Karamo Brown may have developed a friendly relationship with his former Dancing With the Stars contestant Sean Spicer, but that doesn’t mean he could turn a blind eye to Spicer’s lack of dancing skills.
“He can’t dance!” Brown said on Tuesday’s Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. “I was robbed, I should have still been there.”
The Queer Eye star was eliminated from the dancing competition on October 28, along with his pro dancing partner Jenna Johnson. Throughout their stay on Dancing With the Stars, the duo week-after-week consistently scored higher than Spicer. While Spicer continues to receive low scores from the judges, the reason as to why he remains “safe” on the show is partly due to the show’s fan votes.
“Middle America watches the show and they vote for him,” Brown said on Warch What Happens Live, who also mentioned how President Donald Trump has been supporting Spicer on Twitter. “Our president, who should be doing other stuff, has been tweeting [to] vote for the man!”
Although Brown admitted Spicer “can’t dance,” he still ultimately had “an amazing time on the show.”
The Queer Eye star previously came under fire for his reaction to Spicer, when they were both announced to be on season 28 of the show in August. Brown mentioned that he looked forward to having a “respectful conversation” with the political aide. Things became so bad that he needed to deactivate his Twitter account.
“People were like, ‘How dare you? Oh my gosh!'” said Brown. “And I was like, ‘Hey, if you’ve never seen me on television, I’m always gonna be the person to build a bridge.'”
Brown mentioned similar things when he spoke to PEOPLE and reporters after his elimination from the show.
“My goal coming into this was to introduce myself to people who have never seen Queer Eye, to let them know who I am,” Brown told reporters. “And also, my goal has always been to show how if you can show kindness and lead with love, things can change.”
“Day one I got backlash [for supporting Spicer],” he added. “I started this show with people telling me, ‘You’re horrible, you’re crazy, you’re stupid.’ Because I showed someone who has a different political view than mine kindness.”
Brown first gained fame when he appeared on The Real World: Philadelphia. The reality TV star also became a political activist, and worked with the Obama Administration on after-school programs for LGBTQ youth.
“Through this process, Sean’s trailer has been next to mine and I have literally every day been planting seeds in his heart,” he told journalists. “‘When you made this comment, it hurt me as a man. When you made this comment, it hurt me as a person of color. When you made this comment, it hurt me as a gay man.’ And literally, I could see each week those seeds … blossoming.”
“Sean is literally someone who I would’ve never thought I could be friends with, and I’m going to walk away from here calling him a friend,” Brown said. “I’m going to continue the conversation that we’ve had outside of this. And I don’t think Sean’s going to make it to the end [of the competition], but I’m proud of him. I really am proud of him, because he’s had fun every week and I think he’s exceptional.”
Spicer also repeated Brown’s message during his own interview with reporters after the elimination.
“It just speaks to what a great person he is, that he’s trying to bridge divides,” Spicer said of Brown supporting him from the get-go. “I think that it’s been great getting to know him, getting to discuss things with him. And so it’s tough to watch somebody that you’ve really got close to go home when you know how hard they’ve worked and how much progress they’ve made.”