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‘Real Housewives of Potomac’ Star Candiace Dillard Called Racist After Latest Episode

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By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

“Real Housewives of Potomac” fans had plenty to say about the latest episode. From Ashley Darby’s face-off with Katie Rost to Karen Huger’s shouting match with Gizelle Bryant, opinions were aplenty on social media. But Candiace Dillard probably didn’t anticipate the criticism that would be coming her way. She was accused of being racist.

Turns out some people were offended by what she said during Gizelle and Karen’s confrontation. The confrontation took place in the hotel lobby at the Cayman Islands. As the two women got loud, Candiace reminded them that white people were watching. There are viewers who feel like Candiace’s comments were racist.

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Amanda is a TV junkie with a passion for all things reality television. She's from Decatur, GA.



  1. Ms. Jackson

    August 24, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    People will say the dumbest sh-t on Twitter.

    • Michael Post

      August 24, 2019 at 5:55 pm

      Yes, you are absolutely right.
      In the dumbest a-shole of them all.
      The one that’s not intelligent out or articulate. Is that racist orange baboon Face Donald Trump. The scary part about it he’s running this country into the ground like you ran his business

      • Michelle Mcdole

        September 29, 2019 at 8:37 pm

        Candice is soooo ugly. So is her hubby. They’re the ugliest couple on television. Trumps wife is gorgeous.

    • Marmarcellos

      August 24, 2019 at 8:11 pm

      Oh for d-mn sake. They were watching. You people on Twitter can chill out. Oops,I said YOU PEOPLE….. am I a racist?? My badd!!😏🙄

      • Kay Star

        August 26, 2019 at 12:59 am

        Racist? Such stupid people! Oops, I said stupid. Was that racist or was the word people racist. Or maybe the word racist was racist!

      • Allison

        August 26, 2019 at 11:36 am

        You already know if a white person would’ve said black people are watching then they would’ve definitely been called a racist. You know that, just don’t wanna say it lol

        • Anonymous

          August 26, 2019 at 11:41 am

          You need to read more books.

        • Kay Star

          August 26, 2019 at 11:58 am

          Allison, let’s get real. A white person never would have said black people are watching because in white folks eyes, blacks don’t matter, so your point is moot. Bye, bye!

    • Pete warren

      August 25, 2019 at 1:38 am

      The white people were watching because all you broads do is get loud when your two feet from each other in classy places where that kind of communication is inappropriate!

      • Lady in black

        August 25, 2019 at 4:21 pm

        Well PETE,glad to know you’re the conversation police, it must be hard for people like you, hate us, but ALWAYS watching us,just like your ancestors,hated blacks,but raped them never the less, both men and women,but it was all in the name of God and the bible right.Get over yourself, and live your own d-mn life such as it is.

        • Matt

          August 26, 2019 at 8:37 am

          Fighting in public is inappropriate no matter what race you are. Talking/accusing somebody about rape, hate, etc is just doing the most. Pete makes a good point. Periodt.

      • Allison

        August 26, 2019 at 9:53 pm

        Haha! You’re speaking for all the white people. That’s funny

    • Linda

      September 9, 2019 at 7:41 am

      I think she’s a spoiled brat. Has no business gossiping about Ashly
      She’s jealous and an instigator. Talking about Candice. Scandalous!

  2. Shayla

    August 24, 2019 at 6:07 pm

    Did she really compare Candiace to Trump? I can’t.

    • Kim Rutherford

      August 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

      I’ve been waiting for someone to pick up what she said and then compare her to Trump. Get a grip.

  3. Oprah’s Wig

    August 24, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    There was nothing racist about what Candiace said.

    • Robin

      August 24, 2019 at 6:43 pm

      Seriously??? What if a white person said that black people are staring? Double standards!!!

      • Oprah’s Wig

        August 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

        You sound ridiculous. It wouldn’t even be racist if white people said it. Noting someone’s race isn’t racism. Stop gaslighting and read books on the subject so you won’t embarrass yourself on the internet.

