Candace Cameron Bure is tired of “cancel culture!”
The actress caused an uproar back in November 2022 when she said that she “will keep traditional marriage at the core” at her new workplace, prompting critics to come after her. As far as the critics were concerned, she had made a comment they believed was insulting and homophobic, and they clamored for her to be canceled immediately.
Candace Cameron Bure Believes Cancel Culture Targets Christians In An Attempt To Shut Them Up
Despite the outrage her comments caused, Bure stood her ground, claiming in a subsequent lengthy statement later that month that people were attempting to “assassinate [her] character.” Now, nearly three months later, the “Full House” actress has shed more light on the issue, highlighting the dangers of cancel culture.
During her appearance on the “Unapologetic with Julia Jeffress Sadler” podcast on Wednesday, January 8, Bure stated, “Cancel culture is real, and it’s difficult, and it’s hard.” She then addressed the challenges faced by Christians across the globe, saying:
“I know there’s all the places in the world, all different countries, where people get severely persecuted for their faith. I feel like we’ve had this cushion here in North America where someone yells at us or someone says a mean, negative thing and our feelings get so hurt over it.”
Bure continued by sharing that cancel culture is a tool many employ to get people, especially Christians, to avoid speaking “their truth.” After noting how “hard” it was, particularly for a “compassionate person” who has “a heart for people,” the “Faith of Our Fathers” star reminded fellow Christians of the significance of not backing down.
At the time of the backlash, The Blast reported that Bure had made her “traditional marriage” take after an interviewer asked if her Great American Family holiday movies would include gay couples. In the actress’ words:
“I think that [the] Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core. My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.”
She further mentioned that the media channel owners “were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.” In a follow-up shared on Instagram, the 46-year-old disclosed that it was not her intention to “offend and hurt” anyone with her controversial take. Her statement, in part, read:
“It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone. It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies. But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.”
Bure claimed that she shows “to love all people,” and for those who knew her personally, they were aware that she is “a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately.” It is worth noting that the interview and follow-up update came after she left Hallmark Channel and joined Great American Family.
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Shortly after the mother-of-three left the channel, famous for its holiday romance movies, she explained the real reason for her move. The Blast noted Bure divulged that she joined the GAF network to make it “family-friendly” while creating befitting programs for its audience.
The “Who’s the Boss” actress would also be wearing an executive producer hat on the network founded by former Hallmark CEO Bill Abbott. Abbott quit working at Hallmark in 2020 following an issue with a same-sex advertisement.
Speaking on why she accepted his offer, Bure revealed that she trusts “what Bill has done over the years, and that really means a lot to me.” “This is going to be content that is trusted, that’s wholesome, that’s family-friendly. It’s really going to push on all of the holiday seasons as well as rom-com,” she added.
During her time on Hallmark, Bure became known as the “Queen of Christmas” thanks to the extensive number of holiday films she was a part of. Since her contract at the famed channel was expiring simultaneously, her former boss launched his own network.