Candace Cameron Bure has been criticized by several celebrities and a GLAAD representative for her recent comments about “traditional marriage.” However, her daughter Natasha has come to her defense.
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal earlier this week, Bure talked about switching from The Hallmark Channel to Great American Family. This made a lot of people upset. The actress, who is 46 years old, talked about how GAF is a better fit for her career.
Bure told WSJ, “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them. I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”
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Everyone was talking about what Bure had to say about which storylines will be on GAF. When asked if there would be LGBTQ storylines in those projects, she said, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”
CEO of GAF Bill Abbott agreed, saying, “It’s certainly the year 2022, so we’re aware of the trends. There’s no whiteboard that says, ‘Yes, this’ or ‘No, we’ll never go here.’”
Even though neither of them ruled out same-sex relationships on GAF, their decision not to focus on them caused a firestorm in the media, with many stars and organizations commenting on Bure’s statement.
“Honestly, I can’t believe after everything that went down just a few months ago, that she would not only create a movie with intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then also talk about it in the press. This is rude and hurtful to a whole community of people,” JoJo Siwa, a pop star, wrote on Instagram.
Jodie Sweeten, who used to work with Bure on “Full House,” replied to Siwa’s post by saying, “You know I love you.”
Sarah Kate Ellis, the President and CEO of GLAAD, also wrote in response to Bure’s words.
Ellis told Deadline, “It’s irresponsible and hurtful for Candace Cameron Bure to use tradition as a guise for exclusion. I’d love to have a conversation with Bure about my wife, our kids, and our family’s traditions. Bure is out of sync with a growing majority of people of faith, including LGBTQ people of faith, who know that LGBTQ couples and families are deserving of love and visibility.”
She said that Bure’s comments were hurtful and offensive to LGBTQ employees and employees with LGBTQ friends or family.
Hilarie Burton Morgan, who plays Brooke Davis on “One Tree Hill,” also spoke out. She called him a “bigot” on Twitter. “I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. But sure. Make your money, honey. You ride that prejudice wave all the way to the bank.”
Many famous people were shocked that the “Full House” actress would dare to put traditional marriage at the center of upcoming Christmas movies, but her daughter stood up for her. Natasha Bure posted an Instagram story on Tuesday about her “favorite things” about her mom in response to the backlash.
Candace Cameron Bure's daughter Natasha has jumped to her mother's defense amid backlash that arose over comments the "Full House" alum made about traditional marriages. https://t.co/htMjI2uXyo
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Natasha wrote, “How much she loves Jesus and how firm in her faith she stands. She is bold. She is kind. She is so creative and has one of the greatest hearts. I look up to her in many, many ways. I love you, @candacebure,” she said in conclusion.
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