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Tan France Breaks Silence On The ‘Queer Eye’ Drama

Tan France took to Instagram on Friday to dispel rumors about her Queer Eye co-star's departure.

The fashion guru from Netflix's hit series Queer Eye posted on Instagram about her involvement in Bobby Berk's exit from the show. “Yes, I heard what was going on, but right off the bat he would like to mention one point: My ex-coworker was fired and I was trying to hire a friend. has nothing to do with this,” France said on Instagram. post.

France found themselves at the center of controversy following the announcement that Burke would not be returning for a ninth season. Jeremiah Brent is expected to replace Burke. This raised suspicions of a behind-the-scenes campaign led by France to favor his friend. according to To The Hollywood Reporter (THR).

“I wasn't rooting for my friend's job. They ended up getting the job because they were the best people for the job. Would I be so happy that they got the job? Yeah! I really do, I think they're going to be incredible on the show. But I didn't fire anyone else and hire them,” France continued. (Related: 'Queer Eye' Drama: Bobby Berk Decides to Accuse Feud with Tan France: Report)

He also dismissed the gossip that led to Burke's resignation as unfounded.

“It all started with a comment on a gossip blog. It got reposted and reposted and almost became gospel. So from the horse's mouth I'll tell you, that's not how it all happened. Absolutely not. That's all I have to say on this matter. If you still don't believe me, you'll have to dig deeper, but that's it,” France said.

According to THR, Burke's representatives have chosen to remain silent on the issue. However, he has previously spoken publicly about his alleged feud with France. Burke said the reason for his departure was due to the termination of his contract. He and his co-stars, including France's Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness, are said to have reached an agreement on a contract that ends in September 2022.

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