The internet sensation sounded off on the Full House alum’s recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, in which she claimed that the Great American Family network—where Candace is a chief creative officer—”will keep traditional marriage at the core.” In short, there are no current plans to feature same-sex couples in their Christmas movies.
JoJo, who came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in 2021, called Candace’s comment “rude and hurtful to a whole community of people” in a Nov. 15 Instagram post.
She added, “Honestly, I can’t believe after everything that went down just a few months ago, that she would not only create a movie with intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, but then also talk about it in the press.”
JoJo’s Dance Moms co-star Maddie Ziegler vocalized support for the 19-year-old, writing, “go off jojo!!!!!!!” Candace’s Full House co-star Jodie Sweetin also weighed in on the situation, writing in the comments of JoJo’s post, “You know I love you.”
JoJo and Candace, 46, had an unexpected feud earlier this year, after the Dance Moms alum called Candace the “rudest celebrity I’ve met” in a July TikTok. According to Candace, this post prompted her to reach out to the Nickelodeon star, , who revealed her comments stemmed from an instance several years prior when she was denied a photo opportunity with Candace. The Fuller House star said she told JoJo, “I feel crummy, I feel—JoJo, I’m so sorry.”
JoJo later shared her side, telling paparazzi in July, “I was a big, big fan, and I wanted to take a picture with her and it wasn’t a good time for her. I will say because I had a bad experience, that doesn’t mean that she is an awful human.”
The “Boomerang” singer isn’t the only celebrity to speak out against Candace’s comments, as Hilarie Burton didn’t mince words in calling the actress a “bigot.”
“I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy,” she wrote in a Nov. 14 tweet. “But sure. Make your money, honey. You ride that prejudice wave all the way to the bank.”
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