The roll-out to the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars took a sharp left turn when it was announced that Sean Spicer was a part of the cast. The collateral damage ended up being Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown, who made a few glowing remarks about the former Trump spokesperson that drew massive backlash online.
But after a temporary break from social media (which included deleting his Twitter account), Karamo is back — and ready to move on.
“So … some of you may know I deleted my other social media pages and took a long break from posting on IG because I been in a bad state of mine,” Brown wrote in an Instagram post uploaded Thursday. After the “culture expert” called Spicer “a really good guy” and said he was looking forward to speaking with him, he received heavy criticism online. Brown initially responded to some of the comments and then began to block some dissenters before deleting his profiles altogether.
“My kids/family & I were being threatened by strangers,” he said. “People who I thought supported & loved me turned their backs on me … saying I was a traitor, a horrible person, delusional and treating me really bad.”
Much of the criticism directed at Brown pointed out that he appeared to be making light of someone who purposefully misled and gaslit the nation. While some accused the reality star of bringing Spicer up unprompted, the full clip shared by Access Online reveals the celebrity was asked specifically about the former Trump spokesperson in that interview.
In another interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada, Brown comes up behind Spicer and hugs him, in addition to singing his praises, completely unprovoked.
“As I walk into my first dance rehearsal for Dancing With The Stars, No More Tears and No More Holding My Head Low!” Brown wrote. “I’m playing my favorite/pick me up song from Maren Morris … taking a deep breath and reminding myself #EverythingsGonnaBeOkay.”
The post was accompanied by a video of Brown singing along to the song.