Jojo Siwa echoes Candace Cameron Burr’s comments that her TV series about the great American family will focus on “traditional marriage” and not members of the LGBTQ+ community.
“Honestly, I can’t believe after everything that came out just a few months ago, that he would not only make a film with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then talk about it in the press. It is rude and harmful to the entire community of people,” Siva posted on Instagram.
The message received support from Bure’s fuller house Co-worker Judy Sweetin responded to the post, adding, “You know I love you.”
Siva and Bori had a bit of a spat earlier this year when a video went viral on TikTok dancing mother alum claims fuller house The actor was “the most unlucky character”. It turns out that when Siva was 11 years old, she attended a red carpet for a Netflix series and asked Burr for a photo. Bor refused to take a picture with the dancer and went to take pictures with other people.
Bure ran into Siva to talk things out and they managed to clear it up with Siva saying that he understands the pressure of being on the red carpet now but didn’t when he was younger.
Borre’s comments are featured in a Wall Street Journal article where he outlines his reasons for leaving Hallmark in favor of Big American Family.
“It’s basically a completely different network than when I started because of the leadership change,” she told the publication.
Her comments come as Hallmark diversifies its storytelling and is set to premiere its first holiday movie starring a same-sex couple. A vacation sitter. After Bure’s interview was published, GLAAD (Gay Alliance Against Defamation) issued a statement inviting the actor to speak.
“It is irresponsible and offensive for Candice Cameron Burr to use tradition as a tool for exclusion,” said GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “I want to talk to Bure about my wife, children and our family traditions. Bure is not in sync with the growing majority of people of faith, including people of LGBTQ faith, who understand LGBTQ couples and families. Loveable and watchable.
Ellis said Burr’s statement was “hurtful and insulting to LGBTQ employees as well as employees with LGBTQ friends and family.”
“If GAF’s plan is to intentionally exclude stories about LGBTQ couples, then actors, advertisers, cable and streaming platforms, and production companies should take note and seriously consider whether They want to belong to a network that has exclusivity as a value,” Ellis concluded.