Jonathan Van Ness is a quirky but completely lovable cast member of Netflix’s reboot of ‘Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.’

Wednesday, Van Ness published a series of tweets that left progressive followers outraged.

Despite the fact that Van Ness is a vocal Trump critic, the backlash was swift. He was accused of all manner of betrayal, including white privilege.

In response, Van Ness tweeted:

“Maybe we should stop fighting and find common ground” should not be a controversial thing to say, but, here we are.

In a video he published to address the criticism, Van Ness said he believes the left and the right are being played by the media, who are intentionally stirring up strife and division.