The January 6 House Select Committee hearings have been heavy, but Tuesday's proceedings featured a surprising moment of levity, all thanks to a cameo from the Queer Eye kitchen.
While testifying remotely, Kellye SoRelle, an attorney for far-right extremist group the Oath Keepers, used an image from Netflix's Queer Eye as her Zoom green-screen background. Crooked Media host Erin Ryan recognized SoRelle's background and did a reverse image search on Google to identify where she'd seen it before. Ryan then posted a side-by-side of SoRelle's hearing interview and the kitchen from Queer Eye Season 3, quickly going viral along the way.
Oath Keepers attorney Kellye SoRelle green screened herself in front of the Queer Eye loft kitchen for her January 6th committee interview pic.twitter.com/YupPZKQUxm— Erin Ryan (@morninggloria) July 12, 2022
"Great catch," one user replied. "I was admiring that kitchen and surprised by it. She doesn’t go with that kitchen."
Twitter users began sharing memes and making jokes about the background, which was particularly ironic given that Queer Eye is a significant LGBTQIA+ franchise, and the Oath Keepers are a far-right, anti-government militia.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say the @QueerEye guys are not on the same political page as the Oath Keepers.— DJ (@4edwardsboysmom) July 12, 2022
Who watches the Oath Keepers attorney testify about a violent inserrection and thinks "wait that's the Queer Eye kitchen!"— Lauren Anikis (@LaurenAnikis) July 12, 2022
These are the only types of people I want to be friends with.
The Venn Diagram of embracing both the Oath Keepers and Queer Eye seems…..non-existent.— jill vejnoska (@ajcjillv) July 12, 2022
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Kirstie Renae is a writer, blogger, and Austin-based actress with a penchant for binge-watching TV with her dogs. Follow her on Twitter @KirstieRenae.