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This is why Queer Eye’s Karamo is raising his sons as feminists

This is why Queer Eye’s Karamo is raising his sons as feminists

Karamo and his two sons

Karamo from the hit Netflix series Queer Eye has revealed he is raising his sons as feminists.

The show’s resident culture expert, 37, is a dad to two grown up sons Jason and Chris.

Speaking of fatherhood, he told Gay Times: ‘I’m raising my boys as feminists. I hope to do that, because I want them to understand that feminism is about equality, and when they understand the [need for] equality for women, it’s easier for them to understand equality with other marginalised groups. And it’s working!

‘The respect and love they show women, it also bleeds into the respect and knowledge they have of other cultures and [communities].’

He also said: ‘I just want them to be examples of what other people should be, [and] how they should act, because that’s the key — the only way that we actually see change is if a generation starts to shift. What I love most about my sons, is when I see them around their friends, they fight against so much toxic masculinity.’

Karamo in the new issue of Gay Times
Karamo in the new issue of Gay Times | Photo: Ryan Pfluger

‘Anybody can lose their way’

Karamo also opened up about his suicide attempt 12 years ago in the cover interview.

‘We need to get to a place where we feel very confident about talking about this, because the lack of discussion, and the lack of openness is what’s killing us,’ the TV star says.

The Emmy winner furthermore added: ‘Me sharing my story is to save someone else, so that someone doesn’t feel like they’re lost, like they have to overdose, that they want to commit suicide, because I am a poster child… I’m a mental health professional, who lost his way. Anybody can lose their way.’

Karamo on the cover of Gay Times | Photo: Ryan Pfluger

Karamo also added: ‘Mental health is something you have to constantly work on and get support on. So if I can lose my way and feel like life is dark and there’s no importance of living, then I also can find my way.’

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