- The Washington Times - Friday, February 7, 2020

“Queer Eye” star Tan France said he has no plans to move back to England because of the racism, which he said was much worse there than what he’s experienced in the United States.

“It’s a solid no,” the 36-year-old fashion designer and Doncaster native told U.K.’s Grazia in an interview this week when asked if he would consider moving back.

“I suffered so much racism here, and it’s just not something I want to put myself through,” he continued. “I love this country, I love what it potentially represents, but I just think that until they solve this problem or move forward with it, where you just are not attacked every day, I’m not willing to be here.

“I’ve never been called anything racist in the U.S. It’s not once happened,” he added.

This isn’t the first time Mr. France has spoken out against the racism he faced in the U.K. In June 2019, he told the U.K.’s Channel 4 News that life had been much easier for him since moving to Salt Lake City, Utah, to be with his husband, artist Rob France, NBC News reported.

“People may think those things of you, but you won’t hear it,” he said at the time. “I’ve literally never ever been on the receiving end of abuse on the streets of Salt Lake City, and I’ve been there for 11 years now, whereas in England it was almost daily.”

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