After Carson Kressley was accused of throwing a little shade at the Queer Eye reboot, the OG Fab 5 member has clarified his comments saying there was absolutely no negative vibes intended.

For some context: Kressley had been at the 70th birthday bash for The Emmys, over at NeueHouse Hollywood in Los Angeles on Monday night. Taking to the red carpet, the TV personality was asked about the new Queer Eye and of course, how the Queer Eye reboot had been nominated for a number of Emmy Awards.

Kressley was happy for the reboot’s success and told Variety“I’m thrilled they’re nominated but it was a little more groundbreaking back when we won an Emmy in 2004.” 

Straight off the bat, people were throwing around question marks. Was this a cheeky dig or was this in reference to the position of the LGBTQ+ community in the 00s?

According to a statement from Kressley to PEOPLEit appears to be the latter with the RuPaul’s Drag Race judge saying:

“When I said the original was more groundbreaking it only meant that the original aired in an era when there was far less representation of gay people on television.

“We have come a long way and I am very proud to have passed the torch to the wonderful and talented new cast.”

As for the reboot’s Emmy nominations, there’s one for the category of Structured Reality TV Program, another for Casting, another for Picture Editing, and one more for Cinematography. Beautiful angel Jonathan Van Ness is also up for a much deserved Emmy award for his webseries, Gay of Thrones. The Funny or Die series recaps the cult show in an extremely Jonathan way.

Filming for Queer Eye season three has already kicked off with the Fab 5 currently changing the lives of a few individuals over in Kansas City, Missouri. 

There’s yet to be a release date for season three but let’s just go with some time in 2019.

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