It is probably reasonable to assume that Hilarie Burton will not be watching Candace Cameron Bure’s new Christmas movie when it premieres on the Great American Family (GAF) channel at the end of this month. Bure gave an interview to the Wall Street Journal in which she discussed her decision to leave the Hallmark Channel after ten years in order to join a new network that was more in line with her religious beliefs.
Bure, who is now 46 years old, has stated that “my heart wants to tell stories that have more significance, purpose, and depth behind them.” “I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians who love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and wonderful family entertainment,” you said. “Great American Family is a Christian-based television network.”
Bure was labeled a “bigot” by Burton when he read a headline about an interview with a former cast member of Full House.
According to a tweet posted by the actor from One Tree Hill, “I don’t remember Jesus like hypocrites like Candy.” “But by all means, make your money, honey; you’ll ride that tsunami of prejudice all the way to the bank.”
Jojo Siwa has added her two cents to the conversation around Bure’s remarks. After the former Dancing With the Stars contestant, age 19, labeled Bure the “rudest” celebrity she had ever encountered, the two engaged in a public spat throughout the course of the summer.
“I can’t believe after everything that went down just a few months ago, that she would not only create a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+ but then also talk about it in the press,” Siwa, who came out as gay earlier this year, wrote. “I can’t believe after everything that went down just a few months ago, that she would not only create a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+.” “This is not only impolite but also harmful to an entire group of individuals.”
It would appear that Bure’s controversial comments were in response to a comment she made about GAF producing material portraying “conventional” partnerships. Hallmark, now that it’s under new management, has been shifting its focus toward more forward-thinking themes. The Holiday Sitter, the first original holiday film produced by the network and showcasing an LGBTQ love story, will make its premiere during this holiday season. Bure, who was known as the unofficial queen of Christmas at Hallmark, left the company in the same year that GAF began its rebranding efforts.
Bure would give the WSJ any further information behind his departure from the Hallmark Channel, but he did remark the following: “It basically is a completely different network than when I joined because of the shift in leadership.”
On the other hand, Bure has stated that her new home will not focus on same-sex couples, stating, “I think that Great American Family will preserve traditional marriage at the core.”
The following comment was sent by a spokesman for Hallmark, who added that the firm is devoted to telling diverse stories: “We want all viewers to see themselves in our programs, and everyone is welcome.”
Whoever follows Bure on social media shouldn’t be taken aback by the things she says. The former co-host of The View isn’t shy about putting her Christian religion front and center on social media, both figuratively and practically. Even a Candace Cameron Bure-branded Bible may be purchased from the actress.
Bure stated in a statement that she was leaving Hallmark because she felt that Great American Media (GAM), the company that owns GAF, “fits my brand perfectly.”
“I am continuously looking for ways that I can encourage people to live their lives with purpose,” she said. “I am extremely excited to build an uplifting family and faith-filled programs and make the kind of tales my family and I love to watch.”
Bure went on to say that his cooperation with GAM is all about providing “great, quality entertainment with a positive message.” “We share a vision of generating captivating wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programs for and with the whole family,” he said.