firing back. CandaceCameron afterwards replied Hilary Burton Morgan called her a “fanatic” for her comments about “traditional marriage.”
“All who know me know without any doubt that I have great love and affection for all people,” said the former outlook The 46-year-old cohost began Wednesday, November 16, with a lengthy statement shared via Instagram. “It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I was intentionally trying to offend and hurt someone. It saddens me that the media often tries to divide us, even when it comes to a topic as comforting and happy as Christmas movies. But given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.”
She continued, “I am a devoted Christian. This means that I believe that every human being is made in the image of God. For this reason I am called to love all people and I do that. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately. My heart longs to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well and just be a reflection of God’s great love for us all.”
Cameron Bure didn’t address Burton Morgan, 40, by name, but she called out “those who hate what I value and who are attacking me online” and “those who tried to murder my character”. She added: “To everyone reading this, regardless of race, creed, sexuality or political party, including those who have tried to bully me by name, I love you.”
The California native also went on to explain her move to Great American Family, implying that her comments in the original interview were taken out of context.
“I have long wanted to find a home for more faith-based programs,” she wrote. “I am grateful to be part of a young and growing network. I had also expressed in my interview, which was not included, that people of all ethnicities and identities both on and off camera have contributed and will continue to contribute in great ways to the network, which I encourage and fully support. I have never been interested in proselytizing through my storytelling, but in celebrating God’s greatness in our lives through the stories I tell.”
She ended by explaining her relationship with God and why she loves Christmas. “[God] will be reflected in everything I do and say; God’s love and compassion are central in my family, my work, and my interactions with people from all walks of life,” she wrote. “All of this comes from the LOVE that God Himself showered upon mankind when He gave the gift of joy and forgiveness on Christmas morning 2000 years ago. That’s why I love Christmas stories and share true joy and peace with millions of people around the world. And in the sole motivation of pure love, I hope you will join me in sharing God’s hope for the whole world this Christmas season. Call that my Christmas wish.”
The drama began on Monday November 14 when the fuller house Alum detailed her move to Great American Family in an interview with The Wall Street Journal‘s WSJ. magazine. “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth,” she told the outlet. “I knew the people behind Great American Family were Christians who loved the Lord and wanted to promote faith programs and good family entertainment.”
Cameron Bure announced her departure from Hallmark in April after 13 years with the network. Their new home, Great American Media, was co-founded by Bill Abbott 2021 and includes the channels Great American Family and Great American Living. Abbott, 60, was previously CEO of Hallmark Media but left the company in 2020 after a controversy over the removal of an ad featuring a same-sex couple.
In her interview with WSJ, the Kind of wonderful The actress said that Hallmark is “fundamentally a completely different network than it was in my day because of the change in leadership.” She also hinted that Great American Family would not make the same content diversity efforts that Hallmark has made in recent months, saying, “I think Great American Family will keep the traditional marriage at its core.”
For his part, Abbott added: “It’s certainly 2022, so we’re aware of the trends. There’s no whiteboard that says ‘Yes, that’ or ‘No, we’re never going to get here’.”
After the article appeared online, Burton slammed Morgan Abbott and Cameron Bure via social media. “Now they just openly admit their bigotry,” he said A hill of trees alum tweeted on Monday. “I called that out years ago when Abbott was at Hallmark. Good thing they dropped him. Being LGBTQ is not a “trend”. This guy and his network are disgusting. You too, candy. There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.”
In a second tweet, she explicitly called it out Full house Veteran writing: “Bigot. I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. Why, surely. Earn your money honey. You ride this wave of prejudice to the bank.”
After Burton Morgan’s social media posts made headlines, JoJo Siwa chimed in with her own perspective on the situation. Cameron Bure and the Masked Singer Alum, 19, previously exchanged words after Siwa identified that Secrets of the Aurora Tea Garden Star as the “rudest celebrity” she’d ever met.
“Honestly, after everything that happened a few months ago, I can’t believe she wouldn’t just do one movie with it [the] Intention to exclude LGBTQIA+, but then also to talk about it in the press”, the former Dancing Moms star wrote via Instagram on Tuesday, November 15, along with a screenshot of an article detailing Cameron Bure’s remarks. “This is rude and hurtful to an entire community of people.”
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