Candace Cameron Responds To Backlash From Recent Comments
Candace Cameron responds to her controversial same-sex marriage comments by blaming our "toxic climate."
For children of the 1980s and 1990s, Full House and the rest of the TGIF lineup on ABC meant everything. There was pop culture phenomenon galore, and stars like Candace Cameron Bure who propelled their careers to other networks later in life, like the Hallmark Channel and their infamous Hallmark Christmas movies that have slowly started depicting LGBTQ relationships. With recent comments by Bure about only reflecting traditional marital relationships in the content on her new network Great American Family, and the subsequent backlash from those comments, Deadline now reports that Bure is standing by her original comments by stating, “given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised.”
Candace Cameron Bure left the Hallmark Channel recently to join Great American Family, largely due to the former’s intention to show more storylines of same-sex couples, and Great American Family’s pledge to stick to “traditional marriage” couples in their content. Bure had initially said that her move is meant to “keep traditional marriage at the core,” and immediately her comments received significant backlash from her longtime fanbase. Bure has increased that backlash by inciting media bias into her original statements, going on to note that, “We need Christmas more than ever.”
Noting that she jumped ship from the Hallmark Channel in order to proceed with more faith-based programming, Candace Cameron Bure’s flurry of comments on social media and in the Wall Street Journal have seemed to take on a life of their own in recent days. The Fuller House actor was a mainstay on the Hallmark Channel, starring in a slew of holiday-themed films, as well as the titular role in 18 movies produced under the franchise of Aurora Teagarden Mysteries. Her recent comments have proved to be too much for celebrities this week, with Jojo Siwa, Hilarie Burton Morgan, and Full House costar Jodie Sweetin all attacking Bure for being out of touch with the struggles of LGBTQ couples.
Defending herself against what she considers a woke mob of disbelievers and those who incite conflict among her fans and Hallmark Channel viewers, Candace Cameron Bure seems to not be backing down on her beliefs about LGBTQ couples. She remarked on Instagram this week that she’s a devoted Christian and that she loves everyone regardless of their politics, race, and sexual orientation, even those who choose not to love her in return. Disagreeing with what others have said about her and her motives for keeping same-sex couples’ representation off of Great American Family, Bure appears to be in a lane all by herself.
However, this is not the first time that the Cameron family has stirred up trouble for viewers that disagree with their religious intentions and political beliefs, which goes back to the early 1990s. Candace Cameron Bure’s famous brother who starred in the hit television series Growing Pains, Kirk Cameron, left that show in order to make a career out of faith-based content, doing so for the last 20 years with the Left Behind series of films. A noted evangelical minister in his own right, Kirk Cameron co-founded The Firefly Foundation with his wife actor Chelsea Noble and has since made headlines for his controversial stance on COVID-19 mask requirements during the pandemic.