Candiace Dillard Bassett Responds After RHOP Fan Says Gizelle Bryant Was Never Her Friend

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Candiace Dillard Bassett slammed Gizelle Bryant and Ashley Darby on Twitter.

Gizelle Bryant and Candiace Dillard Bassett are on bad terms these days. Candiace is furious that Gizelle has accused Chris Bassett of making her feel uncomfortable. And Gizelle claimed that the situation took place during the reunion for the previous season of “Real Housewives of Potomac.” Interestingly enough, Ashley Darby only made things worse during the recent episode. Wendy Osefo decided that the ladies needed to have a “burn session.” Her intention was to get everyone to put all of their issues on the table. In particular, Wendy has been clashing with Gizelle and Robyn Dixon.

Candiace thought that she was moving toward being in a good place with Ashley. Prior to Wendy’s event, Ashley even came to Candiace’s place to gossip a little and discuss her split from Michael Darby. So she was caught off guard when Ashley said that she had something to tell Candiace.

During the conversation, Ashley accused Chris of flirting with one of her friends at Karen Huger’s Spring Bling event. And she alleged that she heard that he sent inappropriate DMs to other women.

Ahead of the episode airing, Candiace tweeted, “I didn’t even know today was Sunday. 🥴 It’s #RHOP day, y’all 🌸 How excited are we to watch desperation fester for yet another episode? I am just unequivocally elated.”

A Twitter user responded, “If it’s just going to be desperation for a storyline then I may have to watch tomorrow. Also wouldn’t it be nice if she would have a storyline of her own? Like I would like to know more about her life at home, she had wonderful daughters.”

Candiace replied, “Can’t pimp your children out for two minute scenes forever. My whole family & my friends have shown up for me season after season on the show. & this ***** skates by having shown us nearly nothing. It’s a wonder she hasn’t scripted her own (yt) Karen- esq misconduct story sooner.”

She also threw jabs at Ashley, “And the other one… She is just following marching orders from White (yt) Karen. Two flops trying to make TV. And still a collective flop.”

Candiace Dillard Bassett believes colorism is an issue.

One fan of the show said Gizelle is just doing her job, “Not you mad at her treating #RHOP like what it is a JOB!! She clocked in and out deal with it.”

Candiace then wrote, “Mm. Contrary to popular belief, our show is about our real lives, our real families & our real friendships. The notion of ‘clocking in’ only holds true when you are showing up for your real life. Not the premeditated scripted off Broadway play that you made up on the way to work.”

She also responded when a Twitter user said that Candiace should have known that Gizelle wasn’t her friend. The person wrote, “You know Gizelle has never been your friend. No commonalities betwixt you two. Gizelle has 1 friend and that is Robyn Dixon. The rest of y’all are castmates. Stop playing with us.”

Candiace said, “Well. This is nuanced. I did think we were friends. I wouldn’t have had her in my home around my children and my husband if I didn’t think we were friends. And I respected her and her role as a villain on her show. Being a villain and insinuating ****** misconduct are different.”

After the episode aired, Candice also tweeted about the treatment of Wendy. Ashley, Mia Thornton, and Karen Huger expressed that they feel Wendy can be condescending at times.

“All bs aside. I cannot receive that Wendy needs to “own” that she can be a little condescending..that she rolls her eyes or her neck, etc. EVERYONE in this group is a condescending a-hole (myself included). Wendy is just darker AND rebuts better than the majority. Stop it. #RHOP”

She continued, “Ask yourself why you’re more offended when a dark skinned woman reads you versus when a white adjacent woman reads you. Those are YOUR problems #RHOP.”

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15 comments

  1. I agree Gizelle is not Candiace friend. I say that because Gizelle has done everybody on the show tge same way she’s doing to Candaice. Look how she did Monique talking about their baby[yea.. okay but Gizelle gets no clapback for that, mmm.], Karen, Ashley, Gizelle got her pond to do her duty work, when it came to Ashley, who did she use for that Candiace. Okay but when Karen got at Gizelle behind Jamal she went off. Cried became a victim. O.M.G. Okay look how Gizelle & Robyn is treating Wendy like really.. you can’t see that Candiace

  2. I think it’s so weird and pathetic that these grown women grovel and compete to be liked by Gizelle when the truth is this is just a job to her. You heard not one peep about colorism until Wendy and Candiace were no longer in good with Gizelle and Robyn. Before then, they said the cast wasn’t colorist. They also didn’t care about what Gizelle did to Monique and Karen until it was their turn. Using colorism because they’re no longer benefiting from the power dynamic that came from being cool with the GEBs is a pretty foul thing to do. But hey, some fans are buying it. 🤷🏾‍♀️

  3. Candiace is very interesting to me. When she did that interview with Carlos King, she said she grew up being like the only black person everywhere she went. She didn’t really know what colorism was until she joined RHOP and her black friends told her they thought that was why fans didn’t like her. So now Candiace sees colorism in everything. Real Housewives is a show that is cliquish in its foundation. This isn’t the right platform for sensitive people to watch or for sensitive people to be a part of. Producers love Gizelle so much because she truly gets that RHOP is just a job. This is why you don’t see her tweeting all the time and clapping back outside of when she’s paid to. She gets it. Candiace and Wendy won’t have peace until they get thicker skin.

