'Queer Eye' star blasts 'Dancing with the Stars' for including Sean Spicer
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“Queer Eye” star Bobby Berk blasted ABC for casting Sean SpicerSean Michael SpicerJohn Legend, Chrissy Teigen troll Sean Spicer Biden administration competency doubts increase Overnight Defense & National Security — Iron Dome funding clears House MORE, the former Trump administration press secretary, in the next season of “Dancing with the Stars” and defended his fellow “Queer Eye” castmate, Karamo Brown.

ABC announced Wednesday that Spicer will be appear as a contestant on the show, alongside Brown, former NBA Star Lamar Odom, “Bachelorette” Hannah Brown and other celebrities.

Berk tweeted Thursday calling out ABC and the show for casting Spicer and putting its stars in the position of dodging, “political land mines.”


He also called Spicer “one of the biggest liars who has ever been” and said “everything around us is constantly too political as it is."

But Berk also defended Brown for appearing on the show alongside Spicer. Brown told Access Hollywood that he and Spicer have spoken ahead of the taping and rehearsals and that “he’s a good guy, a really sweet guy.”

“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 said.

Berk defended Brown’s comments, saying that his “media training kicked in.” He criticized the ABC network for putting “the cast in the position of having to take a political side on a f---ing dance competition.”

“We’ve been trained over and over to not talk smack about anyone in an interviews and to try to be as nice as possible. When being backed in a corner about voicing his opinions about @seanspicer Karamo’s media training kicked in as we are trained to do,” Berk tweeted.

Brown also took to social media to defend his decision Wednesday after a Twitter user shared “I'm actually disappointed in @Karamo for lending his celebrity to this.”

“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 said.

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