Over the past year, Candace Cameron Bure has been called out a few times by other celebrities, first for allegedly being “rude” to JoJo Siwa following the Fuller House premiere and then for comments about “traditional marriage” and featuring LGBTQ+ characters in Great American Family’s Christmas movies. Now Glamorous actress Miss Benny has spoken out about her time on Bure’s Netflix spinoff, accusing the D.J. Tanner portrayer of trying to get her kicked off the show, and Bure responded.
Miss Benny appeared on two episodes of Fuller House’s fourth season as Casey, who was gay and attended prom platonically with Kimmy Gibler’s daughter Ramona. The actor took to TikTok with some accusations about what allegedly happened behind the scenes. Miss Benny said:
Miss Benny didn’t mention Candace Cameron Bure by name, but the GAF actress was hashtagged, and given her response to TV Line, she seems to have felt the comments were aimed at her. Bure denied the accusations that she attempted to get rid of the Casey character or any other queer character, saying:
You can see Miss Benny’s full TikTok video below:
This accusations from Miss Benny come a year after JoJo Siwa’s TikTok post that called the Full House alum the “rudest” celebrity she’s met in person, after Candace Cameron Bure allegedly snubbed her following the premiere of Fuller House. The two went back and forth on social media and apparently spoke on the phone about the situation before it died down.
However, the former Hallmark actress made headlines again late last year, when she told the Wall Street Journal that she thought “Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” when asked about the network’s competitor featuring LGBTQ+ characters in its Christmas programming.
Several celebrities were outraged Candace Cameron Bure's comments, with Hilarie Burton and Holly Robinson Peete calling her a "bigot." Even Bure's Full House sister Jodie Sweetin showed her support publicly for JoJo Siwa and others who were speaking out about LGBTQ+ discrimination, which allegedly led to Bure unfollowing Sweetin on Instagram.
Candace Cameron Bure issued a statement at the time, saying she loves everyone “of any race, creed, sexuality, or political party.” The actress also explained that she had said “all ethnicities and identities have and will continue to contribute to the network,” in her interview with WSJ, however that was left out of the story.
Although Miss Benny's time on Fuller House was short-lived, the actress admits "everything happens for a reason," and "the show ultimately led to me being on Glamorous on Netflix." You can check out either one of those series with a Netflix subscription, and be sure to see what premieres are coming soon with our 2023 TV schedule.