        • Amelia Nunez

          August 25, 2019 at 4:27 am

          She’s stero typing, hating on her, If 2 black guys call each other “N” it’s not racist.

      • Kim Rutherford

        August 24, 2019 at 6:51 pm

        White people say that and worse.

        • allen benson

          August 24, 2019 at 11:00 pm

          Does that make it right?

          • Anonymous

            August 25, 2019 at 12:14 pm

            Allen, I want you to explain to us how saying someone’s race, as Candiace did, is racism. This is my issue with a lot of you. Instead of actually learning about racism and having real discourse about it, you guys pretend to be colorblind and scream reverse racism at every turn. It just shows how privileged you are. Black people know what racism is. We live it. It must be nice to cry wolf about something you have never gone through.

      • Angelique

        August 25, 2019 at 3:40 am

        If you knew better she was saying it out of respect like they don’t understand our colorful banter so stop

      • Reallybih

        August 25, 2019 at 11:16 am

        The black people are reading your foolish comment 😂

      • Allison

        August 26, 2019 at 11:37 am

        Yesss!!! Thank you!

        • Anonymous

          August 26, 2019 at 11:42 am

          Again, read more books. You’re just as uneducated and foolish as Robin. And it’s no excuse for you to be so ignorant on this topic. If you’re old enough to watch RHOP, you’re old enough to know what racism actually is because this is not it.

          • Allison

            August 26, 2019 at 3:51 pm

            Lol! That’s your opinion. Thank you for entertaining me!

          • Anonymous

            August 26, 2019 at 4:10 pm

            Oh it’s not an opinion. Your ignorance is factual Allison. And it’s dangerous too. It’s very telling that you find this topic to be funny as well. Do better.

      • Kay Star

        August 26, 2019 at 12:00 pm

        Would they ever? Would they care? Do blacks matter to them? No, no, and no!

      • Kay Star

        August 26, 2019 at 12:12 pm

        A white would not have cared. You know blacks don’t matter to them. Am I right or what?

      • Lisa

        August 26, 2019 at 4:44 pm

        Robin something tells me you and those that had the audacity to agree with you are the same ones who accuse black people of being racist for calling out actual racism. People like you intentionally ruin any actual discourse about racism. Just know your tactics won’t work on here. You know this wasn’t racist. But you’ll pretend otherwise because you get a kick out of riling up black people. Stop being disingenuous.You’re too old to be an internet troll.

    • Denise

      August 24, 2019 at 9:26 pm

      Not Racist at all, just make the ladies aware because of the stereo typical thoughts that normally perceived by some folk. That’s all

      • Oprah’s Wig

        August 24, 2019 at 10:11 pm


  4. Kendra

    August 24, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    What’s racist @ what she said? The white people were staring.

    • RA

      August 24, 2019 at 7:57 pm

      I absolutely 100% agree with Candiace. I watched the episode and she is a thousand percent correct. I thought the same thing. This is one of the thousand stereotypes that we always manage to prove correct…our loud mouths during a daamn argument over B.S.

  5. Kendra

    August 24, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    What’s racist about what she said? The white people were staring.

  6. Miss Jones

    August 24, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    Wait that person compared her to #45?????…….😂😂😂😂😂😂

  7. Deborah Brown

    August 24, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    Yvonne, there is something wrong with you! I personally don’t care for Candiance, however, pointing out the obvious doesn’t make her racist. You may be biracial as am I but IMHO you don’t have a clue about real racism if your tiny brain can equate what was said by Candiance to the filth that emminates from the orange day-glow idiot regularly.Girl, get a grip, read a real history book and have several seats.

  8. Kendra

    August 24, 2019 at 6:52 pm

    It’s a shame people don’t anything better to do but complain about EVERYTHING!!
    OOOPS!! Shouldn’t of said that, Now I’ve been cancelled….

