Karamo Brown has sparked outrage on Twitter by questioning whether The Bachelor star Colton Underwood might be gay.

The Queer Eye star tweeted on Thursday (March 14): “I just watched the last couple of episodes of the bachelor… are we sure he isn’t gay?


A tweet from Karamo Brown about The Bachelor season 23 star Colton Underwood.
Karamo Brown tweeted about The Bachelor star on Thursday. (Karamo/twitter)

“Lol. My gaydar is going crazy 💁🏾‍♂️🌈🌈🌈❤️” he added about Underwood, whose season of the show ended on Tuesday (March 12).

Karamo Brown dragged for suggesting The Bachelor star Colton Underwood might be gay

People have been upset by the post, with tweeters commenting: “Worst Karamo take ever” and “This is gross. Do better.”

Some have criticised Brown for seemingly endorsing the idea that people have a gaydar.

One person wrote: “Are we sure we want to perpetuate the gaydar myth in the year 2019? Nobody except LGBT themselves gets to say they are gay. The gaydar means nothing.

“I really thought someone from @QueerEye would know this very basic principle. Guess I thought wrong.”

Another tweet told Brown: “Hey @Karamo, I have a lot of respect for you man, but this tweet really isn’t it.

“How about we don’t risk potentially outing someone by causing online conversation on a topic that is 100 percent not anyone’s business.”

— @aquamarine2013

“The ‘Gaydar‘ myth reinforces harmful stereotypes about how gay and straight men are allowed to act in our society, and seeing you perpetuate and spread it is disappointing.

Queer Eye celebrates that there are many different ways for straight and gay men to conduct themselves.”

They also condemned Brown for opening a debate on Underwood’s sexual orientation on Twitter, pointing out that “publicly speculating on someone else’s sexuality can be damaging to them.

“It opens them up to scepticism and harassment, and if they are LGBTQ+ it can force them out of the closet when they are not ready or even potentially when it would be unsafe for them to come out.”

Other people voiced this view too, writing that Brown shouldn’t be questioning someone else’s sexuality in such a public forum.

“How about we don’t risk potentially outing someone by causing online conversation on a topic that is 100 percent not anyone’s business,” tweeted one person.

“May want to rethink this tweet. This is how you throw gas on someone else’s fire and now he’s got to defend himself when he shouldn’t have to.”

— @tcumike

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Another user said: “Not cool to speculate on someone else’s sexuality Karamo. Remember how that felt when you weren’t ready yet? It’s not your story to tell.”

A different commenter wrote: “May want to rethink this tweet. This is how you throw gas on someone else’s fire and now he’s got to defend himself when he shouldn’t have to.

“Private talk maybe but using public format to discuss his orientation is unbecoming of what all you teach people on Queer Eye.”

Tweeters tell Karamo Brown he is “perpetuating stereotypes” with tweet about The Bachelor

Some accused Brown of identifying Underwood as potentially gay because The Bachelor star was aware of his own emotions.

One of these people tweeted: “Colton sometimes acts in a way that might be deemed traditionally feminine as he is in touch with his feelings.

“By saying that he is gay because of this is wrong in a multitude of ways because it is perpetuating stereotypes of masculinity and being gay.”

“We need to change how we treat our men and their feelings. This is part of why men are afraid to tune into themselves ❤️.”

— @Jennizmlove

Another asked: “But why? Because he is a man who is in tune with his feelings? Waiting for the right person? Is emotional? And not afraid to show it?

“We need to change how we treat our men and their feelings. This is part of why men are afraid to tune into themselves ❤️.”




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