Jodie Sweetin isn’t pleased with her newest home on the big screen, despite it having a connection to her longtime co-star Candace Cameron Bure.
The “Full House” actress said last week that she was “disappointed” to learn that her upcoming film Craft Me a Romance had been picked to air by Great American Family, a conservative Christian network.
Bure left Hallmark Channel, where she had starred in numerous films for more than a decade, to join the Great American Family last year as chief creative officer. The actor sparked controversy when she said the Wall Street Journal that the network’s emphasis on “traditional marriage” meant viewers shouldn’t expect to see LGBTQ storylines in its Christmas films.
Sweetin – who co-starred with Bure in Full House from 1987 to 1995 and in the Netflix sequel Fuller House from 2016 to 2020 – said People in a statement that “Craft Me a Romance” was sold to the Great American Family without her knowledge.
“Sometimes we as stakeholders have no control over which network buys the projects we are involved in, nor are we part of the process in which they are sold,” she said. “So I was very surprised to read in the press yesterday that the independent film I worked on over a year ago has been sold to Great American Family.”
She further noted, “I’m disappointed, but in line with my mission to support the LGBTQ+ family, all potential or future proceeds from this sale will be donated to LGBTQ+ organizations.”
Representatives from Great American Family did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment on Sweetin’s remarks.
Sweetin isn’t the first actor to speak out against the network’s apparent ban on LGBTQ content.
In December last year, actor Neal Bledsoe announced that he was cutting ties with the network because it had decided to “reflect an ideology that puts judgment over love.”
“My support for the LGBTQIA+ community is unconditional – nothing is worth my silence or their ability to live and love freely in a world that we are fortunate enough to share with them,” said Bledsoe, whose credits include The Mysteries of Laura” and “The Mysteries of Laura” belong to “Schamlos.”
She came under fire last month after Miss Benny, a transgender actress who appeared on “Fuller House,” stated on TikTok that she fears being banned from the series after learning that “one of the Tanner sisters ‘ – referring to the characters DJ Tanner – Fuller and Stephanie Tanner, played by Bure and Sweetin respectively – did not endorse their cast.
Although Miss Benny did not mention the name of the actor she was referring to in the video, she used the hashtag #candacebure in the accompanying caption.
Bure responded by dismissing the claims. tell people in a statement, “I have never asked that Miss Benny’s character be removed from ‘Fuller House,’ nor have I asked the writers, producers or studio executives to do so.” not I have queer characters on the show.”