Karamo Brown has deleted his Twitter following major backlash after defending Sean Spicer
Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown has deleted his Twitter account after facing backlash from fans for calling Sean Spicer a “nice guy”.
Brown made the comments about Trump’s former press secretary after it was announced that both would appear on the new season of Dancing with the Stars.
In an interview with Access Online earlier this week, Brown described Spicer as “very sweet”.
Sean Spicer is ‘very sweet’.
“We have been chatting all day today – he’s a good guy, a really sweet guy,” he added.
“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 grow.”
Brown’s comments caused a Twitter storm among LGBT+ users who criticised him for taking part in attempts to salvage Spicer’s reputation.
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 grow.
The Queer Eye culture expert initially responded to the backlash on Twitter and wrote: “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 conversation. The only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.”
Karamo Brown deleted his Twitter account following repeated criticism.
Later, journalist Evan Ross Katz suggested on Twitter that Brown’s words were immoral.
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In a reply – which he later deleted – Brown wrote: “I honestly can’t stand people like you who post things like this … just to flame the fire and get a reaction.
“We fight harder than your ass ever has for people of colour and members of the LGBTQIA community.” He later deleted the tweet and soon afterwards deleted his account.
Other LGBT+ Twitter users reported being blocked by Brown for criticising the comments before his account was deleted.
The controversy has divided LGBT+ people on Twitter, with many criticising Brown’s comments and others suggesting that the backlash was overblown.
One Twitter user tweeted: “You guys I don’t think Karamo Brown saying nice things about Sean Spicer is really the world-rocking event Twitter seems to think it is.”
However, another simply wrote: “I was pretty bummed when @Karamo Brown advocated for Sean Spicer, but now I’m f**king livid that he’s blocking LGBT+ people who disagree with him…”