Sean Spicer Said ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Backlash for Karamo Brown Was ‘So Nasty’

This new season of Dancing with the Stars is already controversial because Sean Spicer will be on the show. One person who was criticized for praising him is Karamo Brown, who will also be competing. Find out what Spicer said about the backlash and more.

Sean Spicer will compete in season 28

Sean Spicer on 'Dancing with the Stars'
Sean Spicer on ‘Dancing with the Stars’ | Justin Stephens via Getty Images

Spicer was previously the White House press secretary during Donald Trump’s presidency. His time in the position drew criticism because he made false claims like how many people were at the president’s inauguration. He eventually left the position.

Many Dancing with the Stars fans were angry to find out that Spicer will be on the show. Host, Tom Bergeron revealed in a statement that he was also against the casting.

Karamo Brown defended Spicer

There was one cast member who defended Spicer joining the show. That was Queer Eye co-host Karamo Brown.

“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 told Access Hollywood.

Fans didn’t feel the same way. One tweeted, “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.”

Eventually, he got so much feedback that he deleted his Twitter account. Now Spicer has something to say about it.

Spicer said people were so nasty to Brown

The former White House press secretary gave his response to the outrage about his casting. He revealed what surprised him about it.

He told Us Weekly that he “didn’t expect it as quickly and as close as it was from internally.” The mention of it being internal is most likely referring to Bergeron speaking out against his casting. He also defended Brown.

“He and I had a really fun talk — not about politics, just about getting to know each other and how excited we are about that opportunity,” said Spicer. “That’s kind of been his trademark. He has tried to foster a more positive dialogue and he did it again and it was really great, but I felt bad because he was trying to be a good person.”

Spicer then said, “He was obviously doing the right and good thing and he has the best intentions. We need more people like him as opposed to fewer. It was a shame that people were so nasty to him.”

Brown hasn’t returned to Twitter. He did post a message about the controversy on Instagram.