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Mike Pence’s wife is apparently a fan of Queer Eye

Nick Duffy June 18, 2018

QUEER EYE

Queer Eye fan favourite Karamo Brown has revealed that he met America’s Second Lady Karen Pence.

The Netflix star dropped the bombshell in an interview with Vulture to talk about the wholesome makeover show’s second season.

Brown revealed “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 speak about LGBT issues.”

The meeting is surprising given the Second Lady’s public support for her husband, Vice President Mike Pence, who is a strong opponent of LGBT equality.

Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness and Tan France (Gavin Bond/Netflix)

Hair expert Jonathan Van Ness sardonically quipped: “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 when you watch gay men.

“You forgot to mention the guidelines she sent over beforehand… no hand-shaking, no touching. There’s something about the Pences, henny.

“There’s something about them. I just freak out. She doesn’t like you girl. She doesn’t like us.”

Karen Pence with husband Mike Pence (Getty/Aaron P. Bernstein)

Brown said: “None of this is true… that’s my last time getting invited to the White House!”

He added: “I tell you this, I don’t know if Karen Pence watches Queer Eye, but some of her staffers said she enjoys the show.

“The thing is, no matter if someone has personal feelings about my sexuality or how they view me, it’s my job to continue to show up in spaces where I can say, I can figure out how to try to work with you so that we can make sure that other people are helping future generations.”

Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown from Queer Eye (Austin Hargrave/Netflix)

 

Van Ness jokingly apologised for making fun of the Pences, adding: “I’m sure you guys are, like, super nice.”

The Fab Five also weighed in on why the show does not go out of its way to challenge Republican voters.

Van Ness said: “When I’m in there trying to talk to you about your hairline, I will probably not take that opportunity to address the fact that you are probably a rabid Republican.

“It’s about trying to see what makes you similar as opposed to what makes you different.

Jonathan Van Ness, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk, and Karamo Brown from Queer Eye (Austin Hargrave/Netflix)

“I’m not going to go in and talk about what I know are going to be opposing views off the top… I’m going to look for how we connect, and after you build that connection I can have that conversation with you if I need to.

“I just think that in general, when we’re trying to connect with eachother in this polarised environment, look for what you can connect about as opposed to picking a fight. Who wins by immediately going into a fight?”

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