Jonathan Van Ness: Honey, She's An Onion With All Sorts Of Layers (Extended Interview)

  • Published: 10 October 2019
  • The 'Queer Eye' star and author of the new book 'Over The Top' wants to encourage people to be themselves, or like his mother always said, 'bloom where you're planted.' #Colbert #JVN #QueerEye

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  • med zeghmen
    med zeghmen  4 hours back

    Queen 👑

    • Kara Konrad
      Kara Konrad  9 hours back

      I love the rapport between these two. You can really feel the mutual respect and a friendship being built. JVN does my heart so much good.

      • v. hbfl
        v. hbfl  11 hours back

        respect to Colbert for this interview!

        • Dominique Hamilton
          Dominique Hamilton  12 hours back

          *me, a young queer, watching w my dad, a liberal but grumpy old man as jvh struts on:
          me- yay!!!
          dad- oh god.
          me- dad be quiet! theyre amazing just listen
          **jvh displaying such intelligence, honesty and poise
          dad- okay. he’s got some pretty great ideas
          me- not he, they
          dad- oh god.

          • hector heck
            hector heck  12 hours back

            If you believe 18 Transpeople have been murdered this year, that's literally 0.00000005% of the population. The homicide rate for men is almost 4% and the homicide rate for women is 1%. Sounds like they're pretty safe overall.
            JVN says there's so much toxicity and hate in our country. Really? Actually, there's so little that people have to fabricate it these days.

            • Mirtzee
              Mirtzee  15 hours back

              What an angel, love you jonathan!! Keep speaking out and using your voice for the voiceless. Bless your heart Sweetie.

              • steevf
                steevf  17 hours back

                I know my opinion is a minority here but I really don't like his dress.

                • Linny Crocus
                  Linny Crocus  17 hours back

                  I never watched Queer Eye a day in my life and I love him. I want to nominate him for president.

                  • Aubberfly JM
                    Aubberfly JM  17 hours back

                    Sorry Britains, "self-love" does not equal masturbation in America. We Americans use terms "self-esteem" and "self-love" and "self-care" transparently without sexual connotations.
                    I guess there are two commonly used meanings for "grooming" in America: 1) a tactic that Pedophiles use to train children into being intimately comfortable with them; and 2) hygiene care. Obviously, Johnathan meant the latter. But I can see how people from other countries might get confused with American English. American English is one of the hardest languages to master.

                    • Aubberfly JM
                      Aubberfly JM  18 hours back

                      I feel like there will soon be more of a market for men's dresses. Stunning! So glad that females don't have to be the only ones 'enjoying' the comforts and discomforts of skirts and dresses. :) Werk it, boi!

                      • Phillip Lambert
                        Phillip Lambert  19 hours back

                        Good god, man...the YouTube media guy has to do two things...upload the clip into the right playlist, and upload the clips in chronological order...kemmaaaaahn man

                        • Tarvos Trigaranos
                          Tarvos Trigaranos  20 hours back

                          Depending what angle you get from Jonathan, I am seeing some Ben Affleck

                          • Lark Saw
                            Lark Saw  20 hours back

                            LOVE YOU JVN 💞💋

                            • Earth Vega
                              Earth Vega  22 hours back


                              • Datz nunayabeeznus
                                Datz nunayabeeznus  23 hours back


                                • Greg Dahlen
                                  Greg Dahlen  24 hours back

                                  Hi, Jonathan. I learned recently you are HIV+. Sorry to hear that.

                                  You said you take medication for it. Are you completely satisfied with the medication, or does it have any unpleasant side-effects as medications often do?

                                  I wonder if the diet I've followed for 14 years that helps with my eyes might help alleviate your HIV, and possibly help you reduce the medication.

                                  Basically on my diet I live about 92% on cow milk and cow cream. So every day 92% of my diet or more is some kind of milk--nonfat, 1%, 2%, or whole--and I sometimes buy pints of fluid whipping cream and drink them straight (fluid whipping cream is strong but delicious.)

                                  When I eat a lot of solid, mixed food, my eyes hurt and vision blurs. But when I live on this 92% milk and cream diet they feel better and work better.

                                  I will try to explain why I think it works.

                                  When you eat or drink something, your body breaks it up. If it's solid food, first you chew it, and then, whatever you eat or drink, your gastrointestinal system breaks it up even further. Then your system extracts the nutrients from the food and sends them in your blood to the cells to nourish all the cells.

                                  Based on my experience, I would say that even though your body breaks up solid food, it doesn't break it up completely, and when the nutrients from the solid food reach the cells they clog and irritate the cells, leading to pain and disease. Milk and cream, on the other hand, start out much smoother than solid food and then the body breaks them up even more, so when the nutrients from the milk and cream reach the cells they don't clog them as much as solid food nutrients, so the cells function better. This is why I think my diet might lessen many diseases, including cancer, HIV, MS, etc.

                                  Actually the mom's body makes the milk/cream from food she has eaten and has broken up, and then when we drink the milk/cream our body breaks it up further, so you might say milk and cream get broken up twice where solid food only once.

                                  Since you seem to be close to your mom, it might make sense to do my diet of 92% milk and cream since milk and cream come from women/moms.

                                  Additionally I think for any disease weight loss is important. Although your weight looks okay it wouldn't hurt to lose a few pounds. I do think my diet helps with weight loss because milk and cream are delicious but they're largely water, so the diet fills you with zero-calorie water. Also, I think a person thinks more clearly on my diet cuz their brain isn't clogged with solid food, and when you think more clearly it's easier to control food intake.

