Karamo Brown on special experience of Queer Eye in Japan


Karamo Brown is responsible for culture in Queer Eye, so for him the experience in Japan was even more special than for his co-stars, because he loves exploring new cultures. While shooting the four episodes in Japan earlier this year, he found he could achieve the same level of intimacy with heroes in Japan, despite the language barrier. Karamo says that for communication and expressing your thoughts words are not obligatory. “There were some times where I would literally just sit and look at someone, and they would tell me they had never had anyone looking at them in the eyes at all. It opened up a slew of great emotion that kept pouring out,” he continues. “I didn’t have any issue with the language barrier at all because the language that I was speaking with was love and empathy, ” says Brown, adding that as soon as he adapted in a new culture he decided to speak at a commencement ceremony. Brown will deliver his first-ever commencement speech to the graduating class of 2019 at Chaffey College, one of the oldest public community colleges in California.


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