Pence Accidentally Nominated To Appear On Netflix Show Queer Eye
Vice President Mike Pence’s office has released a press release claiming the VP was nominated for the Netflix reboot show, Queer Eye. Reportedly set up by his staff to face his fear of the LGBT community, Pence announced he would not accept his nomination for a makeover from the Fab Five. In the press release, Pence was quoted saying he “did not want to catch their homosexuality by allowing them to touch him.” We followed up for a comment to see if Pence thinks homosexuality is a virus, but the White House declined to respond.
Following the press release, the full nomination for Pence was released by executives from Netflix. The nominator identified themselves as “Butch McQueen,” and when asked why the vice president should be on the show, claimed Pence is a “1950s Dad stuck in a different era, needing a new scope on life and a new heart to go along with his makeover.” The nominator claimed he “hoped VP Pence would be less homophobic from his experience and would wear something more than his Sunday Church outfits to work.”
While the nomination was an accident, some Queer Eye cast members remain hopeful he will take part in the show to open his mind and accept the LGBT community. Karamo Brown, the the inspirational leader of the Fab Five, responded to the nomination by tweeting, “It’s unfortunate VP Pence does not want to join us. I would love to inspire him and open up his mind to really understand our lives as LGBT individuals. He might not support me because I’m black and gay, but hopefully he’ll let go of his homophobic KKK tendencies to let me into his heart.”
While Brown was optimistic about the experience to work with Pence, his colleague, Jonathan Van Ness responded on Twitter to the potential nomination, “Oh HENNY I will not work with that silver fox even if my life depends on it. While Mikey Pence is a DADDY, I will never work on that man’s hair. Can you believe?”
In the midst of this controversial nomination, the vice president has been directing his efforts toward fully repealing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act. He has denied any claims that his efforts were inspired by his recent nomination for Queer Eye. While the VP has denied these claims, sources tell us his efforts are directly related to firing the Queer Eye cast from Netflix and “not allowing other folks to catch homosexuality.”
The vote to overturn the Employment Non-Discrimination Act has been introduced in the US Senate.
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