Candace Cameron Bure Releases Statement After Backlash Online!
After doing an interview with The Wall Street Journal and receiving backlash online, Candace Cameron Bure (Full House/Fuller House/GAC) released a statement. See the full statement below:
I would like to address my comments on Great American Family’s programming as reported in The Wall Street Journal. All of you who know me, know beyond question that I have great love and affection for all people. 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.
I am a devoted Christian. Which means that I believe every human being bears the image of God. Because of that, I am called to love all people, and I do. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately. My heart yearns to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s huge love for all of us.
To the members of the media responsible for using this opportunity to fan flames of conflict and hate, I have a simple message: I love you anyway. To those who hate what I value and who are attacking me online: I love you. To those who have tried to assassinate my character: I love you. 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.
I have long wanted to find a home for more faith-based programming, I am grateful to be an integral part of a young and growing network. I had also expressed in my interview, which was not included that people of all ethnicities and identities have and will continue to contribute to the network in great ways both in front of and behind the camera, which I encourage and fully support. I’ve never been interested in proselytizing through storytelling, but in celebrating God’s greatness in our lives through the stories I tell.
The God we serve is a widely creative and loving God. He didn’t just capture a small part of my heart. He has captured all of my heart. He will be reflected in everything I do and say; in my family, my work and my interactions with people from all walks of life. God’s love and God’s compassion is front and center. All of that comes from the LOVE that God himself showered upon humanity when he gave the gift of joy and forgiveness on the first Christmas morning 2000 years ago. It is why I love Christmas stories and sharing true joy and true peace with millions of people around the world. And in the sole motivation of pure love. I hope you’ll join me in sharing God’s hope for all the world this Christmas season. Call that my Christmas Wish – Candace Cameron Bure.
Good for you Candice!! May God bless you and your family as you go out and pour love out to the “naysayers”. May you embody PHIL 4: 13.
Thank you for your testimony and for sharing the love of God with everyone, even those who try to hurt you! My prayers are with you as you share God’s gift of love in your movies and through your words! Lori
Thank you for sharing your story of your life and relationship with God. I have enjoyed the GAF channel and movies!! Thank you!!
Candace, I love you, and admire you for everything you stand for. Thank you for taking a stand in what you believe in, and staying true to yourself, and true to God. I know you are under attack, but I hope you know that you are loved, adored, and greatly respected my MANY, and you 100% have my support!! God Bless you, Candace!! 🙏
Thank you for sharing. I share those same feelings.
I absolutely adore you and everything you stand for. I have your books and your daughters book. I will stand with you forever. I also love Lori Loughlin as a great actress and wonder when we will see her in a GAC movie.
Candace I know how much you love the Lord and that you would never say anything mean about anyone. I love your Hallmark movies. You are a special lady!!