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Hilarie Burton, Jodie Sweetin and Jojo Siwa Call Out Candace Cameron Bure Over Homophobic Comments



Actress and former MTV VJ Hilarie Burton is calling out former queen of the Hallmark movie of the week and residential bigot Cancace Cameron Bure over her recent homophobic comments.



The “One Tree Hill” alum responded to a Wall Street Journal interview in which Cameron Bure mentioned the Great American Family network does not feature same-sex couples at the forefront of its projects, accusing the former “Full House” star of “openly admitting [her] bigotry.”


Burton, 40, tweeted on Monday, “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,” the former “Total Request Live” host continued.


Burton also spoke out against the network’s CEO, Bill Abbott, who told the Journal that he was “aware of the trends.”


The “True Crime Story” host clarified that “being LGBTQ+ isn’t a ‘trend,'” adding, “That guy and his network are disgusting. You too Candy. There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.”




Burton claimed to have “called this s–t out years ago” when Abbott was employed by the Hallmark Channel.


“I’m glad they dumped him,” the actress wrote.


Cameron Bure announced her Hallmark exit in April after more than 10 years and 30 movies, subsequently transitioning to Great American Family.


“I’m very excited to develop heartwarming family and faith-filled programming and make the kind of stories my family and I love to watch,” the “Fuller House” star said in a statement at the time.


“GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a vision of creating compelling wholesome content.”


Cameron Bure further explained her decision to the Wall Street Journal on Monday, saying she “knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”


The former “The View” co-host noted, “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.”


Previously, Bure said during a 2016 panel that she was “100 percent on board” with working on projects including same-sex couples.


“I support all things that we go through as human beings and would love all our characters to explore whatever issues that are current in our culture and our society,” she explained at the time.



Hilarie isn't the only actress calling Candace out on her bigotry. Jodie Sweetin, appeared to throw shade at her former “Full House” co-star for choosing to join a network that only focuses on showcasing “traditional marriage.”


After JoJo Siwa shared a screenshot of an article titled “Candace Cameron Bure’s Plan For New Cable Channel: No Gays,” on Instagram, Sweeten responded in the comments section, “You know I love you ❤️❤️.”


In her post, Siwa slammed Cameron Bure for being “rude and hurtful” to the LGBTQIA+ community.


“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,” Siwa, 19, wrote.


Sweetin’s comment garnered nearly 2,550 likes and inspired several fans to voice their own opinion on the controversy.


“@jodiesweetin I always liked Stephanie more than DJ anyway,” one person commented, referring to Sweetin and Cameron Bure’s respective “Full House” roles.


“@jodiesweetin the better Tanner sister ❤️,” a second agreed.


@jodiesweetin thank you for being the amazing human you are and being so loving/inclusive ❤️,” a third wrote.


However, others slammed Sweetin, 40, for throwing Cameron Bure under the bus after years of apparent friendship.


“@jodiesweetin thought you a candace were friends. grew up together. but you still take the side of someone you barely know just because they have the same viewpoint as you,” one critic said.


“if there was a dislike button i’d press it on your comment,” another jabbed.

Sweetin and Cameron Bure both starred in “Full House” from 1987 to 1995. They then reunited for the Netflix reboot, “Fuller House,” from 2016 to 2020.


Cameron Bure was faced with backlash when she shared that she was joining the Great American Family network, which does not feature same-sex couples at the forefront of its projects.


She had announced that she was exiting Hallmark in April after more than 10 years and 30 movies, subsequently transitioning to Great American Family.


I'm not surprised by Candace's comments at all, especially since she and her brother Kirk have always been pretty open about their problematic views on organized religion.


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