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Queer Eye's Fab 5 Argue About Making Over the 'Gay Cake' Baker

Queer Eye's Fab 5 Argue About Making Over the 'Gay Cake' Baker

'Queer Eye's Fab 5 Argue About Making Over the 'Gay Cake' Baker
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Jonathan and Antoni got heated over the Colarado baker who refused to make a gay wedding cake.

In an interview published this week by Vulture, the Fab 5 of Netflix's Queer Eye reboot talked about everything from their family dynamic ("Bobby is Mommy."), their first time having gay sex to (Karamo opened up about his "aggressive" first partner) to Antoni's love of broth ("This broth smells so good.") When asked whether or not they would take on making over the Colorado baker who refused to bake a wedding cake for a gay couple, who the Supreme Court eventually ruled in favor of, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness had very different opinions.

"I would. I want to know what that's about," said Porowski. "I want to know about who your parents were, how you were raised. I want to know, if this person were vetted, if there's a willingness. Then I want to know about where that willingness is coming from."

The other members chimed in about wanting to use their influence to change the minds of bigots be getting in the same room as them, mostly notably Karamo Brown, who talked about having been at an event with Karen Pence's chief of staff. Van Ness explained his lived experience had taught him otherwise.

"Personally, where I come from, I have had people my entire life tell me to my face, 'I don't agree with your lifestyle. You should never be able to be married. You're a faggot.' Pushed down the stairs, 'faggot' spray painted on my car. When I say chased around with pitchforks, I'm halfway kidding. So when you close the door [and] walk out of that room, I'm pretty sure I know the type of language that was used to describe what you'd be doing in a place like that. When I walk out of a room with someone like that, I know very clearly the thoughts that are going through their head. Would they say it to my face? No. They'll shake my hand with a smile on their face, and then they're going to go and take your mom's health care, take your children's health care, and they're also going to try to take food stamps from people and make sure women need to qualify how much work [they] can get so they can feed their children."

Porowski argued that Van Ness was "making a lot of assumptions about the baker," and Queer Eye's resident groomer was not having it. "I'm not making too many assumptions...This is someone who has led a charge from the fanatical wing of the U.S. to disenfranchise gay people and further feed the flames of the right, who says we're evil and shouldn't have the right to marry." He went on to say that while the Fab 5 may have differences in opinion, "the thing I love about us is that we can have this conversation."

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