Karamo Brown hints at Queer Eye disagreement after skipping Congress visit

Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Jonathan Van Ness and Bobby Berk

Karamo Brown has hinted at a political disagreement with his Queer Eye co-stars, after skipping a visit to Capitol Hill.

Queer Eye stars Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness met with lawmakers including Democratic congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi in a visit to DC on Thursday (April 4).

The TV stars were there to lobby for the Equality Act, an LGBT+ non-discrimination bill that would extend existing civil rights laws to also cover sexual orientation and gender identity.

However, the fifth member of the Fab Five, Karamo Brown, apparently opted to skip the trip, hinting at a disagreement on Twitter after his co-stars’ photo ops went viral.

Karamo Brown: We don’t all hold the same view

On Thursday, he tweeted: “The thing I love about the #Fab5 the most is that we all don’t hold the same view but we respect each other and the process.

“For me, its important to champion leaders who understand the importance of speaking the truth and who also understand that our democracy is a bipartisan system & in order to see sustainable change

“U must find a way to work w/ the other side while not disrespecting your own party.”

The reality star is less vocal about politics on social media than some of his co-stars, though he does plenty of advocacy work behind-the-scenes.

Karamo Brown attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Karamo Brown attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party (Dia Dipasupil/Getty)

Speaking to the Washington Post last month, Brown revealed: “One day I hope to get into politics.”

He added: “I’ve actually been working for the past couple of years with California representatives and the state assembly. In the past three months, I’ve worked with President Barack Obama twice.

“I visited the Trump White House, and I met with Karen Pence’s chief of staff with [arts advocacy nonprofit] Creative Coalition.

“I’m actually excited to go back to the Trump White House, because even though I didn’t vote for them, I think it’s important for us to find a space where we can talk to those who are different from us.”

Karamo Brown has been urged to run for office

Annise Parker of Victory Fund, which supports diverse LGBT+ candidates for office across the US, previously backed calls for Karamo Brown to run for office.

She tweeted: “We need to elect 22k more #LGBTQ people to achieve equal representation in government, and @Karamo is already such a dynamic public servant.

“Karamo, after @QueerEye you ought to consider a run yourself.”

Brown was also absent from the GLAAD Media Awards on March 28, where the other members of the Fab Five picked up the award for Outstanding Reality Program.