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Candace Cameron Bure

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The former “Full House” star Candace Cameron Bure, who has long been one of the only openly Christian conservative stars in Hollywood, recently spoke out to blast cancel culture, something that she has frequently been targeted by.

Cameron Bure Slams Cancel Culture

“I’ve taken punches before in my industry but it was at a level I hadn’t experienced yet, and it’s been very challenging,” said Cameron Bure, 47, according to Fox News. “Cancel culture is very real and they were trying to cancel me.”

At the end of 2021, Cameron Bure was hit with backlash over comments she made about her new network Great American Family.

“I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” she’d said.

In her latest interview, Cameron Bure explained that while she wasn’t “shy” or “ashamed” of her Christian faith, the negative attention she got over her comments was difficult for her to deal with.

“So when I had a lot of these bullets kind of hit me in the last year or so, they’ve been a really big challenge to me personally, to my heart, to my character, to my relationships, to my jobs,” she confessed. “I remember being so upset over it because it’s like, how do you recover?” 

“I could have bailed and just said, ‘You know what? I’m totally done with this,’ or ‘I don’t want to be a public figure anymore,’” Cameron Bure admitted, adding that she was never trying to stir up controversy with her marriage comments.

In the end, this experience taught her that anyone in the public eye who stands by their convictions needs to be prepared for criticism in today’s world.

“You have to be ready for some of those fiery darts to be thrown at you in a bigger public platform,” she said.

Related: Candace Cameron Bure Wants To Create Content That ‘Serves Faith And Family’ Amidst ‘Cultural Desert’

Cameron Bure had previously opened up about her “traditional marriage” controversy in February of last year.

“It’s difficult. And it’s hard, but listen, I just want to encourage you that you are not the only one and there are lots of us, and we are always stronger together,” Cameron Bure said while appearing on the “Unapologetic with Julia Jeffress Sadler” podcast.

“It’s hard, no matter what. Especially when you are a compassionate person and you have a heart for people,” she continued. “But it’s important that we speak truth in love, ’cause, listen, nobody’s gonna change, nobody’s gonna listen to you when it comes out angry, when it comes out in a harsh way, but it’s important that we don’t back down.”

Cameron Bure went on to talk about the importance of her strong Christian faith and knowing where to draw “the line in the sand.”

“If you know what your boundaries are, that’s the most important,” she explained. “Because if you don’t make them for yourself, the entertainment industry will make them for you. And that’s what you don’t want.”

Related: Candace Cameron Bure Wants To Create Content That ‘Serves Faith And Family’ Amidst ‘Cultural Desert’

Cameron Bure Talks Being A Christian In Hollywood

Cameron Bure also addressed the fact that she’s one of the only openly conservative Christian actors in Hollywood today. 

“There are lots of Christians in the entertainment industry,” she said. “Some of them you have to find. Some of them are not as outspoken as others, because of the stigmas that might be around being a Christian in entertainment. But there are lots of us.” 

God bless Cameron Bure for continuing to show the world that it’s possible to be a good Christian woman and still find success in the crazy world of Hollywood. Here’s hoping that she continues to overcome cancel culture in 2024!

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An Ivy leaguer, proud conservative millennial, history lover, writer, and lifelong New Englander, James specializes in the intersection of culture and politics.

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