Candiace Dillard is known for her verbal fighting skills both on Real Housewives of Potomac and on social media. While she has plenty of defenders, she has more than enough haters. And those haters have been very vocal about wanting Candiace fired from the franchise. So when rumors started circulating that might be true, she once again took to social media to defend herself.
All About The Real Housewives posted a screenshot of a blind item centering around Candiace. The item originated from another fan account, Bravo and Cocktails. The caption read, “Word on the street is that Candiace Dillard is allegedly getting kicked to the curb by Real Housewives of Potomac producers ahead of season 7. Thoughts on this rumor?”
The screen shotted blind item read in part, “This problematic east coast housewife who has been on the show for a few seasons now is rumored to not be getting her contract renewed for the new season. With filming slated to begin within the next month or so, producers have finally recognized that the trouble she has caused/has gotten herself [into] has not been a good look for the overall franchise. Along with the added pressure from many opinionated fans calling for her termination, the clear as day fact that she will never own up to her share of mistakes and the high probability that she will continue to cause and get [into] more unnecessary trouble.”
Candiace, who is very active on social media, especially Twitter, took to the platform to call out the rumor. She tweeted, “Wow. I was trending? You all really want me to be that girl, don’t you?” She also added a pic of her tweet to her Instagram account. Candiace captioned it, “‘That girl’ as in the one you keep trying to make me. ‘The One. The Threat.’ That’s not me, girls. Stop trying to make fetch happen. It’s not going to happen.”
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Despite all the hate, Candiace has never been one to shy away from the double standard that often plays out on Bravo between franchises. After Lisa Barlow’s infamous hot mic tirade on Real Housewives of Salt Lake City, she was praised as “iconic.” Memes hyping her up were everywhere. But Candiace had a different take, noting that when she goes off, she’s made out to be a villain.
When a fan pointed this out on Twitter, Candiace responded with her thoughts. She tweeted in part, “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.” But the scenario obviously took a toll on the Candiace, who ended the conversation by tweeting, “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.”
Regardless, I think everyone is curious to see if the rumors are true. Love her or hate her, most of the drama on RHOP has revolved around Candiace. And there is something to be said for that when it comes to making a franchise interesting. I guess we will just have to wait and see what happens. I’m sure either way, we will be hearing from Candiace about it.
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