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JoJo Siwa doubts she'll ever speak to Candace Cameron Bure again for her 'traditional marriage' comments

JoJo Siwa doubts she'll ever speak to Candace Cameron Bure again for her 'traditional marriage' comments

She wants the Full House star to have a meeting with a LGBTQIA organization to broaden her world view.

JoJo Siwa doubts she'll ever speak to Candace Cameron Bure again.

The dancer, singer, actor and YouTuber ripped into the Full House star for her comments about 'traditional marriage'.

Bure caused all sorts of controversy after she was asked about Hallmark's upcoming release of The Holiday Sitter during an interview with The Wall Street Journal.

Bure left Hallmark in April this year to establish her own channel, Great American Family.

When asked if the network would ever implement a LGBTQIA+ love story, she replied: "I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core."

Traditional marriage is, in this context, a union between a man and a woman.


JoJo Siwa initially said the comments were 'rude and hurtful to a whole community of people'.

But now, she's told People magazine: “We have not [talked], and I don’t think we ever will again.

“I...want her to have a conversation with GLAAD. I think that Candace having a conversation with [CEO Sarah Kate Ellis] would be not only eye-opening to Candace but eye-opening to a whole world of people who might have those same beliefs.”

But Candace Cameron Bure doesn't think there's anything wrong with what she initially said.

In a statement provided to LADbible, Bure claims that 'toxic climate in our culture' has caused the 'media' to misconstrue her remarks.

She said: "I would like to address my comments on Great American Family’s programming as reported in The Wall Street Journal.

Jojo Siwa.
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"All of you who know me, know beyond question that I have great love and affection for all people.

"It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone.

"It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies.

"But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.

"I am a devoted Christian. Which means that I believe that every human being bears the image of God. Because of that, I am called to love all people, and I do. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately.

"My heart yearns to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s huge love for all of us.

"To the members of the media responsible for using this opportunity to fan flames of conflict and hate, I have a simple message: I love you anyway.

Candace Cameron Bure.
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"To those who hate what I value and who are attacking me online: I love you. To those who have tried to assassinate my character: I love you.

"To everyone reading this, of any race, creed, sexuality, or political party, including those who have tried to bully me with name-calling, I love you.

"I have long wanted to find a home for more faith-based programming. I am grateful to be an integral part of a young and growing network."

She added: "I had also expressed in my interview, which was not included, that people of all ethnicities and identities have and will continue to contribute to the network in great ways both in front of and behind the camera, which I encourage and fully support.

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Topics: Celebrity, LGBTQ