Candiace Dillard

Candiace Dillard Says She’s Treated Differently Than Lisa Barlow For Outbursts Because Lisa Is White

There are dozens of different words that you can use to describe Lisa Barlow’s hot mic moment from The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, but fans are divided. We can all probably agree that it was chaotic, but some fans are calling it “iconic.” The word “legendary” is being thrown around a lot on social media too. However, there are plenty of fans who weren’t that impressed with Lisa’s outburst. Other than Meredith Marks, one particular unpleased viewer was The Real Housewives of Potomac’s Candiace Dillard Bassett. She has a different word to describe the whole situation – “triggering.”

In a series of tweets, Candiace addressed what she feels is a double standard in the way that white and Black cast members are perceived during moments of anger, and she feels like this RHOSLC hot mic moment is the perfect example. The conversation started when a fan tweeted, “Candiace said yo mama and wide body in defense and the girls were on her neck all fall. Lisa Barlow calls her best friend of 10 years a wh*re, slut shames her, insults her family and the same people are “shaking” and celebrating it. Hmmmm I’m seeing something.”

Candiace retweeted the fan and added, “She’s white. Black women can’t get angry. Like, truly angry. We’re vile and violent when we’re angry. White girls are always allowed the full scope of emotion. That was easy. Now, watch them justify her to tear me down some more. In 3, 2, 1….”


RELATED: Candiace Dillard Speaks Out Against Jennie Nguyen’s Racially Offensive Posts


Candiace has a valid point. Throughout the entirety of her tenure on RHOP, she’s been raked over the coals for hurling insults. The only difference is that Candiace never needs a hot mic to disparage one of her castmates — she usually just says it straight to their face. And although Housewives fans are not always on Candiace’s side with many issues, the replies to her RHOSLC commentary were filled with supportive viewers recognizing the noticeable difference in the reaction to Black women showing anger.

Carlos King, producer extraordinaire who definitely knows a thing or two about reality TV, entered the conversation and threw a little light shade at the hot mic moment and fans celebrating it as a legendary moment. He tweeted, “Most overused words in reality tv. Iconic and Legendary. This doesn’t apply to that moment. We need to discuss this.”

Candiace replied to his tweet with no words, just an exclamation point. But by the end of the day, the conversation became exhausting for Candiace. She eventually had to log out, which is something we should all do more often. She finally tweeted, “It’s actually triggering to see a white woman have the freedom to be angry. I’m triggered. Everything is triggering me. I’m taking a break.”


RELATED: Candiace Dillard Says She’s Being “Nailed To The Cross” For Body Shaming Ashley Darby; Andy Cohen Takes Issue With Her Apology


[Photo Credit: Charles Sykes/Bravo]