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Candace Cameron Bure explained her decision to defend her family after her 2020 family Christmas card received so much hate.
“I was simply sharing a family Christmas card. And it’s so strange to me that people have the audacity to write horrible and negative comments,” she said.
Her family has endured a lot through the pandemic, but it’s only brought them closer.
When Candace Cameron Bure ferociously defended her family after the internet tore their 2020 Christmas card to shreds, you may’ve thought her reaction as a bit... much. But she doesn’t. And if she had to, she’d do it all again.
“You know, people forget that—yes, I’m a celebrity—but I’m a real person,” the actress, 45, told E! News in January. “I was simply sharing a family Christmas card. And it’s so strange to me that people have the audacity to write horrible and negative comments. Like, you would never say that to someone’s face.”
If you’re not familiar, in the photo she’s referring to, she and her husband Valerie Bure, daughter Natasha Bure, and son Lev stand behind a house, striking their own respective model-like poses. After Candace posted the image on Jan. 2, it was met with hundreds of negative comments claiming the kids looked “confused” and “terrified,” calling them “the fakest family ever,” and more.
After the image basically went viral for the hate, Candace felt she had no choice but to respond. On Instagram, she wrote, “Wow, I post a family photo and you all find everything you don’t like about it or can make fun of. Do better than that. Please.” She went on to write a longer Facebook post defending her family, and she doesn’t regret it one bit.
“It was more about a reminder, like, I’m sharing the best of what I believe my family is on a Christmas card, so keep your mouth shut,” the Fuller House star told E! News. “If you don’t like it, just scroll on.”
Truth be told, the online hate made a difficult situation even harder—as she and her husband were forced to confront some tension in their marriage while stuck at home over the last year.
“It got really hairy after the first few months, like bad,” she told Yahoo Lifestyle! in March. “All the things that we have avoided for years talking about, they all surfaced and they were in our face and it was unavoidable to actually have these discussions with one another and work through the ‘real deal’ crap.”
Thankfully, they got through it as a family. “My children were the biggest influence in helping my husband and me work through it. And since then, the relationship has grown even closer and tighter,” she explained. “There’s always hills and valleys, no matter what. But when you come out of the valley, it is like, hallelujah. You feel like you can accomplish anything. And that’s what this pandemic felt like.”
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