Woke Mob Targets Candace Cameron Bure Over New Family Network
I’m getting much more invested in this than I should, but no one does this to Donna Jo Tanner. “Start your own platform/network” they always say, but then react like this.
Candace Cameron Bure has left Hallmark to join the former president and CEO of Hallmark Media, to build Great American Family network, which she explained in recent Wall Street Journal interview would focus on traditional families and faith.
The woke mob lost their minds.
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Bure’s interview served as the Noah’s Ark for angry CW and cable talent who couldn’t run up the gangplank fast enough to escape the flood of irrelevancy. Media even made hay out of a one-time costar’s Instagram remark (that sentence is a new low for humanity.)
One headline: “Jodie Sweetin’” (sorry, I’m not trying to be mean and I know there’s no apostrophe after her name but for the love of me I’ve mentally put one there since I was a kid watching her on TGIF nights) shades Candace Cameron Bure.” Would Sweetin have a regular gig were it not for Bure pushing to get the reboot of “Full House” made?
No one called her, but Negan from the “Walking Dead’s” wife, Hillaraiei, or however you configure her “Bird Droppings”-inspired name, saw an opportunity to mistake public offense for an audition in a series of tweets about “Candy,” which I’m shocked she didn’t spell as “Candaie.”
Is the LOGO network “bigoted” because its purpose is “dedicated to lifestyle and entertainment programming targeting LGBT audiences?”
Here is a fun fact: Did you know that in the quest to turn a profit, people created different networks and began offering different channels to provide content for niche audiences? Crazy, right? There’s a network for food, a network for home stuff, science fiction, history, programming for kids, for black Americans, for hispanic Americans, all-sports content, mostly bad comedy, after-school movies for women — but heaven forbid, one of them, numero uno of them, focuses on Christian content and these D-list Karens lose their minds. They’re upset that Christian content is the focus more than they’re upset over the exclusion of alphabet issues.
I didn’t know what that 19-year-old walking human exclamation point of hyperactivity named Jojo Siwa was famous for (my reality TV-loving friend told me she made her name on a show called “Dance Moms” and her daughters have some of her hair bows) but because she needs to transition from child to adult stardom so she got in on the pile-on, saying that Bure minding her own business was “rude and hurtful.” I think this is the second time she’s tried to pick a fight with Bure.
All of these people drone on about “tolerance” when they really mean “acceptance and accommodation.” No one objects to niche, or otherwise, programming excluding anything “traditional” but the woke mob cannot handle when they’re not invited to something. Who cares? Create your own network if you dislike the network someone else is helping to build. Push your own programming if you dislike what’s offered. The eight billionth person was just born this week, so there’s no shortage of eyeballs.
Bure remains classy about the whole thing, remarking:
“It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies. But, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised.”
I’ll be watching.