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Queer Eye Kitchen Makes a Surprise Cameo in Jan. 6 Hearings

Can you believe?
  • Kellye SoRelle during the Jan. 6 Hearing (Photo: C-Span)
    Kellye SoRelle during the Jan. 6 Hearing (Photo: C-Span)

    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.

    "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.

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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.

    TOPICS: Queer Eye, Netflix, January 6 Committee hearings, politics