Candace Cameron Bure unfollowed Jodie Sweetin on Instagram after Sweetin defended JoJo Siwa against Bure’s comments.
Bure, 46, and Sweetin, 40, starred in the 80s sitcom Full House for eight seasons; years later, they also played the sisters on Netflix’s Fuller House, but Bure’s recent controversies have soured the relationship. The pair played siblings DJ and Stephanie Tanner respectively on the ABC sitcom.
Bure recently gave an interview this month and said she would change networks to focus on shows and films that feature “traditional marriage”.
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” Bure told WSJ. Magazine. “I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment. … I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”
Siwa, who is 19, shared a screenshot of an article, “Candace Cameron Bure’s Plan For New Cable Channel: No Gays,” and was shocked by Bure’s statements.
“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,” Siwa posted on Instagram. She went on, “This is rude and hurtful to a whole community of people.”
Sweetin replied in the comments section, “You know I love you.”
Another star, One Tree Hill’s Hilarie Burton, also called Bure a bigot. Liz Climo, artist, gave a thumbs down emoji. Maddie Ziegler, dancer and actor, wrote, “go off jojo!!!!!!!” and several other stars chimed in with comments like “love is love” and other LGTBQ+ support.
After the backlash, Bure issued a statement defending her position and blaming the media for showcasing her beliefs in a poor light.
“I have a simple message: I love you anyway,” she said, adding, “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.”