Full House’s Jodie Sweetin Calls Out Her Co-Star For Controversial Remarks
Jodie Sweetin throws her support behind JoJo Siwa in the latter's feud with Candace Cameron Bure.
Candace Cameron Bure is in the hot seat following remarks, per the Wall Street Journal, that she intends to make content exclusively supporting traditional family values. Jodie Sweetin, Bure’s Full House co-star and no stranger to speaking out, pushed back with an albeit passive comment on Instagram.
Deadline reports that JoJo Siwa, the pop-star and actress who twirled into the spotlight on Lifetime’s Dance Moms, took to Instagram to critique Bure’s comments, which seemed to reinforce exclusion as a pillar of value. Siwa called Bure’s mission statement, “…rude and hurtful to a whole community of people.” Jodie Sweetin showed her support for Siwa with a comment on the post, “You know I love you.”
This is not the first time Siwa has had an unfriendly brush with Bure. The Dance Moms icon took to TikTok earlier this year to call Bure out as the “rudest celebrity,” a comment that Deadline clarifies has years-old roots.
Siwa asked Bure for a photo at the premiere of Netflix’s Full House spinoff, Fuller House, which stars both Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin as the eldest two Tanner sisters. Siwa was denied a photo while Bure went on to pose with other attendees, leaving Siwa jilted and, as it turns out, bitter. While the feuding stars were able to put the red carpet blunder behind them, Siwa’s latest comments pour fuel right back on the fire.
Bure’s comments are certainly turning heads, but they are in line with a path the star has been on for some time. After her tenure on Full House, Bure became a staple of the holiday season with several roles in Hallmark Christmas films. The star left Hallmark, however, when the company began to make progressive programming changes.
The Hallmark Channel, long criticized for its lack of inclusion and diversity, released its first LGBTQ+ film in the 2020-21 season. This attempt to keep up with the times led to the exit of Crown Media Family’s CEO, Bill Abbott, who went to Great American Media to make the traditional family content he felt Hallmark had created so successfully for so many years. Abbott’s departure spurred an exodus of talent from Hallmark. High on the list of those to leave was Candace Cameron Bure.
As for Jodie Sweetin, it’s no surprise that the actress is standing up to her TV big sister. The on-screen family clearly has a discrepancy in off-screen values. Sweetin was caught on video protesting the controversial repeal of Roe vs. Wade over the summer.
During the event, in an attempt to corral others, Jodie Sweetin was shoved to the ground by police officers. The star stood up, dusted herself off, and continued on. It seems Sweetin’s sensitivity to the culture and willingness to stand up for what she believes in is a trend that can be expected to continue.
After Jodie Sweetin’s Full House journey came to an end for a second time in 2020, the actress has continued to star in Christmas films of her own, with more romance movies on the way. What Sweetin’s support of Siwa will do to her off-screen relationship with Bure is uncertain. But as political and social lines divide content creators, time will tell who fans choose to follow.