Candace Cameron Bure unfollowed Jodie Sweetin after the latter’s controversial “traditional marriage” remarks sparked outrage.
Cameron Bure, 46, unfollowed her former “Full House” co-star on Instagram earlier this month, while Sweetin, 40, is still following her TV sister as of this writing, according to Us Weekly.
Sweetin publicly supported JoJo Siwa after Cameron Bure said in an interview with WSJ magazine that she “will keep traditional marriage at the core” by excluding same-sex love stories from her projects on her new network Great American Family.
Cameron Bure’s statement was “rude and hurtful” to the LGBTQIA+ community, according to Siwa, who came out as gay last year.
The “Masked Singer” star wrote on Instagram:
“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. This is rude and hurtful to a whole community of people,”
She shared it with a screenshot of an article titled “Candace Cameron Bure’s New Cable Channel: No Gays.”
Sweetin commented on the 19-year-old artist’s post:
“You know I love you.”
Siwa previously stated in a TikTok video in July that Cameron Bure was the “rudest” celebrity she had ever met. They reconciled after the “Fuller House” star apologized to the younger celebrity.
However, following their recent squabble, Siwa stated that she was unsure whether she would speak with Cameron Bure again.
Siwa told People last week:
“We have not [talked], and I don’t think we ever will again. That’s what’s f—ed up. You not liking gay marriage, do your thing, girl. You being religious, do your thing, girl. Of course, I would want everybody to do what they want to do. But to purposely exclude someone because of who they love, that’s s—-y.”
The teen also suggested that Cameron Bure accept GLAAD president and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis’ invitation to “come have a conversation.” GLAAD is a non-governmental media monitoring organization that was founded in response to defamatory coverage of bisexuals and transgender people.
“I think that Candace having a conversation with her would be not only eye-opening to Candace but eye-opening to a whole world of people who might have those same beliefs.”
Candace Bure responded to the backlash with an Instagram statement on Nov. 16, clarifying that she never intended to offend or hurt anyone.
When asked about the types of programs she wanted to work on, the “Christmas Under Wraps” star said she hoped to be “a reflection of God’s huge love,” insisting that she had no hatred toward any group.
Cameron Bure accused the media of “fanning the flames of conflict and hatred.”
“To everyone reading this, of any race, creed, sexuality, or political party, including those who have tried to bully me with name-calling, I love you.”