When fans of Full House learned that Netflix had given the green light to a reboot called Fuller House, they were thrilled. But some aren’t so thrilled with the sexual innuendos and racy scenes that prevail in that fictional House, and they’re bashing Candace Cameron-Bure as a result, according to Fox News.
Those fans are urging that the second season change to a more family-friendly format.
“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,” complained one annoyed fan. “I’m hoping season 2 is more family friendly.”
“Another disappointed viewer here. 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. Please cut the other stuff out.”
As for verbal attacks on Candace specifically, some viewers pointed to the fact that Bure has been outspoken about her conservative Christian beliefs. As a result, those viewers are asking Candace to be more in touch with her religious beliefs when it comes to her role in Fuller House.
“Hope you stand up for your Christian convictions and clean up the language, wardrobe, alcohol references, and multiple love interests story lines,” pleaded one such viewer to Bure.
But is it really Candace around whom the sexy script revolves? Analyzing what Bure does in the role, pop culture expert Lisa Durden feels that it’s the character Bure plays who is responsible for most of the sexual content, as well as the show in general.
“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.”
Moreover, Durden contends that Candace is sending a mixed message. Bure previously emphasized that her goal for her children is to honor God, but are those family values reflected in the role she plays on Fuller House?
Durden takes issue with the clash between such comments and Fuller House.
“She can’t have it both ways,” argued the pop culture expert. “Candace can’t claim to be a Christian in her everyday life, then throw her family values under the bus for a role in a TV show.”
Is it possible that one path to returning Fuller House to its original tone during Season 2 is to bring back Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, who throughout their childhood teamed up to play the role of Michelle Tanner?
Some of the reasons why the Olsen twins opted out of the first season recently were unveiled by People.
Starting when they were only 9-months, Mary-Kate and Ashley played Full House‘s Michelle from 1987 to 1995. But Ashley was the one who did not feel at ease returning.
“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 to People. “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.’ “
It was that combination of factors that caused the Olsen twins to opt out. But even if the timing is right for the second season, will that change how Ashley feels?
One issue is that Ashley also has been reported to have been diagnosed with Lyme disease, according to sources cited by Fox News.
That diagnosis caused Olsen to remove herself from the public spotlight to take care of herself.
“She was diagnosed in the very late stages so early detection measures weren’t options for her,” explained the source. “She’s really going through it.”
In addition, the Independent quoted an insider who revealed that Ashley had been absent from work due to the Lyme disease.
“She’s really sick. It’s gotten worse,” revealed the insider. ”When she does come to work, she looks haggard and dishevelled. And she’s often moody. Ashley’s having a very rough time right now.”
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