‘RHOP’ Star Ashley Darby Says That She’s Not A Colorist & Has Had Issues With Every Woman On The Show No Matter What The Color Of Their Skin Is 

Ashley Darby

‘RHOP’ Star Ashley Darby Says That She’s Not A Colorist & Has Had Issues With Every Woman On The Show No Matter What The Color Of Their Skin Is


Ashley Darby is setting the record straight while slamming rumors of her being a colorist.

Real Housewives Of Potomac star Ashley Darby recently took to social media to address the naysayers that feel as though she is a colorsit and discriminates against her dark skin cast members.  In her video, the mom of two explains she’s not a colorist because she’s argued with everyone on the cast despite the color of their skin.

Ashley said,

“I really hate that I have to address this but it seems to have gotten way out of control. First and foremost, I’m not a colorist…I don’t claim that, because that’s not me. I feel like people forget that I have had issues or disagreements with every single woman on the show for whatever reason, for whatever thing we disagreed upon at some point in time, irrespective of the hue of their skin..”

She continued,

“I still care about the women on this show. And I hope everyone including them knows that nothing that I will ever feel about you is because of the color of your skin.”

This isn’t the first time the topic of colorism has come up on the show. During the season 6 reunion, the topic of colorism came up–and longtime enemies Candiace Dillard and Ashley Darby got into a heated debate.

During the scene, Candiace Dillard starts by saying:

“I’m a Black woman, and [Ashley] has made comments about my hair being dry.”

We then see a flashback of the moment in question–made during a back-and-forth between the pair–before Candiace adds:

“You have a privilege being a lighter-skinned woman with looser curls.”

Ashley Darby responds:

“The issue of colorism has to be addressed right here and now! I have never denied that light skin privilege and white privilege both exist. I am a biracial woman–I can’t do anything about it, Candiace! You always take the conversation between us to be about color.”

Candiace Dillard Bassett, Ashley Darby

Wendy Osefo then chimes in and asks Ashley Darby:

“Do you think that colorism exists within this group?”

Ashley replies by stating she does not.

“I don’t see any demonstrations of where colorism takes place. Because there are perceptions held within society, they try to project things in this group that don’t naturally exist.”

Candiace has always felt Ashley doesn’t get as much criticism from fans due to her being light-skinned.

Candiace has yet to respond to Ashley’s latest comments.

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Authored by: Monique Nicole