Hilarie Burton calls Candace Cameron Bure ‘bigot’ over marriage views
Hilarie Burton called Candace Cameron Bure a “bigot” over her comments about representing “traditional marriages” onscreen.
The “One Tree Hill” alum responded to a Wall Street Journal interview in which Bure mentioned the Good American Family network does not feature same-sex couples at the forefront of their projects, accusing Bure on Monday of “openly admitting [her] bigotry.”
Burton, 40, wrote, “I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. But sure. Make your money, honey.
“You ride that prejudice wave all the way to the bank,” the former “Total Request Live” host continued.
Burton also spoke out against the network’s CEO, Bill Abbott, who told the outlet that he was “aware of the trends.”
The “True Crime Story” host clarified that “being LGBTQ+ isn’t a ‘trend,’” adding, “That guy and his network are disgusting. You too Candy. There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.”
Burton claimed to have “called this s–t out years ago” when Abbott was employed by the Hallmark network.
“I’m glad they dumped him,” the actress wrote.
Bure announced her Hallmark exit in April after more than 10 years and 30 movies, subsequently transitioning to the Great American Family network.
“I’m very excited to develop heartwarming family and faith-filled programming and make the kind of stories my family and I love to watch,” the “Full House” alum said in a statement at the time. “GAC fits my brand perfectly; we share a vision of creating compelling wholesome content.”
Bure further explained her decision to The Wall Street Journal on Monday, saying she “knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”
The “Dancing With the Stars” alum noted, “My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them.”
Previously, Bure said on a 2016 panel that she was “100 percent on board” with working on projects including same-sex couples.
“I support all things that we go through as human beings and would love all our characters to explore whatever issues that are current in our culture and our society,” she explained at the time.
The following year later, the former “View” co-host wrote via Instagram that she isn’t homophobic.
“Loving Jesus doesn’t mean I hate gay people or anyone,” she wrote in 2017.
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