  9. Chelly

    August 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    It’s infuriating how ignorant a lot people are about racism. I just got done reading a book about the things black people went through during the reconstruction era. To even think what Candiace said was racist is the stupidest thing I’ve seen on the internet all week.

  10. My 2 Cents

    August 24, 2019 at 7:28 pm


  11. Lonnie

    August 24, 2019 at 7:53 pm

    Comparing a comment someone is staring to someone who actually sets policies of locking people in cages, ripping babies out of parents’ arms, denying people basic toiletries, labeling groups of people rapists, and on and on,is not just uninformed, it’s ridiculous. Never mind the fact the woman’s HUSBAND is WHITE.

    • Amelia Nunez

      August 25, 2019 at 4:39 am

      Back it up! I’m sure she was not going there, nothing beyond the Stero Type Image, portrayed growing up. Not everyone is that knowledgeable to all that, No disrespect

  12. Cecilia

    August 24, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    I found that funny that she even cared since there are crazy things that happen on Real Housewives of OC and BH 😒 those housewives are crazy too!😂

  13. Eve

    August 24, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    Why do blacks always get away with white comments. Like white men cant jump. What if whites said blacks cant swim. They have the guts to always call whites names like cracker snow white.

    • 100

      August 24, 2019 at 10:13 pm

      Candiace didn’t say any of this. Take your whataboutism somewhere else please.

    • ByrdyByrd

      August 25, 2019 at 12:00 am


      • Pat

        August 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm

        I’ll paste this here for you as well since you agreed with Eve’s ignorant comment:

        When you’ve never experienced racism, you think that old a-s movie titles from the 90s are oppressive and a form of racism. If you had any common sense, you’d be embarrassed by this bullsh-t you typed.

    • Pat

      August 25, 2019 at 12:06 pm

      When you’ve never experienced racism, you think that old a-s movie titles from the 90s are oppressive and a form of racism. If you had any common sense, you’d be embarrassed by this bullsh-t you typed.

  14. Lana

    August 24, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Something all black people know is you cant make white people nervous or be too black. You bet your a-s I’ve said that.

  15. 100

    August 24, 2019 at 11:21 pm

    That sounds racist to me people wouldn’t like if a white person would say those black people are looking if the rols were switch because then black people would say that white person was races and ir dont matter that she is married to a white man she can still be racist and vice versa so lets keep it 100 i wouldn’t compare her to Donald Trump because I don’t think anybody can be like him or compared to him that I disagree with

    • Shayla

      August 25, 2019 at 4:40 am

      It’s too many books and resources out here for you not to know what racism is. Do better.

      • blackrose

        August 25, 2019 at 4:20 pm

        THANK You

  16. Antoine Fordham

    August 24, 2019 at 11:58 pm

    That comment was not the least bit racist

  17. Debbie

    August 25, 2019 at 1:53 am

    Well black folks stop saying and labeling things black this and black that (black love, black lives, black businesses, black organizations etc.) and all this would stop. Let’s look at the human aspect from all races and cultures and not the color so one one would get offended. We say things about ourselves and when another race says it its racism yet we’re not sensitive to when we say it. I love Candace and I understood what she meant however lets not forget how we feel when it’s said about us. I can imagine thr uproar if the housewives were white and said the black people are watching. Point is we are all humans; yes racism exists but we are too quick to jump and say it’s racism when it’s simply a “HUMAN BEING” showing unkindness.

    • Shayla

      August 25, 2019 at 4:50 am

      Did you really just put the responsibility of ending racism on black people? No, you’re not black and your ignorance is showing. Lastly, black people highlight things like black love and black businesses because those things are our way of fighting against the stereotypes created by racists. The fact that you’re triggered by black people highlighting our successes and not actual racism says a lot about you. Some of you are so uneducated and delusional it’s revolting.

