"I suffered so much racism here and it’s just not something I want to put myself through," the 'Queer Eye' star said. https://t.co/aMKEeBlRuU— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 7, 2020
- Says he used to assume he'd eventually move back to his native U.K. but no longer plans on doing so
- Being gay isn't easy in Salt Lake City but he is "less likely to be called something on the street"
- "I suffered so much racism here and it’s just not something I want to put myself through,” France said. “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."
- However he admits fame helps as he's no longer stopped as often for being a potential terrorist because people recognize him from TV
I'm an Indian-American who moved to the UK a few years ago and I see where he's coming from. I wouldn't say the UK is more or less racist than the US overall but anti-South Asian racism (and anti-Pakistani racism in particular) is definitely more overt over here.