‘Dancing with the Stars’: Why Did ‘Queer Eye’ Star Karamo Brown Delete his Twitter?
Last week, the new cast of Dancing with the Stars was announced and Brown was on that list. Usually, getting the opportunity to compete on DWTS is an amazing accomplishment. It’s a great way for stars to boost their fame to the next level and put themselves in front of a wider audience than they may have otherwise been able to.
But Brown’s time in the limelight took a turn once he defended fellow competitor and former White House press secretary, Sean Spicer.
What did Brown say?
Once the cast was announced, Access Hollywood caught up with Brown to ask his opinion about the controversial casting choice.
“Sean Spicer and I have been talking,” Brown said. “I was most excited to meet him because, the thing is, is that people would look at us and think that we’re polar opposites, but I’m a big believer that if you can talk to someone and meet in the middle, you can learn about each other and help each other both grow,” Brown said. “So, we have been chatting all day today. He’s a good guy, really sweet guy.”
Fan reactions to Brown’s comments
Fans expressed their dismay that Brown would even consider working with conservative Spicer.
“Famous queer activists sure do love to turn their backs on the community the moment it benefits them and plays to their privilege (why yes, this IS a subtweet about Karamo Brown agreeing to be on DWTS with Sean Spicer),” one fan tweeted.
“Of all the people who I thought were gonna have a scandal, Karamo Brown wasn’t one. I’m highkey disappointed,” another person said.
‘Queer Eye’ defends Brown
Brown took to Twitter to defend his name.
“First, I have no say who is on the cast and didn’t find out till this morning that he is on!” he wrote. “But I’ll tell you this… I’m excited to sit down w/ him and engage in a respectful conversation. Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.”
And his costar, Bobby Berk came to his aid as well.
“As if being on @DancingABC wasn’t already one of the most grueling things anyone can put themselves through, celebs now have to deal with the producers and casting planting political land mines to blow you up. I’m very saddened by what my cast mate @Karamo is having to deal with today.”
“We’ve been trained over and over not to talk smack about anyone in an [interview] and to try and be as nice as possible,” he continued. “When being backed in a corner about voicing his opinions about @seanspicer Karamo’s media training kicked in as we are trained to do.”
Berk also chastised ABC for putting Brown in this position.
“It’s frankly a really [sh*tty] situation to be put in and @ABCNetwork should be ashamed of themselves for having to put the cast in the position of having to take a political side on a f**king dance competition.”
Brown deletes his Twitter
Amid all of the harassment, Brown began blocking people who were calling him out about his choice to work with Spicer. After blocking several Twitter users, Brown just deleted his Twitter account altogether.
Berk also deleted his tweets defending Brown.