‘Queer Eye’s’ Tan France Celebrates Becoming a U.S. Citizen: ‘I Desperately Want to Vote’
Tan France has a lot to celebrate. Not only is Netflix launching a new season of “Queer Eye,” but he became an American citizen, too!
“Extra's” Charissa Thompson spoke with Tan hours after he took the oath of allegiance with his husband Ron looking on. Tan told Charissa, “I'm now an American, which is really nice. I'm a U.S. citizen today.” It took 20 years to become a reality during an unprecedented time in the U.S. He said he was “very emotional,” adding, “Honestly, I think for me, it feels like a perfect time. I always planned to vote. But, more than ever, I desperately want to vote and so the fact that it happened during the Black Lives Matter movement is very important to me. The timing is lovely and made me very emotional.”
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France was joined by his co-star Bobby Berk as they promoted “Queer Eye” Season 5, which debuted Friday. Bobby shared his message for those watching, “Keep loving each other and keep accepting each other and keep educating yourselves… Ignorance breeds so much hate, and so many things that are incorrect, so educating yourself and also being visible. You know, that's one of the things that I love about our show, is it's not just about LGBTQ+ visibility. It's about visibility for all walks of life.”
With the new season of "Queer Eye" taking place in Philadelphia, Tan revealed, “It's the first time we've gone to a bigger city. People are more aware of what they want… It made for a really interesting season.”