Fans have noticed actress Candace Cameron Bure unfollowed her former “Full House” co-star and friend, Jodie Sweetin.
The duo used to follow one other on Instagram, but Bure unfollowed Sweetin earlier this month amid the uproar over Bure’s statements on conventional marriage. Many other celebrities sided with the actress, who had moved from the Hallmark Channel to Great American Family.
When JoJo Siwa posted, “Honestly, I can’t believe after everything that went down just a few months ago, that she would not only create a movie with intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then also talk about it in the press. This is rude and hurtful to a whole community of people,” Sweetin responded to Siwa’s post, saying, “You know I love you.”
These comments were posted as reactions to an interview Bure did with The Wall Street Journal. “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” she told the publication. “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,” she said when asked about the possibility of incorporating LGBTQ storylines on GAC.
Bure and Sweetin portrayed sisters on “Full House,” and they remained friends after the show ended. Many celebrities, like Bure, have been invited to Sweetin’s wedding in 2020.
Now it appears that the former co-stars are at odds ideologically. According to US Weekly, Sweetin re-posted a message from Holly Robinson Peete on her Instagram stories during Thanksgiving weekend, leaving little doubt about where she stands.
“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,” the quoted post from Peete said.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Bure has already clarified her first remarks.
“All of you who know me, know beyond question that I have great love and affection for all people,” she wrote in a November 16 Instagram post. “It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone.
“It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies,” she continued. “But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.”