Candace Owens vs. Kimberly Klacik—Why the Two Black Female Conservatives Are Feuding

Candace Owens and Kimberly Klacik, two high-profile Black conservative activists, have been feuding on social media over the last few days, culminating in the former claiming to have "incredible" information about the latter that will "blow your minds."

Owens is a prominent activist who hosts a show called Candace on the conservative news website The Daily Wire. She has caused controversy on multiple occasions over the last few years after commenting on several topics, including George Floyd and Adolf Hitler.

She created controversy again recently when she said that Dr. Anthony Fauci should go to prison. She also told Naomi Osaka to quit tennis after the latter opened up about her mental health struggles, before backtracking on her comments hours later.

Klacik is a former Republican nominee for Maryland's 7th Congressional District, who garnered national attention in 2020 when she posted a controversial political ad titled "Black Lives Don't Matter to Democrats," in which she asked voters in Baltimore to vote for Republicans instead of the Democrats.

How did the feud begin?

The feud between Owens and Klacik appears to have begun on Friday June 18, when the former tweeted that President Joe Biden making Juneteenth a federal holiday was the Democrats trying to "repackage segregation."

In several tweets posted after Biden signed the bill officially making June 19 a national holiday, Owens said she will be celebrating Independence Day on July 4 but not Juneteenth, which commemorates the day that the last slaves were told they were free in 1865.

"Juneteenth is soooo lame. Democrats really need to stop trying to repackage segregation. I'll be celebrating July 4th and July 4th only. I'm American," Owens tweeted in a series of posts about the new federal holiday.

In a now deleted tweet on June 18, Klacik quote-tweeted a post from Owens that said: "Sometimes I wonder when (if ever) Black America will wake up to the psychological warfare and perpetual brainwash to believe everything is racist."

Klacik wrote in reply to the tweet: "Believe it or not, many in 'Black America' are very aware the fight is classism rather racism. Unfortunately, the loudest mouths with the largest platforms represent the majority. This might come to a shock to you because of your lack of engagement with black people."

Owens did not reply to the tweet and Klacik explained to a Twitter user who later claimed that "Candace's grip is too strong" that she deleted her post as she "decided I will just prove it rather talking about it on Twitter."

How has the feud escalated?

The two stayed silent about their Juneteenth disagreement for two days, before the arguments reignited on Sunday, when Owens and Klacik criticized each other in several posts on Instagram.

The exchange started on Sunday when Klacik replied to several commenters who had asked her to talk about the "Candace Owens situation."

Klacik claimed that she had been invited on Owens' Daily Wire program, but said that she refused as "the show can be edited because it is streamed online," and added that "she doesn't normally let people profit off of a conservation with her," according to Barrett Sports Media in a report that said "it is not entirely clear what the two are feuding about."

She later posted a message on Instagram, where she said that Owens is "against cancel culture, but spends all of her time cancelling people" and added: "It was very sad watching her attempt to cancel tennis player, Naomi Osaka. No one should be bullied for having anxiety talking to the press. This drama isn't worth any more attention. There are candidates running for office that deserve all of my attention."

Responding to Klacik's comments on Monday, Owens accused her of not being authentic and alleged that the former GOP Congressional nominee had disabled comments on her posts.

"LOL to you, disabling comments on your last post," Owens wrote. "You are such a fake and hilarious person to keep trying to denigrate the Dailywire as a 'computer show.'

"Computer shows—meaning, digital, podcasts, youtubers, etc.—have a larger reach than cable news, which I also go onto. Again, you are doing nothing here but exposing yourself."

Later on Monday, in a series of videos on her Instagram Stories, Owens said: "Kim wants clout, Candace wants change."

She then confirmed that Klacik had blocked her from social media and claimed that she had discovered some "incredible" information about the political activist that will "blow your minds."

Owens said that she is unable to cover it on her show on Tuesday as she needs to "unpack everything," and make sure that every piece of information is verified.

She went on to say that she asked Klacik "questions about it and her response was to block me, so you are going to see a lot out of her" and added that "every time somebody attacks me and makes an accusation, they are the ones with the most to hide."

Owens did not reveal any information about the alleged findings, but said that "this went from like a Twitter tiff to 'oh my goodness, how did no Republican or conservatives realize this. How did none of us stumble upon this?'"

Klacik responded to Owen's comments shortly after, writing: "Imagine spending your entire day trying to call everyone I know in Baltimore in hopes of getting dirt on me?

"Then expecting them not to tell me? Here I was thinking it was over lol. I feel bad for the @realdailywire. This is like an episode of the Reduced Priced Housewives. Yikes."

Neither Owens nor Klacik have spoken about the feud since the latter's last statement, but more is expected if Owens broadcasts the information she claims to have found about the former GOP nominee.

Newsweek has contacted Owens and Klacik for comment.

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Candace Owens (L) on the set of "Candace" on June 07, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. . Kimberly Klacik (R) greeting residents of Baltimore City who lined up to cast their votes in the U.S. Presidential and local congressional elections at Carver Vocational Technical School on November 03, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. J. Countess right) and Jason Davis (left/Getty Images