Candace Cameron Bure under fire for saying Great American Family network will focus on ‘traditional marriage’ instead of gay couples

Candace Cameron Bure under fire for saying Great American Family network will focus on ‘traditional marriage’ instead of gay couples

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By CHRISTINE RENDON

Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire for saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles, with One Tree Hill actress Hilarie Burton leading the criticism by labelling her a ‘bigot’ and JoJo Siwa slamming her as ‘rude and hurtful.’

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bure revealed she expected the Great American Family network, the media company she is now making Christmas movies with, will ‘keep traditional marriage at the core.’

Bure, 46, had long been the star of numerous Hallmark holiday films but recently departed the network for Great American Family, which WSJ described as ‘the God-and-country alternative for holiday entertainment.’

Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire after saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles - with Hilarie Burton calling her a 'bigot'

Speaking out: Burton was among those criticizing Bure for her remarks

Controversy: Candace Cameron Bure has come under fire after saying the new TV network she has joined will not feature same-sex couples in starring roles – with Hilarie Burton calling her a ‘bigot’

'This is rude and hurtful': JoJo Siwa, who was recently feuding with Bure after calling her the 'rudest celebrity' she ever met, also slammed her

‘This is rude and hurtful’: JoJo Siwa, who was recently feuding with Bure after calling her the ‘rudest celebrity’ she ever met, also slammed her

‘With a name that conjures red-state pride and content that embraces faith, the channel is presenting itself as the choice for Christians who think Hollywood is ruining Christmas,’ writes WSJ of the network.

Candace said she was yearning to shoot films with ‘more meaning’ and aligned herself with Great American Family due to their vision for faith-based programming.

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