The 36-year-old continued, “Not to get all worldly, but I think curiosity is something that’s incredibly important, and if you’re intimidated by anything, like…this season I said something along the lines of, ‘We’re often intimidated by what we don’t know,’…and I think the same thing really does apply, whenever we’re dealing with everything that’s going on in the world right now.”
Antoni emphasized the importance of acting on your curiosity, and taking the necessary steps to educate yourself.
“When I look at Pride month last year, and we were out on the literal float, it was like a 10-hour production honoring the 50th year of Stonewall. Everyone was out hugging, loving each other and this year all of that sort of like came down to a halt,” Antoni told E! News. “And it’s been more about reading and listening to podcasts and educating ourselves.”
Since returning to New York City after spending time in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Antoni said he’s also attempted to train his foster dog, attended Black Lives Matter protests, caught up with people on Zoom and even decluttered his apartment.
He hasn’t watched the new season of Queer Eye in its entirety, but he did reveal that he’s most excited to see the episode with activist Tyreek Wanamaker.