A hill of trees‘s Hilari Burton called out Full house‘s Candace Cameron Bure following recent comments she made about “traditional marriage” and the Great American Family television network.
In conversation with the Wall Street JournalBure explained her decision to leave the Hallmark Channel and sign a big deal with the Great American Family network.
One thing she specifically pointed out as a selling point for GAC was the fact that the network will not portray same-sex relationships in its films or television shows, saying, “I think Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at its core.”
She continued, “I knew the people behind Great American Family were Christians who loved the Lord and wanted to promote faith programs and good family entertainment.”
Apparently, her comments drew some criticism, and Burton took to Twitter to express her feelings.
“Biggot. I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. Why, surely. Earn your money honey. You’re riding this prejudice wave to the bank,” the actress wrote.
GAC CEO, Bill Abbottalso made some comments on LGBTQ+ relationships in the interview, calling same-sex couples a “trend.”
He said: “It’s certainly 2022, so we’re aware of the trends.”
In response, Burton wrote: “Now they just openly admit their bigotry. I challenged that shit years ago when Abbott was at Hallmark. I’m glad they left him. Being LGBTQ is not a ‘trend’. This guy and his network is disgusting. You too, candy. There’s nothing untraditional about same-sex couples.”
Back in late 2019, Burton claimed she was “let go” by a Hallmark project because she was pushing for inclusivity.
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“I had insisted on an LGBTQ character, an interracial couple and diverse casting. I was polite, direct and professional. But after the guys in charge made their comments on the script and NONE of my… requests were honored, I was told, ‘take it or leave it,'” she recalled.
Burton continued, “The bigotry comes from above and permeates the whole deal over there,” before praising Lifetime for becoming more inclusive.
Her statements in 2019 came shortly after Hallmark received backlash for pulling an ad showing a same-sex couple kissing at their wedding, according to CNN.
Since then, Hallmark has strived to be more diverse and inclusive, which appears to have been a factor in Bure’s decision to move to GAC.
As for that A hill of trees alum, she was praised for standing up for her values at the time, with even more people backing her recent statements about Bure.
One person wrote in response: “I always knew you were amazing when you watch OTH. Thank you for speaking for those of us who for some reason cannot speak as loudly or as strongly. Was going to say that, you know, just in case Twitter suddenly shuts down.”