Interior designer refused to remodel Candace Owens’ home with brutal response

Francis Akhalbey April 07, 2023
Candace Owens said she was shocked by David Netto's response -- Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore

Renowned interior designer, David Netto, bluntly told Candace Owens’ husband he wanted nothing to do with him as well as his wife after the couple asked him to remodel their Nashville home.

The controversial right-wing commentator opened up about the brutal response Netto sent to her husband, George Farmer, in a recent interview with Vanity Fair. Owens said her husband contacted Netto after they saw the interior designer’s work on a friend’s home. 

“My husband wrote the most polite email because he’s always polite, he’s very English,” Owens said. “We didn’t know if we could afford a designer or anything.”

Netto was, however, not interested in rendering his services to the couple. In his response to Farmer, the interior designer wrote, “Dear George, thank you for your inquiry. I’d rather get beat in the ass with a wooden plank than ever go near either of you. Kind regards, David.”

But Owens, who is known for stoking controversy, said she was shocked by Netto’s response. The 33-year-old conservative commentator said she felt the interior designer’s response would have been condemned if he told that to a Black person with left-wing political views.

“If a white conservative male had written that email to an outspoken Black liberal, he would’ve lost everything,” Owens said. “They would’ve said it was like Jim Crow.”

Responding to his comments in an email to Vanity Fair, Netto stated that he only replied to Farmer. Both men are White. “It’s not a race thing, it’s a terrorism/amorality thing,” Netto said. 

“After January 6, the joke’s over. People like this should expect to be recognized as complicit with something very dangerous—and I don’t mean Kanye—and expect to be told off in polite society,” the interior designer added.

“Without Parler the Proud Boys couldn’t talk to each other, so that’s enough for me. They’ll find somebody to do their house, and I’m sure it will be beautiful.”

Farmer is the CEO of Parlement Technologies; the company’s subsidiaries include Parler, the social media platform preferred by conservatives. Right-wing groups were accused of using the platform to plan and organize the deadly January 6 Capitol insurrection, following Trump’s defeat in the presidential election. 

During Trump’s speech on the day of the insurrection, a review of Parler posts by USA TODAY established several users on the platform called for “civil war” before the insurrectionists stormed the Capitol, Newsweek reported.

In the wake of the deadly attack, Amazon removed Parler from its cloud hosting services for violating its terms of service. The company said it took the decision after it came across 98 Parler posts that “clearly” encouraged and incited violence. Google and Apple also pulled the social media platform from their app store. 

Last Edited by:Annie-Flora Mills Updated: April 7, 2023


Must Read

Connect with us

Join our Mailing List to Receive Updates