JoJo Siwa says she’s unlikely to speak with Candace Cameron Bure again after her controversial ‘traditional marriage’ remarks.
‘We do not have [talked]and I don’t think we’ll ever do it again,’ 19-year-old Siwa told People.
“That’s what’s fucked up,” she continued. ‘You don’t like gay marriage, do your thing girl. You’re a nun, do your thing girl. Of course, I would like everyone to do what they want to do. But deliberately excluding someone because of who they love is shit.
No contact: JoJo Siwa says she’s unlikely to speak with Candace Cameron Bure again after her controversial ‘traditional marriage’ remarks
Siwa suggested that Bure contact GLAAD President and CEO Kate Ellis to fix things. Ellis previously offered to speak with the actress “about my wife, our children and our family traditions” in a statement responding to the controversy.
“That’s what I would like Candace to do,” Siwa said. “I would like her to have a conversation with GLAAD. Because even though I’m educated, GLAAD is such an amazing organization. Sarah is a genius when it comes to the gay community. And I think Candace having a conversation with she would not only be an eye opener for Candace, but an eye opener for a whole world of people who might hold the same beliefs.
Last week, Bure came under fire after revealing in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that she planned her new Christian television network to refrain from featuring gay couples in lead roles.
Siwa’s beef with Bure, 46, goes beyond remarks – over the summer, the dancer, who has been part of the LGBTQ community for the past year, called the Full House actress ” rudest celebrity” she’s ever met.
Controversy: Candace Cameron Bure faced backlash last week after anticipating her new TV network would refrain from featuring same-sex couples in lead roles
Speaking to cameras last week, JoJo proudly revealed she was “inspired by what’s going on” when selecting her outfit. The rainbow became the symbol of the gay rights movement in 1978.
“Here’s the thing, it’s not that every movie has to have LGBTQIA representation, or a love story, it doesn’t. But saying publicly that you want to bring the great American Christmas back to straight marriage. C is just kinda wrong,” she said.
JoJo admitted she struggled to give him the benefit of the doubt as she called the remarks “rude” to “the whole community of people”.
“It’s no secret that I said she was the rudest celebrity to me a few months ago, but now what she did was really rude not to me but to a whole community of people and a whole family of people and honestly all day today I’ve been trying to find a way to give her a little bit of “Well maybe it was with that intention, well maybe with that intention,” but honestly, it’s just fucked up. It’s just kinda fucked up.
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When it was noted that the Christian faith was about love, JoJo agreed, but extra kindness was key.
“You can have your religious beliefs and whatever you want to believe in, but you can also be nice to each other.”
JoJo could barely contain her laughter as she addressed Bure’s remarks on her Instagram Stories.
The reality star insisted she was “embarrassed” for the Full House vet.
“His article thing, I really laughed out loud at it, he says ‘I think the big American family or whatever movie it is, will keep traditional marriage at heart. “It’s just embarrassing! I’m just embarrassed, like for her,” she said with a laugh.
It’s personal: Siwa previously said Candace was the ‘rudest celebrity’ she had ever met
She added, “It’s just hilarious to me, that someone, I mean it’s a quote coming from Candace, but someone said, ‘Yeah! Yeah, that’s a great idea! Meanwhile, here I am, looking like a walking pride flag, got my socks on!”
JoJo had already slammed Candace earlier today, posting on her Instagram Stories, “I honestly can’t believe after everything that happened just a few months ago that she wouldn’t just create a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but also talking about it in the press. This is rude and hurtful to an entire community of people.
In a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Candace predicted that the new television network she’s employed for — Great American Family — wouldn’t feature gay couples in lead roles, unlike the Hallmark Channel.
Firestorm: The backlash came from all corners of the internet, with celebrities and the Twitterverse slamming Bure for the comments
“I think Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at heart,” she told the WSJ.
Bure announced she would be leaving Hallmark Channel in April, two years after the network released its first LGBTQ holiday movie starring a gay couple.
The backlash came from all corners of the internet, with celebrities and the Twitterverse slamming Bure for the comments.
Hallmark released their first movie with a prominent gay couple, The Christmas House, in 2020. This year they will release their first Christmas movie with a prominent gay couple, The Holiday Sitter.
‘It’s just embarrassing!’ JoJo could barely contain her laughter as she addressed the question on her IG Stories
Pride! Siwa said, “Meanwhile, here I am, looking like a walking pride flag, got my socks on!”
Bure has since responded to criticism for his statements that his new Great American Family television house would not feature gay couples in lead roles.
In a lengthy statement provided to People on Wednesday, Bure defended herself and the network and said the backlash from stars like JoJo and Hilarie Burton “breaks my heart.”
While Bure, 46, claimed that people of “all ethnicities and identities” would be able to “contribute to the network” both on screen and behind the camera, she seemed to sidestep the issue of Great American Family’s apparent ban on gay main characters, while claiming the backlash was created by the “media,” rather than the stars who took issue with his earlier statements on the network to the WSJ.
JoJo’s issues with Candace are personal.
In late July, the star shared a video in which she called the Full House star “the rudest celebrity I’ve ever met” which unexpectedly went viral. Each of them would share their side of the story before Bure asked her to respond to the situation, which made the actress feel comfortable about her position.
Talking with E! News in October, JoJo said she had “given up” on the feud.
‘I’ll be honest. I haven’t spoken to her at all since all this [went down]. I think she is alive and thriving. I think I’m alive and thriving.
When asked to clarify if things were okay between the two, Siwa (born Joelle Joanie Siwa) laughed and ended the controversy: “‘We are…civilians? I do not know. I’ve had like three issues since that one so we moved on.
JoJo came out to the LGBTQ community last year and soon after explained that she was “technically” pansexual.
“I love gay people,” she told People last year. “Technically I would say I’m pansexual because that’s how I’ve always been my whole life, that’s how my human is my human.”
Feud: At the end of July, the star shared a video in which she called the Full House star “the rudest celebrity I’ve ever met” which unexpectedly went viral