Earlier this week, fans started discussing 2010/2011 tweets posted by Candiace. The tweets included, “I think my officemate might be a little gay. He does some strange things…makes me raise any eyebrow here and there.”
Another read, “Phaedra’s husband is so AWKWARD. ughhhh. I think he might be a little gay too…hmmm…”
One tweet read, “Queenie gay men irk me.” She wrote to a follower, “I’m personally turned off by men who r too into fashion. It’s a fine line. When u do too much, I’m disgusted. Makes me think “gay”.
“I, alone, am responsible for my words and I deeply regret saying anything that could have hurt my friends, colleagues, family and fans. At the time I was a private citizen, speaking carelessly and crassly as we often do, and for my lack of better judgment, I am sorry. “
The “RHOP” star added, “While I have always considered myself an ally of the LGBTQIA+ community, I recognize my words were insensitive, and undermined the support, reverence and love I have consistently tried to demonstrate through advocacy for LGBTQIA+ rights and causes, as well as my personal relationships with those who identify as LGBTQIA+.”
She added, “While I’ve learned and matured over the past decade, I am still evolving. The Language I used carelessly wasn’t acceptable back then, and it isn’t acceptable now. I acknowledge that my words were hurtful, and for that, I am deeply sorry.”
“In recent years, I have remained, I have remained committed to the fight for equality for all. While I’ve personally experienced the pain of disenfranchisement as a Black woman, I will never know firsthand the hurt many LGBTQIA+ people experience from pervasive discrimination, family rejection, barriers to employment, homelessness, homophobia, transphobia and more.”
She ended, “I am truly sorry for my comments and I only ask for patience and understanding as I strive to evolve as a person.”