Jonathan Van Ness Breaks Silence On Explosive ‘Queer Eye’ Allegations – The Boston Courier


Jonathan Van Ness is talking out towards troubling claims about their habits on the set of Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” deeming a Rolling Stone exposé that zoomed in on their “rage issues” to be “overwhelmingly untrue.”

A complete of 4 nameless “Queer Eye” manufacturing sources and three former colleagues spoke to Rolling Stone for the article, printed in March. In it, they described Van Ness as a “nightmare” and a “monster” who’s “demeaning” and emotionally “abusive.”

On Wednesday’s episode of the “Table Manners” podcast, Van Ness addressed the accusations for what seems to be the primary time publicly. Lots of the headline-making quotes about them have been “taken out of context,” they stated, whereas the article as an entire “isn’t really based in reality.”

“There was this article that was written about ‘Queer Eye’ and myself in March, but our whole ‘Queer Eye’ family had first learned about this article in like December,” the movie star hairstylist recalled. “So from January to March, I was walking on eggshells being like, ‘When is this going to happen?’ And then it finally did happen.”

“Queer Eye” star Jonathan Van Ness stated a current Rolling Stone article that outlined their so-called “rage issues” was “overwhelmingly untrue.”

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As for the media frenzy that the article ignited, they stated, “I think a lot of people were looking for a reason to hate me or looking for a reason to be like, ‘See, I always knew that they were a fake c*nt, and this is the proof.’”

Van Ness sidestepped most of the particular claims about their habits, apart from to notice, “I know there were times where I could have been better.” And although they prevented social media for about three weeks after the article was printed, they stated they couldn’t assist however “internalize” a number of the criticism.

“It forced me to really learn how to slow down, disengage, and then really love myself,” they stated, crediting their household and their husband, Mark Peacock, with providing behind-the-scenes assist.

From left: "Queer Eye" stars Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Jonathan Van Ness.
From left: “Queer Eye” stars Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France and Jonathan Van Ness.

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By most accounts, the Van Ness allegations have been essentially the most eyebrow-raising element of Rolling Stone’s article. However a number of of the outlet’s sources additionally took purpose at Van Ness’ co-stars, Tan France and Antoni Porowski, who they allege had engaged in “mean-girl antics” to get Bobby Berk axed from the present to make room for incoming solid member Jeremiah Brent.

In a brief video posted to Instagram days after the Rolling Stone article was printed, France denied the declare.

“My former colleague getting fired had nothing to do with me trying to get my friend hired,” he stated. “I didn’t put my friend up for the job. They ended up getting it because they were the best person for the job.”

Take heed to Van Ness’ “Table Manners” chat under. Their feedback on the Rolling Stone claims might be discovered across the 28:00 mark.

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