Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen disappointed fans when news broke that the Olsen twins had decided not to enhance the Full House reboot with their presence. But with the announcement that Fuller House has been confirmed for Season 2, John Stamos isn’t giving up hope that he can persuade Mary-Kate and Ashley to join the team, according to Cinema Blend.
The signal that fans interpreted as an attempt from Stamos to get the Olsen twins to say yes came during a Throwback Thursday video post from John that represents Full House‘s golden years, which shows the impossibly adorable twins.
Hint: The caption and hashtags.
“Say my name” #StamosHomeMovies #Fullerhouse #MkAshley,” wrote John.
In addition, Stamos has previously commented on his hope that Mary-Kate and Ashley would appear on the Netflix revival along with the rest of the cast.
Fans responding to the Instagram post shared their dreams that the Olsen twins would appear in the second season of Fuller House as well.
“Wishing they’d come back for [season] two but i still understand why if not,” wrote one fan.
“I’m crying I’m going to miss [them],” shared another.
However, rumors continue that the Olsen twins will reprise their role of Michelle Tanner and appear in cameo roles on the second season of Fuller House, according to Hollywood Take.
Part of the reason for those rumors is Stamos.
“They’re totally welcome,” emphasized John. “I was going to see Ashley last night and beg her to be on the show. I have a good feeling about it.”
After acting in Full House, Mary-Kate and Ashley took roles ranging from TV to film. But since making the decision to stop acting, they’ve immersed themselves in the fashion world. That decision to segue from performing to designing served as the reason for the absence of Michelle on Fuller House.
“She’s busy running her fashion empire in New York,” was the line used to cover up the MIA Michelle on Fuller House.
However, that fashion career actually was only one reason that Mary-Kate and Ashley gave when they were invited to sign up for Fuller House.
“Ashley said, ‘I have not been in front of a camera since I was 17, and I don’t feel comfortable acting,’ ” revealed executive producer Bob Boyett.
That left Mary-Kate to acknowledge that her twin did not want to participate, potentially giving her the chance to take on the role alone. However, Mary-Kate cited the timing as the issue.
“Mary-Kate said, ‘It would have to be me because Ash doesn’t want to do it. But the timing is so bad for us,’ ” added Boyett in recounting his conversation with the Olsen twins about Fuller House.
One possible reason why Ashley didn’t want to participate? She was diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to a source cited by Fox News.
That caused Olsen to exit the spotlight to care for herself.
“She was diagnosed in the very late stages so early detection measures weren’t options for her,” said the source. “She’s really going through it.”
While the Olsen twins still haven’t revealed whether they’ll make Fuller House fuller, Candace Cameron Bure is getting her own backlash, according to Fox News.
An increasing number of viewers are upset with the swearing and remarks that have sexual connotations, and some are directing their complaints to Candace because of her known Christian faith.
“The light swearing and continual sexual innuendos in ‘Fuller House’ were too much for my 8 and 6 year old daughters who are so obsessed with Full House,” contended one viewer.
Another requested that the show take Season 2 and make it more family-friendly.
“Please make season 2 appropriate for family viewing. I don’t want political correctness (same-gender kissing etc), sexual innuendos, masturbation references, sexy dancing, and drinking. I want the cheesy jokes, hugs, and silly scenarios that ‘Full House’ is known and loved for.”
But it’s Candace, who has been candid about her religious faith, that’s taking on much of the heat. Some fans addressed her directly in the criticism.
“Hope you stand up for your Christian convictions and clean up the language, wardrobe, alcohol references, and multiple love interests story lines,” urged one such fan.
A pop culture expert, Lisa Durden, analyzed the character that Bure plays and noted the racy storylines that contribute to the image that the show is not family-friendly.
“She kisses various random men during her dating escapades, rather than trying to get to know the person in order to forge a committed relationship. Not to mention that the entire show is filled with characters drinking, fornicating and all out debauchery.”
For Candace’s Christian fans who feel offended, Variety TV reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister suggested that the Fuller House actress use her role on The View to make a statement. Bure previously had spoken out about her religious beliefs.
“In all things you do, honor the Lord, and in all things you do, work hard,” said Candace. “It really is all about the effort you put in while keeping your integrity and your character. That’s why first and foremost I want my kids to respect themselves and honor God and to then just work hard.”
Ironically, the complaints about the sexual connotations in Fuller House come just as Bure opened up about her sex life to In Touch.
“We have lots of sex!” boasted Candace. “I’m gone half the week, so when I’m home, we have to keep things alive. My husband and I like to have fun with each other.”
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