A few months ago the world fell in love.
We were introduced to the new Fab Five on Netflix’s reboot of Queer Eye.
They taught us how to do some nifty things with avocados and how to open our hearts and minds to people who are different to us.
But it seems the series wasn’t as feel good behind-the-scenes as we were led to believe.
You see, there were a few moments while filming the series that really affected Tan France, the show’s fashion and style expert.
“I was asked if I was a terrorist because they didn’t realise I was middle eastern. Two of our heroes asked, ‘Are you a terrorist?’ and it was a very honest question for them. They weren’t trying to be funny,” he recently told Elsa Kreisinger at Refinery 29.
“Our show is about bridging these divides and we are meeting with a lot of Republicans and this isn’t meant to be a liberals vs. conservative show at all. But it gives us an opportunity to have a very open conversation.”
These moments didn’t make the show. As France told Kreisinger more timely topics like the Black Lives Matter movement took priority.
France also recalled one moment that actually made him want to stop filming the show.
It was the scene when the Fab Five were pulled over by the white policeman, while on their way to film the episode making over other white policeman.
Karamo Brown, the only African American member of the Fab Five, was driving the car at the time.
There were some tense moments before the cast realised it wasn’t exactly what it seemed.