For Christmas, actor Candace Cameron Bure shared a Christmas photo of her family on social media. The star of Fuller House loves showing off her family to her eager fans and followers. And Christmas photos are a great way for her to do so. As a devout Christian, Candace wanted to celebrate both her family and the birth of Jesus Christ by sharing a wholesome holiday picture on her social media profiles in time for the Christmas celebration – but not all of her fans were happy about it.
“Happy New Year from the Bures!! Looking forward to what 2021 has in store. I’m praying for unity, grace, humility, compassion, and love for mankind. With God, all things are possible. Sending virtual hugs and kisses! XO,” the Fuller House star wrote on the Instagram post.
Although most people saw the image as a hopeful look forward at 2021, critics lashed out and bashed Cameron Bure over the picture. Candace may be a devout Christian, but she was not going to sit back and let these critics rail into her family without her getting a word or two in edgewise.
A rude fan of the star wrote, “This is a very weird photo.” But she did not stop there. She then claimed that Candace’s son “looks stoned” and that her 22-year-old daughter, Natasha, “looks like a Disney movie evil queen.”
The photographer responsible for the image was Melissa Coulier, who is the wife of Candace’s “Fuller House” co-star Dave Coulier. Nevertheless, the vocal critic urged Cameron Bure to “fire the photographer” who took the image that was shared on social media.
The stream of insults got under Candace’s skin. Instead of turning the other cheek, she decided to lash out and fight back, defending her family on the social media platform, Facebook.
“I posted my family Christmas photo, and sadly, there were so many unkind comments. Do you think it’s funny to criticize someone’s children? To make jokes about them? To critique our poses? The direction in which we are looking for? Our physical appearance and facial expressions?,” she began in her Facebook post.
“I wished blessings upon everyone as I shared it in the spirit of a happy new year, yet so many of you came back with jokes about our appearance and criticism of what you thought would have been a better photo,” she continues in the Facebook post. “Shame on you. It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 or 90 years old. Rude is rude. Be better than that. I’m praying for humanity: manners and respect. If you don’t like something, just move on. There are people and real feelings behind every screen.”
In the end, she turned around and tried to remind herself and her fans to “Try kind. It looks good on everyone.”
Although the critic did not respond to Cameron Bure’s message, her note struck home to a lot of her followers. Cameron Bure was able to turn a string of insults into a positive message thanks to her devout Christian background.
What do you think about the family Christmas photo?
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