Candace Cameron Bure responds to backlash over ‘traditional wedding’ comment.

Actress Candace Cameron Bure is reacting to the backlash she’s received after telling the Wall Street Journal that films shot at her new professional home, Great American Family, “will keep traditional marriage front and center.”

Bure’s remarks were criticized by many, including actress Hilarie Burton. Burton has appeared in a number of original movies on the Hallmark Channel where Bure was a huge star for many years before moving to the Great American Family in early 2022.

Bigot, Burton she wrote in a since-deleted tweet Monday evening. “I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. Of course. Earn, honey. You ride the wave of prejudice all the way to the bank.

In another tweet, Burton said she was happy that Hallmark had “dumped” former CEO Bill Abbott, who now leads the Great American Family. “That guy and his network are disgusting,” she wrote. “…There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.”

Internet star JoJo Siwa also called out Bure on Instagram and referenced her relationships with the former ‘Full House’ star a few months ago, when she referred to Bure as the “rudest celeb” she’s ever met.

“I can’t believe after everything that happened just a few months ago, that not only would he have created a film with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then he would have also told the press about it. This is rude and offensive to a whole community of people,” Siwa said.

On Wednesday, Bure released a statement in which he insisted that he has “great love and affection for all people” and said, “It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think that I would intentionally want to offend and hurt anyone.”

The actor then blamed any backlash on the media that accurately reported his comments.

“It saddens me that the media often tries to divide us, even on a topic as comforting and cheerful 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 said.

Bure did not address concerns raised by Siwa, who is a member of the LGBTQ community, but said she was “a devout Christian” who is “called to love all people, and I do.”

“If you know me, you know that I am someone who loves fiercely and indiscriminately,” she added. “My heart longs to build bridges and bring people closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s immense love for all of us.”

Part of the construction of those bridges evidently includes the bambatura “members of the media responsible for using this opportunity to fan the flames of conflict and hatred,” as Bure put it.

Bure said he told the Wall Street Journal that “people of all races and identities have and will continue to contribute to [Great American Family] in great ways both in front of and behind the camera,” but that those observations weren’t included.

His statement did not directly address the LGBTQ community.

“I have never been interested in proselytizing through my storytelling, but in celebrating the greatness of God in our lives through the stories I tell,” she added.

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