JoJo Siwa Calls Out Candace Cameron Bure & Receives Support From ‘Fuller House’ Star Jodie Sweetin; GLAAD Issues Statement – Deadline

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JoJo Siwa responds to Candace Cameron Bure’s comments that her Great American Family television movies will focus on “traditional marriage” and not members of the LGBTQ+ community.

“Frankly, after everything that happened a few months ago, I can’t believe that she would not only make a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then talk about it in the press. This is rude and hurtful to an entire community,” Siwa posted on Instagram.

The message received support from Bure’s Full house co-star Jodie Sweetin who replied to the message adding, “You know I love you.”

Siwa and Bure had a bit of a fight earlier this year when a viral video on TikTok broke the Dance moms alum claims the Full house 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 a picture with the dancer and proceeded to take pictures with other people.

Bure contacted Siwa to talk things out and they were able to work things out with Siwa saying that she now understands the pressures of being on a red carpet but didn’t understand at a young age.

Bure’s comments were featured in a Wall Street Journal article in which she reveals the reason she left Hallmark in favor of Great American Family.

“It’s actually a very different network than when I started because of the leadership change,” she told the publication.

Her comments come as Hallmark diversifies his storytelling and premieres his first holiday movie starring a same-sex couple titled The vacation sitter. After Bure’s interview went viral, GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) issued a statement inviting the actor for an interview.

“It is irresponsible and hurtful of Candace Cameron Bure to use tradition as a cover for exclusion,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “I’d like to talk to Bure about my wife, our children, and our family traditions. Bure is out of sync with a growing majority of religious people, including religious LGBTQ people, who know that LGBTQ couples and families deserve love and visibility.”

Ellis said Bure’s “statement is harmful and offensive to LGBTQ employees, as well as employees with LGBTQ friends and family.”

“If GAF’s plan is to deliberately exclude stories about LGBTQ couples, then actors, advertisers, cable and streaming platforms and production companies should take this into account and seriously consider whether they want to be associated with a network that promotes exclusion as one of its considers values.” Ellis concluded.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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