Candace Cameron-Bure walked off the set of The View after an awkward conversation surrounding the controversy about the lack of diversity in the Academy Awards nominations. Sounding off on the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite, Whoopi Goldberg locked heads with a different guest host before the Fuller House actress left the set of The View.
Goldberg and guest host Sunny Hostin disagreed about Jada Pinkett-Smith’s decision to boycott the Oscars, which has stirred a lot of conversation over the last several days. While people were aware that the Oscars basically whitewashed top categories, it was amplified by the boycotting by Jada Pinkett-Smith and director Spike Lee.
As a joke, Cameron-Bure clearly not invested in the conversation at hand, turned to Joy Behar and said, “Hi, Joy. How are you?”
This prompted Goldberg to shoot back at Cameron, “Well you know what, I talk about God, you gotta talk about these damn movies.”
Cameron-Bure responded by saying, “I get it.”
Goldberg then asked the co-host if she needed some orange juice, which she then smiled and nodded at the question.
It should be noted that Cameron-Bure is a devout Christian whose importance in faith has come up several times during the “Hot Topics” panel on The View. Back in October, she defended Joe Kennedy, a praying football coach who was reprimanded for praying on school property.
Cameron-Bure defended the football coach by saying, “In our Constitution, separation of church and state, does not mean that we cannot pray publicly. It actually guarantees our free exercise of religion so that, if it is voluntary, we are allowed to pray wherever we would like to.”
As for Cameron-Bure’s recent appearance on The View, Goldberg clarified that the actress was feeling ill at the time she decided to walk off stage, subtly giving the message that it had nothing to do with the comments made about the lack of diversity.
“We got Candace some orange juice. I’d asked her if she needed something to drink because… she went pale white. So we got her something to drink, and her color’s coming back.”
According to People, who spoke to a source close to the show, Goldberg wasn’t covering her tracks for ABC. It was, in fact, a poorly-timed incident that happened due to Cameron-Bure’s health.
“Candace was really sick all morning leading up to the taping. [The producers] gave her the option to take a sick day, but she thought she could make it through the show. She’s resting now and feeling a lot better.”
The actress also tweeted for concerned viewers.
If it seems like Cameron-Bure is uncomfortable by sitting with a panel that’s half liberal, she’s not.
When Cameron-Bure signed on full-time in November, she told People that her liberal co-hosts, Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg, do a great job of letting people know that their discussions aren’t taken personally by anyone despite their loud and heated debates about various topics. Cameron-Bure went on to say that as soon as the cameras go off that they’re all friends.
She ended her statement on a positive note, saying, “I think it’s really important for society to see that we can have healthy, meaningful debates and treat each other with respect and kindness.”
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