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JoJo Siwa Wishes Candace Cameron Bure Would Be 'More Accepting'

JoJo Siwa Wishes Candace Cameron Bure Would Be 'More Accepting'

JoJo Siwa, Candace Cameron Bure
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Siwa says she no longer regrets calling Bure out after bad encounter.


JoJo Siwa isn’t so ready to bury the hatchet with Candace Cameron Bure after all.

Siwa previously kicked up a bit of dust when she alluded to the Full House star being the rudest celebrity she’d ever met, citing a disappointing encounter she had with her when she was 11 and “a big, big fan.” The two talked it out after the claim went viral, and Siwa seemed to walk everything back on her social media.

But now, she feels a little differently.

“I’m okay with calling her out the way that I did,” she said during a recent episode of The Viall Filespodcast. “For awhile I regretted it, but after I found out that article about her not wanting anything to do with LGBTQIA, that’s my people. And I gotta stand up for my people.”

The article in question featured Bure discussing the future of her new network, Great American Family, and whether its original Christmas movies would include LGBTQ+ characters or storylines. Bure noted that they planned to focus on “traditional marriage,” causing an outpouring of frustration with how she responded.

Siwa denounced her remarks at the time, and elaborated more on the podcast.

“Not everything needs to be gay, essentially, but when you’re doing it out of spite to say, ‘Too much is about LGBTQ right now, you guys suck and I want to make a movie about traditional marriage, and you’re not traditional,’ that got to me a little bit,” she admitted.

Bure has also been accused of making “horrifying” comments about HIV while on The View, and recently denied rumors that she had been homophobic towards Miss Benny during Fuller House and even tried to get her removed from the show because her character was queer.

While we don’t know which side of that particular story is true, having to regularly make public statements denying accusations of homophobia doesn’t bode too well.

“I wish she was able to be a little more open, more accepting,” Siwa said.

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