JoJo Siwa Slams Candace Cameron Bure’s Great American Family Comments

JoJo Siwa responds to the controversy surrounding the new network big american familysupported by Candace Cameron Bure, who says the films on the channel will focus on traditional families, with a mom and a dad.

The 19-year-old YouTube star expressed outrage on Instagram Tuesdaysaying it’s “rude and hurtful to a whole community of people”.

“I can’t believe after everything that happened just a few months ago that she would not only create a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+ people, but also talk about it in the press “, Siwa wrote, captioning a screenshot of an EDGE Media Network article titled “Candace Cameron Bure’s plans for a new cable channel: No Gays.”

Siwa, who came out as a member of the LGBTQ community in 2021was supported in the comments by fellow former “Dance Moms” Maddie Ziegler and Bure’s “Full House” co-star Jodie Sweetin.

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What did Candace Cameron Bure say?

The history of EDGE refers an interview with the Wall Street Journal conducted with Bure, published on Monday, in which she doubled down on her position that “the great American family will keep traditional marriage at heart.”

Buré, 46 years old, says USA TODAY in October, when discussing inclusivity on the channel, Great American Family “would have people of all ethnicities”, but would “focus on traditional families”.

“We certainly don’t want to be exactly like any other network, and I know Great American Family will focus on tradition,” she said.

She also said the network “will look at the element of faith,” adding that this means “more stories about the Christian faith and talking about God. And not just making God a general statement of belief, but talking in fact of Jesus and more details on the Christian faith.”

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What is Candace Cameron Bure’s role with the network?

Bure was offered the opportunity to shape Great American Family, a network co-founded by Bill Abbott, the former president and CEO of Hallmark Channel’s parent company, which developed that network’s popular Countdown to Christmas. .

“More than being an actress on the channel or even producing movies, it’s being…an executive there to help build and grow the network,” she said last month. Bure and Abbott hadn’t decided on an official role, but she described her duties as “content curation for the whole channel. I’m part of programming and development.”

Facing similar questions about representation, Abbott said “we always want to be inclusive, and that’s certainly always an area of ​​focus.” This year’s holiday movie slate does not include any storylines involving same-sex couples.

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What Happened With Candace Cameron Bure and JoJo Siwa Before?

Tuesday isn’t the first time Siwa has called Bure. In July, the actress-singer identified Bure as the “rudest celebrity” she had ever met for not taking a picture with her at a “Fuller House” premiere when she was 11. year. Page 6 of the incident: “It was at the after party that she didn’t want to take a picture with me, and I was ok with that. But then I turned around, and when I looked back, she was taking pictures with other kids, and that’s what really, really upset me.”

Bure said she was completely blindsided by Siwa’s comments in a video shared on Instagram and said she immediately contacted Siwa through a mutual friend, her publicist and a direct message. Bure apologized to Siwa and said the two had a “great conversation”.

Bure added that the two continued to share their “joy for each other in that we are both positive and encouraging people.”

“I told JoJo how much I always appreciated her because she was a good role model because of her positivity throughout her life and career, and she said she always loved watch ‘Full House’ and watch it to fall asleep,” says Buré. “So we got all the feels and everything was fine, and there’s no drama.”

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Who else is speaking out against Bure?

‘One Tree Hill’ actress Hilarie Burton, who has starred in several Hallmark movies, called Bure and Abbott ‘disgusting’ in a tweet monday.

“Now they openly admit their bigotry,” she wrote. “I called it (expletive) years ago when Abbott was at Hallmark. Glad they dumped him. Being LGBTQ isn’t a ‘trend’. This guy and his network are disgusting. So are you. , Candy. -sex couples.”

Burton alleged in a series of Tweets from December 2019 that the channel resisted its efforts to make a project more inclusive by adding an “LGBTQ character, interracial couple, and diverse cast” to a storyline. Burton says she left the project after the network told her to “take it or leave it.” “The bigotry comes from the top and permeates the whole business (at Hallmark)”, Burton tweeted. The network declined to comment on Burton’s tweets at the time.

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