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Karamo Brown Deletes Twitter Account In Wake Of Backlash

By Kristy Puchko | TV | August 23, 2019 |

By Kristy Puchko | TV | August 23, 2019 |


Karamo Brown might be best known for inspiring pep talks and looking great in a bomber jacket. But the chipper Queer Eye star sullied his image when he proclaimed his Dancing With The Stars Season 28 co-star Sean Spicer “a good guy, a really sweet guy.” In the wake of online outrage sparked by his comments, Brown has deleted his Twitter account.

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Before deleting his account, Brown blocked users who criticized him and deleted some tweets where he lost his cool. But now, even his more composed responses are gone, including this tweet:

Okay, here’s my truth… I’m a trained social worker and my first instinct is always to sit down and have a conversation. But I understand how my comments could lead people to believe that I don’t understand the gravity of the situation. The personal is political.

While Brown has been criticized by many, his Queer Eye castmate Bobby Berk had his back, offering some behind-the-scenes insight that could explain his actions.

We’re with Berk on two counts: Spicer is trash and it is disgusting for Dancing With The Stars to promote a shameful propagandist as a “star.” And he makes an interesting point about media training, which is intended to keep celebs from saying negative—and thereby potentially polarizing—things. However, Brown was not backed into a corner in that interview. He wasn’t even asked about Sean Spicer. He was asked, “Who do you think your biggest competition is?” That’s a question that doesn’t immediately bring to mind a man whose most famous physical feat was hiding in bushes.

Still, Berk wasn’t alone in his support of Brown, as evidenced by this headline from Breitbart.

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