                                  One thing about this diet is that when you drink milk you do end up having to urinate some. When I'm going to something where I don't want to have to urinate, such as a movie where I don't want to have to leave in the middle to urinate, I drink some cream some time before the event. Cream is good because it gives me a lot of calories to sustain me, but it doesn't have much water so I don't have to urinate as soon. I suppose if one were at work and didn't want to have to urinate too much one could drink more cream also.

                                  There are some more aspects to this diet but I don't want to overwhelm you by giving you too much. If you write at [email protected], I'll tell you some more. If you do try the diet let me know how it goes. If you don't want to try it, let me know why not.

                                  • Joseph Kal
                                    Joseph Kal  1 days back

                                    Haha He's hilarious!

                                    • Yair Maimon
                                      Yair Maimon  1 days back

                                      Was that the final fantasy prelude at the entrance?! 🤭

                                      • gogoincognito
                                        gogoincognito  1 days back

                                        Jonathan van Ness is simply wonderful.

                                        • Donovan Catuncan
                                          Donovan Catuncan  2 days back

                                          That Dissidia Final Fantasy arrangement woven into the intro music was lovely :)

                                          • Cynthia Serra Neves
                                            Cynthia Serra Neves  2 days back

                                            Loved this interview!

                                            • Sarah Bateman
                                              Sarah Bateman  2 days back

                                              Finally, a voice of reason!

                                              • Jack
                                                Jack  2 days back

                                                Never heard of it him but I love him, I'd buy him a beer.

                                                • Lulu Seatown Getdown
                                                  Lulu Seatown Getdown  2 days back

                                                  I bet he’s an ENFP💛💛💛💛💛💛

                                                  • Lulu Seatown Getdown
                                                    Lulu Seatown Getdown  2 days back

                                                    Netflix/ Amazon.... WE NEED A JVN SHOW. ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜

                                                    • Sarah Beckett
                                                      Sarah Beckett  2 days back

                                                      JVN for president

                                                      • Nik Tiger
                                                        Nik Tiger  2 days back

                                                        "Honey, I'll keep you alive long enough, to die of a heart-attack or cancer, like everyone else"- gotta love that Doctor ❣️😂

                                                        • JengoMango
                                                          JengoMango  2 days back

                                                          He is too much in the best sense of the term.

                                                          • Bunny Tsukino
                                                            Bunny Tsukino  2 days back

                                                            JVN is shrek. Shrek is life. Confirmed

                                                            • Joe Soteldo
                                                              Joe Soteldo  2 days back

                                                              I freaking LIVE for HER.... hahahahaha I laughed and wept on this interview at the same time. You go Jonathan, you keep up the good work!!

                                                              • Dharmabum9287
                                                                Dharmabum9287  2 days back

                                                                Why are his nipples out? This is a sad sad human being...

                                                                • Hawaipandat
                                                                  Hawaipandat  2 days back

                                                                  Wtf.. 😵😨

                                                                  • Tatjana T
                                                                    Tatjana T  2 days back

                                                                    erm..self-love in Britain means loving and accepting yourself..nothing sinister or not sure what that was about haha

                                                                    • Raymond Geurds
                                                                      Raymond Geurds  2 days back

                                                                      I'm a gay man, and this so embarrassing. And if you think this is gonna help acceptance of gay people and gay men in particular, YOU'RE OUTTA YOUR MIND!!! This man is single handedly putting the gay movement back 20 years. He's not representing me, nor do i want him to... #StopThisInsanity

                                                                      • maggieswaters
                                                                        maggieswaters  2 days back

                                                                        Who heard the final fantasy prelude playing when JVN was walking out!

                                                                        • Enriquez E
                                                                          Enriquez E  2 days back

                                                                          Were they playing the final fantasy soundtrack in the beginning when he was walking in...?

                                                                          • Ian Brunn
                                                                            Ian Brunn  2 days back

                                                                            buddy looks like Chris evens if Chris evens was a fag lol

                                                                            • DearChloe
                                                                              DearChloe  2 days back

                                                                              What a wonderful person 💕

                                                                              • charlie .they/them.
                                                                                charlie .they/them.  2 days back

                                                                                It's so good to see other non-binary people being open and proud!

                                                                                • AmethystEyes
                                                                                  AmethystEyes  2 days back

                                                                                  Jonathan now has to record a single called “honey she’s an onion”.

                                                                                  • AmethystEyes
                                                                                    AmethystEyes  2 days back

                                                                                    I love that this is a 15+ minute plus interview and not one of those 4 minute interview.

                                                                                    • AmethystEyes
                                                                                      AmethystEyes  2 days back

                                                                                      He’s come so far! I remember when I first saw him in the funny or die sketch called “Gay of Thrones”.

                                                                                      • Stacy Morin
                                                                                        Stacy Morin  2 days back

                                                                                        I love you #jonathanvanness

                                                                                        • idespise guugleplus
                                                                                          idespise guugleplus  2 days back

                                                                                          Which we should never do....... 🐸 Pmsl

                                                                                          • Jaclyn H
                                                                                            Jaclyn H  2 days back

                                                                                            I fucking love Jonathan!! He is an icon in my eyes, courageous and brave. <3

                                                                                            • A.C. Nunez
                                                                                              A.C. Nunez  3 days back

                                                                                              I love him so much!❤️

                                                                                              • E G
                                                                                                E G  3 days back

                                                                                                Love him and his politics.

                                                                                                • Priscilla V
                                                                                                  Priscilla V  3 days back

                                                                                                  All these dudes wearing dresses and pull it off better than me.... -_- lol. YAAASSSS!!!!