Karamo Brown Says He Has No Say in Sean Spicer ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Casting
Dancing with the Stars is returning after a long break with season 28. This season is already filled with controversy given Sean Spicer is one of the celebrities.
Queer Eye co-host, Karamo Brown is one of the celebrities and is getting some of the backlash. Find out what he had to say about the casting and Spicer himself.
Sean Spicer will compete in season 28
Sean Spicer was the White House press secretary in 2017. His time led to multiple controversies due to false statements he would make in the position. Eventually, he left the position and now he’s on reality TV.
The rest of the cast for season 28 includes Dawson’s Creek star James Van Der Beek, supermodel Christie Brinkley, country singer Lauren Alaina, former Fifth Harmony member Ally Brooke, retired NFL star Ray Lewis, The Office actress Kate Flannery, comedian Kel Mitchell, The Supremes singer Mary Wilson, Hannah Brown of The Bachelorette, Karamo Brown of Queer Eye, and NBA player Lamar Odom.
Many fans weren’t thrilled to find out Spicer will be dancing. That also includes host Tom Bergeron.
Tom Bergeron tweeted that he was against divisive political casting
The Dancing with the Stars host gave his own statement about Spicer’s casting. Apparently, he was surprised like fans because he had a lunch where he spoke against such casting.
“Chief among them was my hope that DWTS, in its return following an unprecedented year-hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably decisive booking from ANY political affiliations,” read Tom Bergeron’s statement.
“I left that lunch convinced we were in agreement. Subsequently (and rather obviously), a decision was made to, as we often say in Hollywood, ‘go in a different direction,'” it added.
Bergeron ended it by sharing his hopes for this new season. “Hopefully, when [co-host] Erin Andrews and I look into those lenses again on September 16, you’ll be on the other side looking back, able to enjoy the charismatic pro dancers, the unpredictable judges and the kitschy charm that has defined DWTS since 2005,” ended the statement.
Karamo Brown tweeted he had no say in the casting
It looks like the other celebrity cast members are also getting backlash for the casting. One fan singled out the Queer Eye star and he had a response.
One person reacted to Rolling Stone’s article about the casting by tweeting, “I’m actually disappointed in @Karamo for lending his celebrity to this.” Brown tweeted back, “First, I have no say who is on the cast and didn’t find out till this morning that he is on! But I’ll tell you this… I’m excited to sit down w/ him and engage in a respectful conversations. Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.”
The co-host also had nice things to say about the former White House press secretary. He told Access Hollywood that he’s “nice” and “very sweet.”
“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. We have been chatting all day today ― he’s a good guy, a really sweet guy,” he said.