Well, it’s safe to say Hilarie Burton won’t be tuning in later this month to watch Candace Cameron Bure’s new Christmas movie on the Great American Family (GAF) channel. Bure spoke to the Wall Street Journal about leaving the Hallmark Channel after ten years for a new network more aligned with her faith.
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning, purpose and depth behind them,” Bure, 46, said. “I knew the people behind Great American Family were Christians who love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”
Burton saw a headline about the Full house alum’s interview and called Bure a “bigo”.
“I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy,” said the A tree hill star tweeted. ‘But sure. Earn your money, honey. You ride that wave of prejudice all the way to the bank.’
JoJo Siwa also weighed in on Bure’s comments. The two publicly exchanged words during the summer following the Dancing with the stars alum, 19, called Bure the “rudest” celebrity she’s ever met.
“After everything that happened a few months ago, I can’t believe that she would not only make a film with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then talk about it in the press,” said Siwa, who previously spoke of the closet came as gay. this year, wrote. “This is rude and hurtful to an entire community.”
It seems that Bure’s quote that sparked backlash had to do with a comment she made about GAF creating content with “traditional” relationships. Hallmark, under new leadership, is moving towards more progressive storylines. The network’s first original holiday movie featuring an LGBTQ love story, The holiday sitter, debuting this season. Bure, Hallmark’s unofficial Christmas queen, left when GAF launched a rebrand last year.
Bure declined to speak specifically WSJ about leaving the Hallmark Channel, saying only, “It’s actually a very different network than when I started because of the leadership change.”
However, Bure said same-sex couples won’t be spotlighted in her new home, noting, “I think Great American Family will keep traditional marriage front and center.”
A spokeswoman for Hallmark issued the following statement, saying the company is committed to telling diverse stories: “We want all viewers to see themselves in our programming and everyone is welcome.”
Those who follow Bure on social media should not be surprised by her comments. The former Vision co-host proudly promotes her Christian faith on social media – figuratively and literally. The actress even sells a Candace Cameron Bure brand bible.
When Bure left Hallmark, she said in a statement that Great American Media (GAM), owner of GAF, “is a perfect fit for my brand.”
“I am very excited to develop heartwarming family and faith programs and create the kind of stories my family and I love to watch. I am constantly looking for ways I can inspire people to live a life with purpose. lead,” she said.
“We share a vision to create compelling, wholesome content for audiences who want to watch programming for the whole family. Great, high-quality entertainment with a positive message is what my partnership with [GAM] it’s all about,” Bure added.
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