The family fighting continues between Full House actors Candace Cameron Bure and her TV sister Jodie Sweetin. When Bure discussed her move to GAF, Sweetin voiced support for those condemning Bure’s words. The conflict went a step further now, as Bure recently unfollowed Sweetin on social media.
Typically, Sweetin and Bure have followed each other on social media platforms and stayed involved in each other’s lives. There was unity among the Full House cast when Bob Saget died and Bure was among the rest of the Tanner family to witness Sweetin marrying Mescal Wasilewski this summer. Now, things seemed to have taken a few steps back.
Candace Cameron Bure unfollows Jodie Sweetin on social media
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“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” Bure explained of her move from Hallmark, where she starred in multiple Christmas films over the years. “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.”
Other public figures responded to Bure’s decision and wording and felt it isolated same-sex couples, who had been getting more prominent spotlights on Hallmark recently. Among these detractors was JoJo Siwa and Sweetin responded to Siwa’s condemnation with “You know I love you.” After this, it has been reported that Bure unfollowed Sweetin, though as of Monday, November 28, Sweetin still follows Bure.
Response from Bure
After the fallout from her comments, Bure issued a statement saying that her comments were being misrepresented. “I have a simple message: I love you anyway,” she said, continuing, “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.”
On her own social media, Sweetin shared a post from Holly Robinson Peete that said, “There was a time when the words ‘tradition’ and ‘traditional’ were used to denigrate others … And to justify discriminatory laws like it wasn’t ‘traditional’ for people to marry interracially. So when we hear the words ‘traditional’ marriage to describe one type of marriage, it belittles the love and commitment that many legally married people have for each other and it triggers many of us to a time that we remember how the word ‘tradition’ was cloaked in Christianity and we were basically told that God didn’t want equality for all.”