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Candace Cameron Bure Denies Miss Benny's Claims of Homophobia

Candace Cameron Bure Denies Miss Benny's Claims of Homophobia

Miss Benny (L) and Candace Cameron Bure (R)
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“I never asked Miss Benny’s character to be removed from Fuller House," Bure said.

Candace Cameron Bure has come out with a statement refuting claims that she tried to get Fuller House guest star Miss Benny’s queer character kicked off the Netflix show while it was still in production.

Miss Benny, who played Casey, the franchise's first gay character, posted a TikTok video on Thursday where she opened up about a conversation she had with the writers of Fuller House. She never mentioned Bure by name, but savvy fans quickly figured it out.

In the video, Miss Benny responds to a fans comment asking if Bure was homophobic by saying, "One of the Tanner sisters was very publicly... not for the girls, if that makes sense."

The Glamourous star, who came out as transgender earlier this year, continued saying that she had a conversation with the Fuller House writers who told her that someone on the show allegedly tried to have her queer character removed from the show and that this person’s fan base may try to target her.

"The fact that this teenage actor who's coming in to make jokes about wearing a scarf is suddenly a target from an adult is crazy to me," the 24-year-old said of her experience.

@ihatemissbenny Replying to @Teddy Bear queue some nervous fidgeting. #fullerhouse #greenscreen #candacebure ♬ original sound - Miss Benny

Bure, 47, who reprised her role as DJ Tanner for the revival show, issued an exclusive statement to People that denies these allegations. Bure says that the two had only limited interactions while on the set of Fuller House and wishes Miss Benny “only the best.”

“I never asked Miss Benny’s character to be removed from Fuller House and did not ask the writers, producers or studio executives to not have queer characters on the show,” Bure said in her statement to the outlet.

She continued saying that the show was open to a “wide range of characters” and explained that she thought “Miss Benny did a great job as ‘Casey’ on the show.”

“We didn’t share any scenes together, so we didn’t get a chance to talk much while filming on set,” she said. “I wish Miss Benny only the best.”

But this is not the first time Bure has been accused of being homophobic. The former Christmas movie mainstay is now starring in movies on the Great American Family Network, a rival to the Hallmark channel that cropped after they started being more inclusive.

Last year, Bure faced criticism after she told the Wall Street Journal that the network “will keep traditional marriage at the core.”

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Ariel Messman-Rucker

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.

Ariel Messman-Rucker is an Oakland-born journalist who now calls the Pacific Northwest her home. When she’s not writing about politics and queer pop culture, she can be found reading, hiking, or talking about horror movies with the Zombie Grrlz Horror Podcast Network.