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Candace Cameron Bure Responds to Backlash Over “Traditional Marriage” Comment, Says There Are Attempts to “Assassinate My Character”

Following backlash over Candace Cameron Bure’s remarks on same-gender {couples} from an interview with The Wall Street Journal, the actress is addressing the feedback.

“All of you who know me, know beyond question that I have great love and affection for all people. It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone,” Bure stated in an announcement Wednesday. “I had also expressed in my interview, which was not included, that people of all ethnicities and identities have and will continue to contribute to the network in great ways both in front of and behind the camera, which I encourage and fully support.”

Her assertion additionally known as out the media for “seeking to divide us” and stated she nonetheless has love for these “who have tried to assassinate my character.”

In the interview with the Journal that was revealed Monday, the Fuller House star says her new community, Great American Family, will “keep traditional marriage at the core” for upcoming vacation initiatives.

The statements shortly drew criticism throughout social media, with Hilarie Burton Morgan and JoJo Siwa calling out Bure. 

“Now they’re just openly admitting their bigotry,” the One Tree Hill and White Collar actress wrote on Twitter.

Bure is understood for her work on Hallmark Channel, together with starring in 10 vacation movies, however introduced earlier this 12 months that she left the community to affix GAF. She now serves as chief inventive officer and stars within the community’s upcoming film A Christmas… Present, set to premiere this month.

Her full assertion follows.

“I wish to handle my feedback on Great American Family’s programming as reported in The Wall Street Journal. All of you who know me, know past query that I’ve nice love and affection for all individuals. It completely breaks my coronary heart that anybody would ever assume I deliberately would need to offend and damage anybody. It saddens me that the media is usually in search of to divide us, even round a topic as comforting and merry as Christmas films. But, given the poisonous local weather in our tradition proper now, I shouldn’t be stunned. We want Christmas greater than ever. 

“I’m a faithful Christian. Which implies that I imagine that each human being bears the picture of God. Because of that, I’m known as to like all individuals, and I do. If me, that I’m an individual who loves fiercely and indiscriminately. My coronary heart yearns to construct bridges and produce individuals one step nearer to God, to like others nicely, and to easily be a mirrored image of God’s big love for all of us. 

“To the members of the media chargeable for utilizing this chance to fan flames of battle and hate, I’ve a easy message: I really like you anyway. To those that hate what I worth and who’re attacking me on-line: I really like you. To those that have tried to assassinate my character: I really like you. To everybody studying this, of any race, creed, sexuality, or political celebration, together with those that have tried to bully me with name-calling, I really like you. 

“I’ve lengthy needed to discover a house for extra faith-based programming. I’m grateful to be an integral a part of a younger and rising community.I had additionally expressed in my interview, which was not included, that individuals of all ethnicities and identities have and can proceed to contribute to the community in nice methods each in entrance of and behind the digital camera, which I encourage and totally assist. I’ve by no means been curious about proselytizing by way of my storytelling, however in celebrating God’s greatness in our lives by way of the tales I inform. 

“The God we serve is a wildly creative and loving God.  He didn’t just capture a small part of my heart, He has captured all of my heart. He will be reflected in everything I do and say; in my family, my work and my interactions with people from all walks of life, God’s love and God’s compassion is front and center. All of that comes from the LOVE that God himself showered upon humanity when he gave the gift of joy and forgiveness on the first Christmas morning 2000 years ago. It is why I love Christmas stories and sharing true joy and true peace with millions of people around the world.  And in the sole motivation of pure love, I hope you’ll join me in sharing God’s hope for all the world this Christmas season. Call that my Christmas wish.” 



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