Ashley Darby is in the hot seat after the recent episode of Real Housewives of Potomac. The reality star was accused of being a colorist and discriminating against her dark skin castmates.
Darby went on social media to address the negative comments she has been receiving. She 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.”
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If you remember, the topic of colorism came up during the season 6 reunion with Ashley and fellow castmate Candiace Dillard got into an argument. Dillard said, “I’m a Black woman, and Ashley has made comments about my hair being dry.”
After the flashbacks, she added, “You have a privilege being a lighter-skinned woman with looser curls.” Ashley responded and said, “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.”
She was then asked by Wendy Osefo if she thinks that colorism exists within their group. Ashley said, “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.”
What are your thoughts on this?