JoJo Siwa says there’s little chance she’ll talk to Candace Cameron Bure again after her controversial comments about “traditional marriage.”
‘We do not have [talked]and I don’t think we’ll ever do it again,” Siwa, 19, told People.
“That’s what’s fucked up,” he continued. ‘If you don’t like gay marriage, do your thing girl. You’re religious, do your thing girl. Of course, I would like everyone to do what they want to do. But deliberately excluding someone because of what they love, that’s bullshit.
No contact: JoJo Siwa says there’s little chance she’ll talk to Candace Cameron Bure again following her controversial comments about ‘traditional marriage’
Siwa suggested that Bure contact GLAAD President and CEO Kate Ellis to work things out. Ellis previously offered to speak with the actress “about my wife, our children and our family traditions” in a statement in response to the controversy.
“That’s what I’d like Candace to do,” Siwa said. ‘I would like you to have a conversation with GLAAD. Because even though I’m educated, GLAAD is an amazing organization. Sarah is a genius when it comes to the gay community. And I think that Candace having a conversation with her would not only open Candace’s eyes, but it would open the eyes of a whole world of people who might have the same beliefs.’
Last week, Bure came under fire after revealing in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that she anticipated her new Christian television network would refrain from featuring gay couples in leading roles.
Siwa’s issue with Bure, 46, goes beyond the comments: Over the summer, the dancer, who came out as part of the LGBTQ community last year, called the Full House actress the “rudesest celebrity.” that I had known
Controversy: Candace Cameron Bure faced backlash last week after anticipating that her new television network would refrain from featuring same-sex couples in leading roles.
Speaking to the cameras last week, JoJo proudly revealed that she was “inspired by what’s going on” when selecting her outfit. The rainbow became the symbol of the gay rights movement in 1978.
“Here’s the thing, it’s not like every movie has to have LGBTQIA representation or a love story, that’s not the case. But saying publicly that you want the great American Christmas to be all about heterosexual marriage again. It’s a little off,” she said.
JoJo admitted that she struggled to give him the benefit of the doubt, calling the comments “rude” to an “entire community of people.”
“It’s no secret that I said she was the rudest celeb to me a few months ago but now what she did was really rude not to me but to a whole community of people and a whole family of people and honestly all day today I tried to find a way to give him a little bit of, “Well, maybe it was on this intent, well, maybe with this intent,” but honestly, it’s screwed up. It’s just a little screwed up.
Christmas Staple: Bure announced he was leaving the Hallmark Channel in April, two years after the network released its first LGBTQ Christmas movie featuring a lead gay couple; featured in Switched For Christmas
When it was noted that the Christian faith is all about love, JoJo agreed, but added that kindness was the key.
“You can have your religious beliefs and you can have anything you want to believe in, but you can also be kind to others.”
JoJo could barely contain her laughter when she addressed Bure’s comments on her Instagram Stories.
The reality star insisted she was “embarrassed” by the Full House vet.
“Your article, I’m really cracking up about that, says, ‘I think the Great American Family or whatever their movie is, will keep traditional marriage at the center. It’s just embarrassing! I’m embarrassed, like for her,” he said with a laugh.
It’s personal: Siwa previously said Candace was the ‘rudesest celebrity’ she’s ever met
She added: ‘It’s just funny to me, that someone, I mean, is a Candace quote, but someone said, “Yeah! Yeah, that’s a great idea!” In the meantime, I’m here like a walking Pride flag, I’ve got my socks on!
JoJo had already slammed Candace earlier that day, posting on her Instagram Stories: ‘I honestly can’t believe after everything that happened 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. This is rude and hurtful to an entire community of people.’
In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Candace anticipated that the new television network she works for, Great American Family, would not feature gay couples in lead roles, unlike the Hallmark Channel.
Firestorm: Backlash came from all corners of the internet, with celebrities and the Twitterverse criticizing Bure for the comments.
“I think the Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the center,” he told the WSJ.
Bure announced that he would be leaving the Hallmark Channel in April, two years after the network released its first LGBTQ Christmas movie with a leading gay couple.
Backlash came from all corners of the internet, with celebrities and the Twitterverse blasting Bure for the comments.
Hallmark released their first feature film featuring a gay couple, The Christmas House, in 2020. This year they will release their first feature film Christmas feature gay couple, The Holiday Sitter.
‘It’s just embarrassing!’ JoJo could barely contain her laughter when he addressed the matter on her IG Stories.
Pride! Siwa declared: ‘In the meantime, I’m here as a walking pride flag, I’ve got my socks on!’
Bure has since responded to criticism for his statements that his new television home, Great American Family, would not feature gay couples in leading roles.
In a lengthy statement provided to People on Wednesday, Bure defended herself and the network, saying the backlash from stars like JoJo and Hilarie Burton “breaks my heart.”
While Bure, 46, claimed that people of “all ethnicities and identities” could “contribute to the network” both on screen and behind the camera, he appeared to avoid the topic of Great American Family’s apparent ban on gay main characters. while he claimed that the backlash was created by the ‘media’, rather than the stars who took issue with his previous statements about the network to the WSJ.
JoJo’s issues with Candace are personal.
In late July, the star shared a video calling the Full House star the “badassest celebrity I’ve ever met” that unexpectedly went viral. They would each share her version of her story before Bure sent her a DM to address the situation, reassuring the actress as to her position.
Speaking with E! News in October, JoJo said that he had “moved on” from the feud.
‘I’ll be honest. I haven’t talked to her at all since the whole thing. [went down]. I believe she is alive and thriving. I think I’m alive and thriving.
When asked to explain if things were okay between the two, Siwa (born Joelle Joanie Siwa) laughed it off, ending the controversy: “Are we…civilians? I don’t know. I’ve had, like, three issues since that, so we moved on.
JoJo came out as part of the LGBTQ community last year, explaining shortly after that she was “technically” pansexual.
“I like queer,” he told People last year. “Technically, I’d say I’m pansexual because that’s how I’ve always been my whole life, my human is my human.”
Fight: In late July, the star shared a video calling the Full House star the ‘badassest celebrity I’ve ever met’ that unexpectedly went viral