Candace Cameron Bure, aka D.J. Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, recently posted a pic of herself on Instagram wearing a t-shirt that says “Not Today Satan,” which kicked up a little bit of controversy.
The term was made famous by drag queen Bianca Del Rio, champion of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Bure is an outspoken Christian who’s beliefs have often sparked controversy.
Well, Del Rio caught wind of Bure’s pic and reposted it with the caption ““IF ONLY, THIS HOMOPHOBIC, REPUBLICAN KNEW………” adding a series of devil and heart emojis.
People began posting criticisms against Bure, many saying that she should look up where the saying came from. Others took her side, pointing out that there’s no proof that she’s homophobic, especially since she’s wearing this shirt (and thus might actually be well aware of where the saying came from.)
Bure responded by commenting on the regram:
“Why do you have to be so nasty to me? You don’t know me or my heart.”
She continued, “I’m not homophobic and [it’s] always sad when people think otherwise. Loving Jesus doesn’t mean I hate gay people or anyone. You sent a bunch of hateful people to my page writing horrible things. I hope next time you’ll spread love and kindness, even when you disagree with people.”
She concluded, “Sending you love and wish you all the best. Truly.”
Bure has been hit with criticism in the past for supporting an Oregon bakery’s refusal to cater a lesbian wedding. She said on The View:
“I don’t think this is discrimination at all. This is about freedom of association, it’s about constitutional rights, it’s about First Amendment rights.
“[The bakery had] baked cakes for [the couple] previously,” she added. “They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that — the ceremony — is what conflicted with their religious beliefs. They are saying that they stand for marriage between a man and a woman.”
Del Rio shared Bure’s response with a caption that comes across as a little sarcastic…
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