Candace Cameron Bure wants to keep things old-fashioned at the new cable TV network she’s working at … which is drawing the ire of the LGBTQ community.
The “Full House” star recently said she’d be focusing on “traditional” families when it comes to future programming at the Great American Family network … of which she’s now the chief creative officer … this after parting ways with her longtime home at the Hallmark Channel.
What she means by that … portraying heterosexual relationships, and not same-sex couples. Of course, her remarks are catching a lot of backlash from a number of people and orgs … perhaps most notably from GLAAD, which famously advocates for LGBTQ interests.
GLAAD slammed Candace, saying … “It’s irresponsible and hurtful for Candace Cameron Bure to use tradition as a guise for exclusion. I’d love to have a conversation with Bure about my wife, our kids, and our family’s traditions.” They went on to say CCB is out of touch, while calling on GAF stakeholders to take a stand if they cared about equality/representation.
A GLAAD rep adds, “If GAC Family’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 holds exclusion as one of its values.”
JoJo Siwa — who’s gay, and who also publicly feuded with Candace a few months ago — also spoke out … as did Candace’s ex-costar Jodie Sweetin, who showed solidarity with JS. Hilarie Burton went so far as to call Candace a “bigot” …
So, yeah … big firestorm. Time will tell if Cameron and/or GAF changes course — we know she’s very conservative, and they presumably hired her, at least in part, because of that.
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