Candace Cameron Bure has a message to haters who criticize her guest-hosting appearances on The View: Let’s agree to disagree. A popular fill-in co-host on ABC’s daytime talk show alongside mainstays Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symone, and Nicolle Wallace, Bure has made waves for her conservative Christian beliefs.
Though she realizes many viewers may disagree with her right-leaning viewpoints, Bure, 39, doesn’t think they warrant the death threats she’s received as a result. “I just wish that we all could be respectful to one another regardless of our opinions, especially if they differ from one another,” Bure told Entertainment Tonight. “I just wish people would say, ‘Good! You have your opinion and I have mine, but let’s still be nice and kind.'”
One particular occasion on which Bure received backlash was when she defended an Oregon bakery‘s decision not to make a lesbian couple’s wedding cake. “I don’t think this is discrimination at all. This is about freedom of association,” the Fuller House actress said during a heated July 7 debate with cohost Symone, 29. “It’s about constitutional rights. It’s about First Amendment rights. We do have the right to still choose who we associate with.” (Symone’s bitter response? “I refuse to associate with you right now!”)
“It can be tricky and difficult,” Bure told ET of guest-hosting and adding her opinion into the mix. “I admit even a few of the days that I was on, there were a lot of hurtful comments.”
Following her string of appearances, Bure will now focus on her starring role on Netflix’s Full House reboot, which began filming in Los Angeles this week. And to be clear, according to Bure, the show is not a reunion. “It revolves around my character, D.J., who now has three kids but is widowed,” Bure recently revealed on Today. “She asks her best friend and [her sister] Stephanie to come help her raise her kids. It’s definitely a fresh take. We’re not doing the old show, it’s not a reunion. It’s a spin-off show.”
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