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It’s been just over 24 hours since the newest lineup for Dancing With The Stars was announced and the drama is already heating up. Forget the Foxtrot, the fanciest footwork this season is the cast and hosts trying to dance around the elephant in the room that is former U.S. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. The latest development in the drama is fellow contestant Karamo Brown calling Spicer a ‘sweet guy.’ No, Karamo. No.

Following the announcement of the lineup, the Queer Eye star spoke with Access and revealed that he and Spicer, the man who spent months lying to the world on behalf of Donald Trump, had already met and spoken. “Sean Spicer and I have been talking. I was most excited to meet him,” said Brown. “People will look at us and think we’re polar opposites, but I’m a big believer in that if you can talk to someone and meet in the middle, you can learn about each other and help each other both grow.” Okay, that’s not so bad. Brown is all about finding the good in everyone and we can respect that. But then he went on to say that Spicer is “a good guy, a really sweet guy.” Hard pass.

Brown was quickly taken to task on social media by fans who were appalled the social justice activist would defend Spicer and try to normalize the former Trump aid. The Netflix star took to Twitter and attempted to reiterate his goal of bridging the divide, but we think he missed the mark. Engaging in conversation is one thing but calling Spicer a “good” and “sweet” guy is another.

Many fans were disappointed with what can be seen as Brown’s normalizing of Spicer.

While Brown may be trying to find middle ground with Spicer, DWTS host Tom Bergeron is not. The longtime host posted a message following the cast announcement that made it clear he did not agree with ABC’s decision to include Spicer. “Chief among them was my hope that DWTS, in its return from an unprecedented year-long hiatus, would be a joyful respite from our exhausting political climate and free of inevitably divisive bookings from any party affiliation. I left that lunch convinced we were in agreement,” wrote Bergeron about his meeting with producers. “We can all agree to disagree, as we do now, but ultimately it’s their call. I’ll leave it to them to answer any further questions about those decisions.”

Dancing with the Stars premieres September 16 on ABC.