Karamo Brown From ‘Queer Eye’ Compares the Country To a Relationship Where ‘Everyone Was Just in a Heated Argument’

As someone with a reflexive sociological perspective of the country, Karamo Brown from Queer Eye was hoping to encourage conversation and healing in the coming months.

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But while Queer Eye remains on hiatus, Brown may be getting a jump start on the conversation in a different way through his new role on the final season of Netflix’s Dear White People, Deadline reports. Brown will have a recurring part and the season will premiere this year. The dramady delves into the racial tensions at a fictitious, prestigious Ivy League college. Details surrounding Brown’s character have yet to be released.

Brown previously told Showbiz Cheat Sheet he was eager to address the trauma inflicted upon the country on Queer Eye. But the Netflix series remains on hold until the pandemic is resolved.

Karamo Brown says the country needs to take a moment to calm down

In the meantime, Brown was able to throw himself into his role on Dear White People until he can return to film Queer Eye. Regardless of when the series returns to filming, he plans to address the tough questions.

“I think that it needs to be some time of healing,” he told Showbiz Cheat Sheet in Dec. “And I feel like this was a relationship, everyone was just in like a heated argument. And the thing that you do in a heated argument before you start to figure out solutions is you have to walk away and calm yourself down. So I think we’re in a moment right now.”

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“I think no matter what side you supported [in terms of the election], I think people were such in a space of, you know, like, I just don’t agree with the other side,” he remarked. How do you have a conversation with those who opposed your views, Brown wondered.

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Even though Queer Eye isn’t likely to return for several months, Brown still wants to address the tough topics head on. “I think it would be a disservice to not talk about the trauma and the effects of the trauma we’ve all experienced,” he commented.

“We really have not been able to sort of qualify or quantify exactly how we’re going to be experiencing this after even, you know, the pandemic is over,” Brown commented. “There is going to be so much that it’s going to still be stuck to us that we’re going to still be holding onto.”

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“There’ll be people that have lost their lives, family members, friends, we’ve lost job security,” he added. When Brown spoke with Showbiz Cheat Sheet, it was still weeks before the Capitol was invaded by an angry mob.

“And I think all of those things are going to play into well 2022, if not even beyond that of how people are emotionally and mentally interacting with themselves and others,” he said. “And so for me, I plan on addressing what has happened over this past year.”