Real Housewives of Potomac” star Candiace Dillard has apologized for past homophobic tweets that recently resurfaced.

Dillard, 33, posted a lengthy apology on her social media accounts on Wednesday, writing that she's "matured" since posting tweets from nearly a decade ago featuring critical remarks of gay men.

“To my loyal fanbase, particularly the LGBTQIA+ viewers, thank [you] for your unwavering support. I love you," the Bravo star began. “I, alone, am responsible for my words and I deeply regret saying anything that could have hurt my friends, colleagues, family and fans.”

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"The language I used carelessly wasn't acceptable back then, and it isn't acceptable now," Dillard's statement continues. "I acknowledge that my words were hurtful, and for that I am deeply sorry."

Dillard added that she was “a private citizen” when she was “speaking carelessly and crassly.”

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Candiace Dillard on 'The Real Housewives of Potomac.'

Candiace Dillard on ‘The Real Housewives of Potomac.’ (Larry French/Bravo)

"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 relationship with those who identify as LGBTQIA+," she continued.

"While I've learned and matured over the past decade, I am still evolving," Dillard added, explaining that the "language I used carelessly wasn't acceptable back then, and it isn't acceptable now."

The Bravo star then vowed to stay “committed to the fight for equality for all."

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Candiace Dillard said her exposure of past homophobic tweets has been a 'humbling experience.'

Candiace Dillard said her exposure of past homophobic tweets has been a ‘humbling experience.’ (Larry French/Bravo)

Dillard called the exposure of her old tweets “a humbling experience” and a “teachable” moment “for "those who are willing to listen and learn as it has been for me."

She said she is now committed to "learning and listening to become a more effective and empathetic ally."

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(Sophy Holland/Bravo)

On Tuesday, a Twitter account posted a thread of the homophobic language the reality star used in 2010 and 2011.

“Queenie gay men irk me,” Dillard wrote in one tweet.

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In another tweet, she wrote, “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.’”

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