    1. Candace and Wendy both rode the Giselle train like their life depended on it, Wendy came right in, not knowing anyone, but involved herself in the attacks against Monique, Karen, and Ashley. Neither one of them ever claim colorism, until last season when Eddie was accused of cheating and Wendy went toe to toe with the green eye bandits, now since the duo aren’t forgiving, there’s colorism, and Candace had a field day last season throwing all those racist terms at Ashley, bed w-nch, slave master, but she’s claiming others of colorism

  4. Gizelle isn’t likable. I think she may be the most hated cast member followed by Ashley then Robyn. But let’s be real here. Gizelle is one of the main reasons this show made it to a third season. She learned from how awful season 1 was and learned how to work with producers to make the show succeed. Candiace thinks she’s there because her life is so interesting but she’s really there because producers know making her angry makes the show worth watching. Candiace was almost fired after her first season on RHOP. Arguing with Gizelle, Charrisse, and Ashley saved her job. Not her “personal story” she came on the show with. She needs to stop hating Ashley and Gizelle because they are keeping Candiace employed. Candiace needs to have a real conversation with producers about what her real role is on RHOP because she seems to be the only person who doesn’t know. The moment she stops being rat tat tat tat Candiace, she’s getting fired. All these ladies are put in certain boxes for the show to succeed. Like this isn’t a secret anymore. This is show business now. Reality shows haven’t been real in a long time. Learn the game and excel at it or move on from RHOP like Monique did.

  5. I think many of us said Gizelle wasn’t really Candiace’s friend during Monique’s last season. It was so obvious to me that Gizelle never really liked or respected Candiace and Monique. This is why I was so irritated when they fell out. It was supposed to be Candiace, Monique, and Karen vs the GEBs and Ashley. But Ashley and Gizelle broke up Candiace and Monique before that could happen. Sigh…

  6. All these people are liars and drama queens. I’m not about to be offended for any of them. I’m just here to be entertained and RHOP always delivers.

    1. Thank you. Candiace is really milking this because she’s been wanting a bigger fan base from the start. These girls didn’t mind Gizelle or Robyn’s antics when they weren’t the targets. And I’m supposed to be outraged for Candiace now? Wasn’t she enjoying it when it was Chris Samuels that Gizelle slandered? She didn’t mind when it was Ray. Enjoyed it when Micheal was the topic for 3 seasons and she had plenty to say. And Wendy was cool with it all too as well. So fake!

  7. Candiace. She jealous of you and the things you got going on in your life. The only thing she got going is that show.

  8. Yes, she did Candiace every line to be cross, she crossed them. Candiace because she feels every man want her. What she got she feels so special. It want special enough to keep her husband.

  9. Giselle is only a friend to Robyn. When the other ladies understand that they will be better off. Candice has also shown herself not to be anyone’s friend either, look at how fast she dumped Ashley who brought her into the circle.

  10. I think it’s funny that fans and cast members are so outraged about what Gizelle and Ashley said about Chris but once again it’s crickets about Candiace accusing Karen of cheating on Ray in the same episode. Just shows the double standards of this show. Selective outrage always when the truth is they are all nasty and mean. I’m sure the fake outrage and hypocrisy will kill this show like all the others. I predict two people will be fired and next season the complaints will be how boring the show has become. Same sh-t with every black centered reality show. People are way too sensitive to enjoy trash tv anymore. Now you even got messy a-s cast members playing victim like they aren’t just as awful as Gizelle is. Cut it out. 😒

    1. Thank you! I just said this. The hypocrisy is on 10 this season. Candiace is no better than Gizelle or Ashley if we’re keeping it a buck. As soon as she thought she was friends with Ashley, she sat on that show and said Karen is cheating. It reminded me how Candiace was when the Monique stuff was happening. Candiace was cool with it all because she thought she had formed a solid trio with Gizelle and Robyn. I think Bravo will give in to the fake outrage and fire some folks too. And that will be the end of this show.

  11. Why are they pushing this colorism narrative like all these beefs don’t have a starting point? Like Wendy wasn’t loved by Robyn and Gizelle her first season? Like Candiace didn’t have Gizelle and Robyn working hard to get Monique up out of there after Mo hit her? They had Candiace’s back when it wasn’t even a popular position to take back then. Fans hated Gizelle and Robyn for defending Candiace. Now they’re colorist? Huh?! I mean this is just…wild to me. RHOA was already ruined. Now I guess it’s RHOP’s turn.

  12. I have always felt G and R felt they color when they made the remark about the black dude eating. Then made up something to say when people started talking about it. And the man was very dark in color.

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