When Candace Cameron Bure and Jodie Sweetin stepped onto the stage at fan convention 90s Con in Hartford, Connecticut, on March 17, 2023, it marked their first public interaction since their much-buzzed-about dust-up in the fall of 2022, which led the former “Full House” co-stars stars to unfollow each other on social media. After Bure left Hallmark Channel to help its former CEO Bill Abbott build the Great American Family network, her comments in a November Wall Street Journal story about the channel set off a firestorm of controversy and a feud between the two longtime friends.
In the widely-publicized newspaper story, entitled “Candace Cameron Bure Wants to Put Christianity Back in Christmas Movies,” Bure was asked whether Great American Family’s movies would feature same-sex relationships like Hallmark Channel, where Sweetin still appears in movies, has begun to include in some of its storylines. The outlet reported that Bure, 46, said no and that she expected her network, for which she is Chief Creative Officer, “will keep traditional marriage at the core.”
A longtime advocate for LGTBQ+ rights, Sweetin made it clear online where she stood, supporting and sharing comments by others offended by the comment, including entertainer JoJo Siwa, who’s openly gay. Sweetin also posted multiple resources for supporting LGBTQ+ rights in her Instagram Stories and, according to Us Weekly, shared a post that Hallmark colleague Holly Robinson Peete had reposted on why the term “traditional marriage” is problematic for many.
Amid the controversy, Bure unfollowed Sweetin on Instagram, signaling a very real rift between the longtime friends. Just three months prior, Bure had happily attended Sweetin’s wedding, telling the actress via Instagram how much she loved her. Though Sweetin said on a February podcast that the entire “Full House” cast still loves each other “no matter what,” fans have been curious about how she and Bure’s first public interaction would go.
Though the two were civil with one another, fans noticed they weren’t exactly chummy. There was no discussion of their rift during their appearance, and none of the “Full House” participants, which also included Andrea Barber and Dave Coulier, walked the red carpet for press interviews. Here’s what you need to know:
‘Full House’ Cast Skips Red Carpet & Audience Questions
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