      • Silent

        August 26, 2019 at 7:45 pm

        We still talking about this? The bible clearly says “love thy neighbour as thyself.” If you all do this no matter what color we are things will get better. Heaven knows no color. There will be no segregation there so we must learn to tolerate each other whether we are black or white. No one should make jokes or label someone based on color and if they feel offended it’s their right whether black or white. All I’m saying is if you dont like it for yourself don’t do it to others. I read comments from both blacks and whites who feel offended by the stereotypes so we all need to stop. What I would really like to see is the calling of the N word as a cool brotherhood thing and when others use it’s an uproar. How can we validate it’s ok to use it on each other and in songs and glorify if when it stems from slavery and negative experiences. Let’s set the example and treat each other with kindness. Let’s show black love by keeping our neighborhoods drug free, clean, crime free and helping each other out. It shouldn’t just be a cliche.

        • Shayla

          August 26, 2019 at 8:32 pm

          First of all, you are not black. Stop the act. I’ll say it again so maybe you’ll get it this time, it is not the responsibility of black people to end racism. If you read books on the subject, you’d know that already. But you don’t read and don’t care to learn anything outside of your privileged bubble. We didn’t start racism. So take your “I don’t see color” lecture somewhere else. Your last two sentences are pure trash. Black people have tried to play the respectability politics game since the 1800s during the Reconstruction Period. And it has not ended racism. We built up our own communities. We were educated. Owned businesses. Minded our business. And racists still came and burned down our towns and killed innocent black people. Research Black Wallstreet. That’s just one example of how we can meet all your expectations and are hated anyway. You’re disgusting for insinuating that black people need to be the example to end a system we didn’t create. This is one of the most ignorant comments I have ever read about racism. The audacity of you thinking saying the N-word has anything to do with this. You “I see no color” people are very dangerous and stand in the way of true progression. I really can’t stand yall either. Always quick to hide behind the Bible and God when your mentality is anything but Godly.

        • The Truth

          August 26, 2019 at 9:09 pm

          The crazy thing is you think you sound enlightened and wise. Embarrassing.

    • Old School

      August 25, 2019 at 10:48 am

      You sound like a nincompoop.

  18. Amelia Nunez

    August 25, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Exactly, she’s just being a B-tch, Hating on her cause she looked cute.

  19. Ratchet Queen

    August 25, 2019 at 12:10 pm

    Yall are not playing with people in these comments. I love it.

  20. blackrose

    August 25, 2019 at 4:19 pm

    Perhaps the commenter should look up the definition of racist. That post was just stupid

  21. SMART1

    August 27, 2019 at 4:12 pm

    COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that girl is full of herself b/c she bipolar she has different personalities its hard to be yourself when you have to be your mom,then you winging it trying to be a wife (which she isn’t equipped for)if you read between the shade she pretty called them ignorant for arguing in from of others out loud like she better than that when she does the samething all nationalities are wherever you and these not so smart women argue everywhere they go calling each other names they make WOMEN look bad PERIOD, which is what she really said just wait until Gizelle think about it b/c that comment coming back!!!!


    August 27, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    what’s wrg w/Robin I mean besides being a total airhead, she act like she cant talk , maybe she needs Gizelle to make her some memory cards so she know what she can and cannot say between her and Candice thy should just do cartoons b/c those ppl just talk through animated characters you don’t see them. I think thy act the way they do because with the exceptions us the 2 newborns (Candice/Ashley) everybody else menapausing, well Monique said forget menapausing she didn’t take the bait instead she got pregnant she knw everybody this thy geriatrics , Katie real sweet I think she a pretty girl going through somethings.


    August 27, 2019 at 8:37 pm

    White people were watching so what was racist about saying it
    If white people said the black people are watching? So what that’s not racist either. Some people just so d-mn ridiculous. This isn’t racist people. Try learning what racism is or look in the mirror watch your family members you’ll see it

  24. Just Saying

    August 30, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    a well educated person would have said “ladies we too loud, ppl are staring” why separate who’s looking if you not making a statement, just asking????????? but I expect nothing else for her she low budget chic!

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