Actress Candace Cameron Bure, best known for playing D.J. Tanner on Full House, currently works as the Chief Creative Officer for the Great American Family network. She recently came under fire for comments made during an interview with The Wall Street Journal Magazine, where she said that her network will not be featuring same-sex couples in its original films.

Ahead of the holiday season, Bure, 46, was asked if the LGBTQ+ community would be represented in the upcoming films. Bure, a devout Christian, replied that they would not. She said, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.”

Bure joined Great American Family after her contract was up with Hallmark, a channel that has been integrating same-sex couples into their films recently.

Bure’s comments, unsurprisingly, sparked major backlash and caused many individuals and celebrity figures to condemn her opinion on ‘traditional marriage.’

She released a statement after the criticism began, insisting that she never met to hurt or offend anyone.

“It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone,” she said. “It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies.”

Bure appeared on a recent episode of the “Unapologetic with Julia Jeffress Sadler” podcast, sharing how hard it has been to stick to her beliefs and stay true to herself in Hollywood while facing ‘cancel culture.’

“It’s hard, no matter what. Especially when you are a compassionate person and you have a heart for people,” she said. “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.”

She added that it was important for her to know where to draw “the line in the sand.”

“If you know what your boundaries are, that’s the most important. 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,” Bure said.

She added, “There are lots of Christians in the entertainment industry. 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.”

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