Actress Candace Cameron Bure Wants to Keep LGBTQ People Out of Movies

Excluding queer people from the media leads to dehumanization and violence

Kitty Williams
Prism & Pen

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Candace Cameron Bure with Santa Claus — image via Getty Images

Actress Candace Cameron Bure, known for her role as DJ Tanner in the beloved sitcom Full House, has made news recently over her decision to leave the Hallmark Channel for the Great American Family (GAF) network, where she says their storylines “will keep traditional marriage at the core”.

Bure, known as the queen of Hallmark Christmas movies, switched to the GAF network, along with former Hallmark executive Bill Abbott, where she will have more creative control over her projects.

The Hallmark Channel has been making strides to include a more diverse cast of characters, including LGBTQ people and couples, in their movies, but Bure doesn’t seem to like that. In an interview with The Wallstreet Journal, she said in reference to Hallmark, “It basically is a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership.”

That change of leadership she is referring to may be that of Bill Abbott, the former chief executive of Hallmark Channel’s parent company Crown Media Family Networks, who in late 2019 pulled a wedding-themed ad that featured two brides kissing. This led to calls to boycott Hallmark Channel, who…

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Kitty Williams
Prism & Pen

writer of sad poetry & essays on feminism, politics, LGBTQ, religion & whatever else I feel like. bookworm, stargazer, daydreamer & devoted mom to fur babies