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Karamo Brown On Leaving Social Media & Loved Ones Turning Their Backs On Him

Queer Eye and Dancing with the Stars' Karamo Brown returns to social media and explains the negativity that led to him taking a hiatus.

Karamo Brown in Queer Eye

Queer Eye's Karamo Brown has returned to social media where he explained the negativity that led to him taking his social media hiatus.

Brown deleted his Twitter page last month and went ghost on Instagram following fierce backlash he received over his comments on former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. However, he returned to social media to post a video explaining the "bad state of mind" he was in last month, saying, "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 mind. My kids/family & I were being threatened by strangers... 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... but as I walk into my first dance rehearsal for @dancingabc No More Tears and No More Holding My Head Low! I'm playing my favorite/pick me up song from @marenmorris ... taking a deep breath and reminding myself #EverythingsGonnaBeOkay ❤️😘 #ImBack".

RELATED: Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown Deletes Twitter After DWTS/Sean Spicer Comments

Brown's public support of his fellow Dancing with the Stars castmate Sean Spicer had many people bashing him on Twitter.  The criticism came after the show's new cast was announced and many expressed their outrage with Spicer being invited to compete. But after the former The Real World: Philadelphia star tried to play nice by sticking up for Spicer, the backlash was targeted towards him. Brown responded to the critics by noting his openness for a "respectful conversation". "I’ll tell you this… I’m excited to sit down w/ him and engage in respectful conversations. Only way things get better is if we try to educate those who have different POV than us.”

Hours before deleting his Twitter, Brown explained to his followers that his instinct as a social worker is what led to him wanting to have a conversation with Spicer despite the criticism he receives for his former work with the Trump Administration. According to Out Magazine, he said, “I’m reminded of it daily as a gay man of color. I know that representation matters - that it can affect change."

Brown and Spicer are both set to compete in the 28th season of Dancing With The Stars along with supermodel Christie Brinkley, former Bachelorette Hannah Brown, former NFL star Ray Lewis, former NBA player Lamar Odom, original Supremes member Mary Wilson, country music star Lauren Alaina, and Dawson's Creek star James Van Der Beek, among others. Brown's Queer Eye co-star Jonathan Van Ness believes his friend has what it takes to win the entire competition. While on the red carpet for MTV's Video Music Awards, Van Ness said he thinks Brown should be crowned "mayor of Rhythm Town" because of how good his dance moves are, saying, "I know that Karamo can dance, honey," and added that his co-star is "gonna bring it." 

In addition to Dancing with the Stars, Brown stars on Netflix' Queer Eye, a reboot of the 2003 show Queer Eye for the Straight GuyThe show follows the Fab Five as they give out lifestyle advice and tips to diverse people from all over the country who have some touching stories that can leave viewers grabbing the nearest box of tissue. The Fab Five consists of food and wine specialist Antoni Porowski, interior designer Bobby Berk, grooming consultant Jonathan Van Ness, fashion designer Tan France, and culture expert Karamo Brown.

Dancing With The Stars premieres on September 16 at 8pm EST on ABC.

Next: Queer Eye’s Jonathan Says Karamo Brown Has Real Shot at Winning Dancing with the Stars

Source: Karamo BrownOut Magazine

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