Candace Cameron Bure under fire for saying Great American Family network will focus on ‘traditional marriage’ instead of gay couples – as actress Hilarie Burton calls her a ‘bigot’

  • Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire for saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles
  • Bure said she expected the Great American Family network, the new media company she is now making Christmas movies with, to ‘keep traditional marriage at the core’ 
  • Actress Hilarie Burton slammed Bure on Twitter after her interview was published, calling her a ‘bigot’ 
  • ‘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,’ she wrote in the tweet 

Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire for saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles. 

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bure revealed she expected the Great American Family network, the media company she is now making Christmas movies with, will ‘keep traditional marriage at the core.’ 

Bure, 46, had long been the star of numerous Hallmark holiday films but recently departed the network for Great American Family, which WSJ described as ‘the God-and-country alternative for holiday entertainment.’ 

Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire after saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles - with Hilarie Burton calling her a 'bigot'

Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire after saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles – with Hilarie Burton calling her a ‘bigot’ 

‘With a name that conjures red-state pride and content that embraces faith, the channel is presenting itself as the choice for Christians who think Hollywood is ruining Christmas,’ writes WSJ of the network. 

Candace said she was yearning to shoot films with ‘more meaning’ and aligned herself with Great American Family due to their vision for faith-based programming. 

‘My heart wants to tell stories that have more meaning and purpose and depth behind them. 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,’ she said in the profile. 

Actress Hilarie Burton slammed Bure on Twitter after her interview was published, calling her a ‘bigot.’ 

‘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,’ she wrote in the tweet. 

‘Now they’re just openly admitting their bigotry,’ Hilarie also wrote in a separate tweet. ‘I called this s**t out years ago when Abbott was at Hallmark. Glad they dumped him. Being LGBTQ isn’t a ‘trend’. That guy and his network are disgusting. You too Candy. There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.’

Actress Hilarie Burton called Bure a 'bigot' after the Full House vet predicted the Great American Family network, the media company she is now making Christmas movies with, will 'keep traditional marriage at the core

Actress Hilarie Burton called Bure a ‘bigot’ after the Full House vet predicted the Great American Family network, the media company she is now making Christmas movies with, will ‘keep traditional marriage at the core

Hallmark staple: Bure, 46, had long been the star of numerous Hallmark holiday films but recently departed the network for Great American Family, which WSJ described as 'the God-and-country alternative for holiday entertainment'

Hallmark staple: Bure, 46, had long been the star of numerous Hallmark holiday films but recently departed the network for Great American Family, which WSJ described as ‘the God-and-country alternative for holiday entertainment’ 

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