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Jami Ganz

Candace Cameron Bure denies claims of homophobia by transgender actress Miss Benny

Candace Cameron Bure is denying allegations of bigotry levied against her by transgender actress Miss Benny.

The “Full House” alum, 47, told People that she did not try to have the 24-year-old “Glamorous” star removed from the Netflix spinoff, “Fuller House,” contradicting the latter’s version of events.

“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,” read Bure’s statement, noting that the streamer revival “has always welcomed a wide range of characters.”

Bure, who played DJ Tanner on both shows, went on to praise the “great” performance of Miss Benny, who came out as transgender last month. The younger actress played the historic role of Casey, the franchise’s first-ever gay character.

“We didn’t share any scenes together, so we didn’t get a chance to talk much while filming on set,” said Bure, whose older brother is “Growing Pains” star-turned-televangelist Kirk Cameron. “I wish Miss Benny only the best.”

Miss Benny took to TikTok this week to respond to a fan who asked whether Bure was “homophobic.”

“One of the Tanner sisters is like very publicly... not for the girls,” Miss Benny said, without explicitly naming Bure. “I remember I got sat down by the writers and the studio to basically warn me how this person allegedly was trying to get the character removed and not have a queer character on the show.”

“So, to this day, despite working on the show every day for two weeks straight, I have only had a conversation with one of the Tanner sisters,” Miss Benny added, most likely referring to Jodie Sweetin, who played Stephanie Tanner, the younger sister to Bure’s DJ.

Bure last year was embroiled in multiple controversies involving the LGBTQ community.

YouTube star JoJo Siwa, who is queer and pansexual, had a back and forth with Bure after referring to her as one of the “rudest” celebrities she had met. Bure apologized and the two exchanged an olive branch, only for the former to team up with the Great American Family channel in the hopes of prioritizing “traditional marriage” in holiday content.

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