‘Queer Eye’ Star Jonathan Van Ness Under Fire After Saying ‘Not All Republicans Are Racist’

“Ah, yes… ‘mutual understanding’ with racists,” says one commenter after Bravo reality star advocates for “center left candidates”

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“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness had to defend himself on Wednesday after he was ripped for urging his fans to be tolerant of other ideas and saying that not all Republicans were evil and racist.

Van Ness decided to get political on Twitter following the results of Tuesday’s primary results.

“Luckily a lot [of] extreme right people won yesterday, meaning that if we can come up w center left candidates we can take back the house & senate, not to mention many state legislatures. It is so important for the left to not go too left or we are done for,” he said.

“Not all republicans are racist,” he added later. “Just like not all democrars [sic] are evil, we have to stop demonizing each other,” he continued. “Unless you’re actually racist then you suck, Trump is Racist – not all his voters are necessarily we gotta remember we are all in this together.”

Fans of Van Ness weren’t having it, however, warning him to stay in his lane and insisted that with Trump in the White House, there could be no compromise.

“Also if you’re upset at a tweet I made leave gurl bai!” he said in response to the naysayers. “Being able to compromise is what’s missing from both sides of the American political situation & the sooner we all get to a place of mutual understanding the sooner we will get out of this mess.”

He also made a video explaining himself.

“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.”

You can watch the video below.