‘RHOP’: Candiace Dillard Claims Ashley Darby Doesn’t Get Called out by Fans Because Darby Is Light-Skinned

Fans of The Real Housewives of Potomac are anxiously awaiting the premiere for Season 6. After an explosive last season featuring a physical altercation between Candiace Dillard and Monique Samuels, fans are waiting to see how Dillard recovers. While many agree that Samuels should have never hit Dillard, they also say Dillard is guilty of having a sharp tongue with no consequences.

Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard
(l-r) Ashley Darby and Candiace Dillard | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank

After a montage of the most intense fights in RHOP history was posted to a social media account, one fan alleges that Ashley Darby also has a knack for verbal attacks. Dillard says Darby gets a pass because she’s light-skinned.

Andy Cohen calls out Candiace Dillard for verbal antagonization and social media drama

During the season 5 reunion, Dillard’s antics on Twitter were once again a subject of contention. While Dillard defends her actions, saying she’s a wordsmith who can fight verbally without physically hurting someone, her co-star’s say her words have the same effect.

Even Andy Cohen called out Dillard for her antics online. She’s previously tweeted about Darby, calling her a “bed wench” and “concubine” in reference to Darby’s marriage to an older man.

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After her fight with Samuels, Dillard tweeted that Samuels was “ratchet” and “ghetto.”

During one episode in season 5, Gizelle Bryant confronts Dillard over comments Dillard made about Bryant’s home that was in the process of being remodeled.

“Candiace, when you get on the Twitter, your hands are possessed by, I don’t know, the Tasmanian Devil,” Bryant said in a confessional.

Candiace Dillard says Ashley Darby gets a pass for her behavior because she’s light-skinned

Darby has been on the cast since season 1 and has admitted to sometimes stirring the pot. Or, in her defense, putting things all out on the table amongst the cast. In seasons 1 and 2, Darby and Robyn Dixon argued over Dixon’s frustration with Darby for constantly meddling in her love life. 

Darby has also gotten into other spats with her co-stars for similar reasons. She fell out with Karen Huger due to her instigating rumors about her marriage and alleged financial issues. She also had issues with Samuels when she perpetuated a narrative that Samuels drinks too much.

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But she’s since taken a step back from the drama and her storyline has mainly focused on marriage and motherhood the past two seasons. But once the social media montage video made its way across Instagram, one fan pointed out that Dillard was seemingly unfairly vilified for the same behavior as Darby.

Dillard agrees and says it’s due to colorism, writing back, “Because she’s light-skinned. There. It was said. I said it. Now, let’s see how fast it gets around,” per Madame Noire’s report.

Others agree with Dillard. One fan wrote, “Candiace got on my nerves last season but this is true. Even see in the new trailer, the new girl (lighter skin) threw salad first but everyone in the comments saying see Candiace ain’t learned her lesson.”

Season 6 of RHOP premieres July 11 on Bravo.