"Queer Eye" star Karamo Brown says his family started receiving death threats after he defended fellow "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Sean Spicer, President Trump's former press secretary.
"The minute that my son started getting death threats was the worst moment for me because a lot of it wasn't coming from the other side, it was coming from my own side," Brown said Wednesday on BuzzFeed News's "AM2DM."
"It hurt my heart — I'm kind of getting emotional now — because I just never thought in my heart that people would look at me, and think as a black, gay man living in America, that I was somehow part of the enemy," he added.
"I just never thought in my heart that people would look at me, as a black, gay man living in America, that I was somehow part of the enemy." – Karamo on the backlash to his Sean Spicer comments pic.twitter.com/VCjKEmYhqV— AM2DM by BuzzFeed News (@AM2DM) November 6, 2019
Brown made headlines in August after controversy erupted over former Trump spokesman Spicer being named one of the celebrity contestants on ABC's dancing competition.