JoJo Siwa calls out Candace Cameron Bure and gets support from ‘Fuller House’ star Jodie Sweetin; GLAAD Issue Statement – Deadline
“Honestly, after everything that went down a few months ago I still can’t believe that he would not only make a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then talk about it in the press. It is rude and hurtful to the people of an entire community,” Siwa posted Instagram.
The message received support from Burr Fuller House co-star Jodie Sweetin Who replied to the post adding, “You know I love you.”
Siwa and Bure had a bit of a spat earlier this year when there was a viral video on TikTok dance mother alum claims Fuller House The actor was “the rudest celebrity.” It turns out that when Siwa was 11 years old, she attended a red carpet for the Netflix series and asked Bure for a photo. Bure refused to take pictures with the dancer and proceeded to take pictures with other people.
Bure reached out to Siva to talk things out and they were able to make it clear with Siva that she understands the pressure of being on the red carpet now but didn’t at a young age.
Bure’s comments were characteristic The Wall Street Journal Article in which he reveals his reasons for leaving Hallmark in favor of Great American Family.
“It’s a completely different network than when I started because of the change in leadership,” he told the publication.
His comments come as Hallmark diversifies its storytelling and premieres the first holiday movie featuring a same-sex couple in the title. Holiday sitter. After Burr’s interview went viral happy (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) issued a statement inviting the actor for a conversation.
“Using Candace Cameron Bure as a guise to exclude heritage is irresponsible and hurtful,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “I want to have a conversation with Burr about my wife, our kids and our family heritage. Bure is out of sync with the growing majority of people of faith, including LGBTQ people of faith, who know that LGBTQ couples and families deserve love and visibility.”
Ellis said Burr’s “statements are hurtful and insulting to LGBTQ activists, as well as LGBTQ friends and family.”
“If GAF’s plan is to intentionally exclude stories about LGBTQ couples, then actors, advertisers, cable and streaming platforms, and production companies should take note and seriously consider whether they want to be associated with a network that makes exclusion one of its values. As holds,” Ellis concludes.
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