'Queer Eye' Star Doesn't Cave To The Mob After His Comments About Republicans

Jonathan Van Ness attends a Special Event with "Queer Eye" at NeueHouse Hollywood on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

One of the guys from the makeover show Queer Eye, Jonathan Van Ness, dared to step a toe off the Leftist reservation saying Democrats need to offer centrist candidates that could draw GOP voters who don’t like the way the Party is going and that *GASP* all Republicans aren’t racist.


Of course, Van Ness’s comments based on logic and the reality that most Americans fall somewhere in the middle of the political spectrum was too much for leftist Twitter to handle.



The handwringing and vitriol that anyone would suggest the way to get Republican voters to tick the box for a Democrat on voting day is to meet them somewhere in the middle and offer the “C” word: Compromise.

To his credit, Van Ness hasn’t backed down. As well he shouldn’t and doesn’t need to. He’s being practical and talking about the logical way that both sides can work together to try and get a government that better represents the majority of Americans and not the fringes.

Van Ness even followed up his defense of the rational arguments he made in a video.


“I decided to tweet political things today and you know that can go one of two ways,” he said in the clip posted on Twitter. “Left people are not necessarily inherently evil and right people are not necessarily inherently evil and our ability to notice gray area and to notice what compromise means and how much compromise has led us to where we are is important.”

“We have to be able to not demonize the right.”

While Van Ness is addressing Democrats, all parties and all sides could do a lot by thinking about what he’s saying and not writing him off.

Good on him for not allowing others to shut him up or apologize for saying what he thinks. As Andrew Breitbart famously asked, apologize for what?


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