Hilarie Burton Blasts ‘Bigot’ Candace Cameron Bure For Ignoring LGBTQ Love Stories

Candace Cameron Bure’s pledge to emphasise “traditional marriage” in her work isn’t sitting properly with fellow actor Hilarie Burton.

Earlier this yr, Bure introduced she was leaving the Hallmark Channel ― her skilled house for greater than 14 years ― to hitch a extra conservative community, Nice American Household. When requested if viewers can count on the community’s programming to incorporate tales about LGBTQ folks, the “Fuller House” actor stated no.

“I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” she informed The Wall Road Journal in an interview revealed Monday.

Her remarks drew a frosty response from Burton, who has appeared in plenty of Hallmark’s unique motion pictures through the years.

“Bigot,” Burton wrote on Twitter Monday night. “I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. But sure. Make your money, honey. You ride that prejudice wave all the way to the bank.”

The “One Tree Hill” actor additionally referred to as out former Hallmark CEO Invoice Abbott, who co-founded Nice American Household final yr.

“Now they’re just openly admitting their bigotry,” Burton tweeted. “I called this shit out years ago when Abbott was at Hallmark. Glad they dumped him. Being LGBTQ isn’t a ‘trend.’ That guy and his network are disgusting. You too Candy. There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.”

The Hallmark Channel has taken plenty of small, however vital, steps towards diversifying its programming lately. In 2020, the community unveiled “The Christmas House,” its first unique vacation movie to function a same-sex couple. Considered one of that movie’s stars, Jonathan Bennett, will seem subsequent month in “The Holiday Sitter,” Hallmark’s first Christmas film with a homosexual romance at its heart.

Bure, who has sparked the ire of the LGBTQ neighborhood on multiple event, has by no means singled out the community’s efforts to incorporate queer tales as her impetus for leaving. Talking to Selection in September, she stated it was merely a enterprise choice.

Candace Cameron Bure in 2020.

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“It just so happened that my contract was expiring when Great American Family started up,” stated Bure, who has greater than two dozen Hallmark motion pictures to her credit score. “So we did not start having those discussions until we were well into negotiations with Hallmark Channel for renewing. And as every business person knows, you’ve got to do what’s right for contracts. It didn’t work out with Hallmark and so we started talking to Bill [Abbott].”

In her chat with the Journal this week, Bure stated she hoped that Nice American Household would permit her to provide movies with “more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.”

“I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord,” she defined, “and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”