) posted examples of Candiace’s tweets from 2010 and 2011, and the tweets aren’t looking great.

Candiace wrote posts like “Queenie gay men irk me” and retweeted and said “agree” with a user who said, “If you wanna be or are gay then do you. But wtf is up wit dudes wanting to be women?”

She also tweeted that she’s “turned off” by men who are ”too into fashion,” writing,  “When u do too much, I’m disgusted. Makes me think ‘gay.’”

Another tweet from 2010 suggested that former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks‘ then-husband Apollo Nida is “a little gay” because he’s “so awkward.”


“RHOP star Candiace Dillard’s homophobic and transphobic tweets have surfaced. Disappointing,” the account also wrote in the comments section. “I posted all of the screenshots to my page. Go re[-]post and tag Bravo and Andy [Cohen]. Get LOUD in defense for the LGBT community!”

Then, in response to the comment, social justice warrior RHOC star Kelly wrote, “[T]hat’s disgusting!” in support of condemning the tweets.

Candiace has issued a public apology about the tweets, addressing those she “may have offended” and sharing that she “deeply” regrets how she could have hurt anyone in the process.

“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,” she wrote on August 12. “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.”

Read her full statement here:

It’s unclear if these re-surfaced tweets will negatively affect Candiace’s position on the show, but one thing is clear — Monique Samuels stans are undoubtedly rejoicing.

The Real Housewives of Potomac airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

Photos Credit: Instagram, Sara De Boer/startraksphoto.com