Celebs accused of homophobia and transphobia
Candace Cameron Bure faces backlash after taking anti-LGBTQ stance on Christmas movies
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As if the world weren't difficult enough for the LGBTQ+ community, plenty of celebrities have used their wide-reaching platforms to make homophobic and/or transphobic comments. While some of these remarks appear born out of carelessness, others seemed to have plenty of intent behind them. And whereas some have apologized, others have certainly not.
Candace Cameron Bure, the actress known for 'Full House,' has been serving as the chief creative officer at Great American Family since April 2022. The conservative faith-based cable network channel brought Bure on board to help them develop a number of holiday movies and rom-coms. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal on November 14, she made comments about LGBTQ inclusivity in holiday movies that caused an immediate backlash. Bure was formerly the star of many Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel, which is now starting to include same-sex couples in its productions. Bure, however, stated that she and Great American Family won't be doing the same. "I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” Bure told the WSJ.
In response to the widespread criticism of her interview, Bure gave a lengthy statement in defense of her words. She wrote that she was saddened by the feedback, but said, "given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever." Bure went on to explain that she is open and accepting to all. "My heart yearns to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s huge love for all of us.” While she fiercely expressed her love for all people, she did not express any intention to make more inclusive content at the network.
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