Hilarie Burton Morgan, an ex-star of One Tree Hill, criticised Candace Cameron Bure on Monday for her adherence to traditional values.
“Bigot. I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. But sure. Make your money, honey. You ride that prejudice wave all the way to the bank,” Burton wrote on Twitter, responding to a new interview with Bure.
Bure talks about switching from Hallmark to the TV network Great American Family in her interview with the Wall Street Journal. When asked if they would emphasise same-sex relationships like in the upcoming Hallmark film The Holiday Sitter, she responded that they would “keep traditional marriage at the core.”
The other actress found this to be relatable.
“Now they’re just openly admitting their bigotry. I called this shit out years ago when Abbott was at Hallmark. Glad they dumped him. Being LGBTQ isn’t a ‘trend’. That guy and his network are disgusting. You too Candy. There is nothing untraditional about same-sex couples,” Morgan tweeted.
The queen of Christmas decided not to reply to Morgan’s tweets that were directed at her.
In the interview, Bure didn’t speak out on her departure from Hallmark, other than to say that “It basically is a completely different network than when I started because of the change of leadership.”
Hallmark doesn’t appear to be phased by her leaving and doesn’t plan to change its content. “We want all viewers to see themselves in our programming and everyone is welcome,” it said in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.