Karamo Brown defends 'Dancing with The Stars' co-star Sean Spicer
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“Queer Eye” co-host Karamo Brown defended a fellow contestant on the next season of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerOvernight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House Sean Spicer, Russ Vought sue Biden over Naval Board removal Psaki defends move to oust Trump appointees from military academy boards MORE, after the decision to include the former Trump administration press secretary drew ire Wednesday.

“Sean Spicer and I have been talking. Yeah, like, literally I was most excited to meet him because, like, the thing is, people would look at us and think that we’re polar opposites, but 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 both grow,” Brown told "Access Hollywood." “We have been chatting all day today, like, he’s a good guy, a really sweet guy.”

“Karamo from Queer Eye saying Sean Spicer, nice guy. I know, right?” Brown continued.

Brown also spoke out about the show’s decision to include Spicer on Twitter Wednesday after facing backlash online for appearing on the show with the former Trump administration spokesman. 


“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 conversations. Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us,” Brown tweeted Wednesday.  

Brown was responding to a Twitter user who shared an article from Rolling Stone criticizing the show and Spicer, writing, “I'm actually disappointed in @Karamo for lending his celebrity to this."  

Brown later disabled his Twitter account after the backlash, but his Instagram account remained active Wednesday night. 

Others also criticized Brown for the decision to appear on the show. Aminatou Sow, author and host of the popular podcast “Call Your Girlfriend,” accused Spicer of supporting far-right politics during his time in the Trump administration.

However, others defended Brown. One Twitter user wrote, “If we don’t take time to understand each other, we will keep dividing!!!! So proud of you, @Karamo as I know this isn’t easy.”

Another shared, "So proud of you Karamo conversation is the first step.”