JoJo Siwa blasts Candace Cameron Bure over excluding LGBTQ stories in Christmas movies
This is rude and hurtful to an entire community. “
” “Honestly, after all that happened just a few months back, I can’t believe that she would not create a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA but also talk about it” Siwa, an openly gay woman, stated. “This is rude, and it’s hurtful to the whole community. “
Siwa’s reply comes after Bure assured fans that the two had buried the hatchet in response to Siwa sharing a viral TikTok in July which named Bure the rudest celebrity she has ever seen in Hollywood. The incident had stemmed from Bure denying a then 11-year-old Siwa’s request to take a photo together. “I kind of broke your 11-year-old heart,” Bure addressed Siwa in a video. “I didn’t take a photo with you!” I feel awful. JoJo, I’m so sorry! “
Bure is now the chief creative officer of cable TV network Great American Family. On Tuesday, she stated that her tenure would not include a list of LGBTQ holiday titles. “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” she told the Wall Street Journal.
Bill Abbott, the chief executive of Great American Media, added that “spiritual or faith-based content is grossly underserved” in Hollywood, but did not entirely rule out the inclusion of queer stories in the future. “It’s certainly the year 2022, so we’re aware of the trends,” he said. “There is no whiteboard that says ‘Yes, this’
.JoJo Siwa; Candace Cameron Bure. Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Steven Ferdman/Getty Images. ‘”
JoJo Siwa, Candace Cameron Bure
JoJo Siwa; Candace Cameron Bure
| Credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images; Steven Ferdman/Getty Images
“My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them,” Bure, previously a Hallmark staple, said of her move to GAF. “I knew that Great American Family was a Christian organization that loved the Lord and wanted to promote good family entertainment and faith programming. “
Hilarie Burton, who has starred in a few Hallmark titles, including 2012’s Naughty or Nice, called Bure a “bigot” in response. “Now they’re just openly admitting to their bigotry. Burton tweeted, “I called this s— out years ago when Abbott worked at Hallmark.” “That guy and his network is disgusting. Candy, you too. There’s nothing unusual about same-sex couples. “
Reps for Bure did not immediately respond to EW’s Tuesday request for comment.
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