Candace Cameron Bure perked up The View’s audience when she guested on the show as a member of the panelist. Not only is she conservative, but she’s a very outspoken conservative, which is something the show has been missing since Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s departure.
That said, Cameron Bure found out the hard way what happens when a debate causes a bit of controversy. According to Cameron Bure, she received death threats after her polarizing appearance on The View.
For those who missed it, Candace got into an argument with co-panelist Raven-Symone over her views about religious freedom. During the Hot Topics segment on The View, Candace decided to defend an Oregon bakery’s decision to not make a lesbian couple’s cake for their wedding.
At the time, she said, “I don’t think this is discrimination at all. This is about freedom of association.It’s about constitutional rights. It’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.”
Raven-Symone couldn’t hold back her opinion as she spat out, “I refuse to associate with you right now!”
According to Candace Bure, that exchange caused death threats to hail down on her almost immediately.
The Fuller House star told Entertainment Tonight, “I just wish that we all could be respectful to one another regardless of our opinions, especially if they differ from one another. I just wish people would say, ‘Good! You have your opinion and I have mine, but let’s still be nice and kind.'”
She continued, “It can be tricky and difficult. I admit even a few of the days that I was on, there were a lot of hurtful comments.”
That said, it looks like Candace has other things to look forward to. Now that she’s done with her stint on The View, the actress is getting back to business, as she’s set to reprise her role as D.J. Tanner in the spin-off Netflix show Fuller House. The actress just revealed that they started their first table read this week.
Fuller House will revolve around her Full House character, except now she’s all grown up and is trying to raise two boys on her own. D.J. Tanner, now D.J. Tanner-Fuller, recently lost her husband, but with the help of her good friend Kimmy Gibbler (Andrea Barber) and sister Stephanie (Jodie Sweetin), she might be able to pick up the pieces. Almost all of the original cast members are returning, except for the Olsen twins, who played the youngest Tanner sister Michelle. One of the most beloved characters on the show, D.J.’s ex Steve (Scott Weinger) just revealed that he will be in the pilot episode as well.
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