“Honestly, after all that happened just a few month ago, it’s hard to believe that she would create a movie that excludes LGBTQIA+ and then talk about it in press. “This is rude and hurtful for a whole community,” Siwa wrote on Instagram.
The message was supported by Bure’s Fuller House star Jodie sweetin, who responded to the post saying, “You know that I love you.”
Siwa and Bure got into a heated argument earlier this year after a TikTok video showed the Dancing Moms alum saying that Bure was the “rudest celebrity” and attended a red carpet event for the Netflix series. Bure refused to take a photo with the dancer, and began taking photos with other people.
Bure reached out Siwa in order to discuss the matter. Siwa said she now understands how pressure can be on a red carpet, something she didn’t grasp at her young age.
Bure’s comments were published in a Wall Street Journal Article in which she discusses why she left Hallmark to go with Great American Family.
She explained to the publication that it is “a totally different network than when i started” because of the leadership change.
Hallmark is diversifying its storytelling with her comments. It will premiere its first holiday movie, The Holiday Sitter. After Bure’s interview became viral GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), issued a statement inviting Bure to a conversation.
GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis stated that Candace Cameron Bure’s use of tradition as a cover for exclusion is irresponsible. “I would love to talk with Bure about my family, our children, and our traditions. Bure is not in sync with a growing number of people of faith including LGBTQ people who believe that LGBTQ families and couples are worthy of love and visibility.
Ellis stated that Bure’s statement was harmful and insulting to LGBTQ employees as well as those with LGBTQ friends or family.
Ellis stated that GAF intends to deliberately exclude stories about LGBTQ couples. Actors, producers, advertisers, cable and streaming companies, and production companies need to take notice and consider whether they would like to be associated to a network that values exclusion.