(HorizonPost.com) – After being accused of homophobia, “Fuller House” actress Candace Cameron Bure denied the claim that she tried to get a guest star fired, Fox News reported.
In a recent video posted on TikTok, transgender actor “Miss Benny,” said he was cast as the gay character Casey on the Netflix series before he “came out” as a transgender woman, and claimed that while working on the series, he experienced homophobia.
When someone asked if the alleged homophobia was from Candace Cameron Bure, who is known to be conservative, “Miss Benny” didn’t say which cast member was against him.
Instead, he claimed that the studio warned him that someone on the show was trying to have the character written out because the unnamed actress didn’t want a gay character on the series. He alleged that he was warned that fans of the actress “might be encouraged to target me specifically.”
“Miss Benny” also claimed that he was on set every day for two weeks and only had a single conversation “with one of the Tanner sisters.”
But Bure is disputing the assumption that she was the source of this alleged homophobia.
In a statement to Fox News, Bure asserted that she never asked for the Casey character to be written off the show, nor did she ever ask anyone involved in the series to not include gay characters.
Bure told Fox that the series has “always welcomed a wide range of characters,” and said she thought “Miss Benny” was great in the role of Casey.
Bure also suggested that the reason TikTok users assumed that “Miss Benny” was referring to her was that the other Tanner sister, her “Fuller House” co-star Jodie Sweetin, is a “vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community.”
Bure pointed out that since she didn’t share any scenes with “Miss Benny,” they didn’t have a chance to “talk much while filming on set.”
Bure closed her statement by saying she wished “Miss Benny” the best.
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