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Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown met up with Mike Pence’s wife at the White House

Ella Braidwood June 14, 2018
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Queer Eye's Karamo Brown (Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for GLAAD)

Queer Eye‘s Karamo Brown has said he met up with Karen Pence – US vice president Mike Pence’s wife – at the White House last week.

The culture guru said he met up with the Second Lady of the United States to talk about the the arts and LGBT issues.

Karen Pence once complained that a newspaper was “promoting homosexuality” by including the number of an LGBT helpline.

And, according to president Donald Trump, her husband Mike Pence reportedly once said that he wanted hang all gay people. 

Speaking to Vulture, Brown said: “I was just at the White House a week ago, and I met with Karen Pence and her chief of staff.

“It was phenomenal to be able to go in there and discuss arts, but also to speak about LGBT issues.”

Brown was then interrupted by grooming expert Jonathan Van Ness, who joked: “She’s our biggest fan, she watches it every night.

“Her and dad like to watch it every night in their modesty outfits, but they watch it completely separated because it’s improper to look at each other face-to-face whilst you watch gay men.”

He then told Brown: “She doesn’t like you, girl, she don’t like us.”

Explaining his decision to meet up with Karen Pence, the culture expert said: “Some of her staffers said she enjoyed the show.

“But the thing is, no matter if someone has personal feelings about my sexuality or how they view me, it’s my job to the community to show up in spaces – and all of our jobs to the community – to show up in spaces where we can say: ‘You know what, I can figure out how to try to work with you, so that we can make sure that other people, we’re helping future generations.'”

Queer Eye season two will be released on Netflix this Friday (June 15).

 

The ‘Queer Eye’ cast (Netflix)

However, PinkNews got an exclusive first look at the new episodes.Watch the new trailer below.

The trailer shows the Fab Five return to the return to the Georgia heartland to transform more lives – including the show’s first female hero – through fashion, food, culture, home decor and grooming.

The clip also shows Porowski, Bobby Berk, Brown, Van Ness and France rolling up their sleeves to build a community centre for a church, in what is set to be another tear-jerking episode.

The new season, which drops on Friday, promises to be another rollercoaster of tears and laughs as the boys forge connections with communities from a wide array of backgrounds and addressing everything from self-love to good food.

Earlier this year, France revealed the second season would be more diverse, featuring a transgender man for the first time.

“I had never interacted with a trans person before, I’d never met a trans person before. And so it gave me an opportunity to ask questions that I have never been able to ask before,” he told Press Association.

More: karamo brown, Karen Pence, Mike Pence, queer eye, US, White House

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