Candace Cameron Bure Defends Family Photo After Slew Of Hateful Comments On Instagram

Kayla Blanton
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Candace Cameron Bure Defends Family Photo After Slew Of Hateful Comments On Instagram

From Delish

  • On Jan. 3, Candace Cameron Bure shared a professional family photo on Instagram.

  • The comments section quickly became a pool of negativity as people criticized the nature of their poses and the photography style in general.

  • The Fuller House star elaborated on her disappointment on Facebook. “Do you think it’s funny to criticize someone’s children?” she wrote.

Who would’ve thought that a family photo could cause this much controversy? On Jan. 3, Candace Cameron Bure shared a professional snapshot of herself, her husband Valeri Bure, and their three adult children to welcome the new year, and the comments section quickly became a pool of negativity.

The photo was taken by photographer Melissa Coulier, the wife of Candace’s Fuller House co-star Dave Coulier, and in it, the family is standing behind a house, separated—each of them striking their own respective, model-esque poses. Natasha Bure, 22, and her brother Lev, 20, aren’t looking into the camera.

“Happy New Year from the Bures!!” Candace captioned the post. “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!” She added that her holiday social media break “is now over,” but, uh, she may want to take that back.

“Nice job on the 1985 JC Penny’s Christmas catalog,” one commenter wrote. Some compared the photo to a country album cover or Ralph Lauren ad, saying that the kids look “confused” and “terrified.” Others called them the “fakest family ever” and wondered if the portrait was photoshopped together. And those are the *nicer* of the hateful posts—which are sprinkled among the 17,000-plus total comments.

Both Candace and her daughter responded to the backlash. “Oh, my god, I didn’t smile or look at the camera. Sue me!!!” Natasha commented. “Wow- I post a family photo and you all find everything you don’t like about it or can make fun of. Do better than that. Please,” Candace wrote.

Photo credit: Instagram
Photo credit: Instagram

The Fuller House star elaborated her disappointment on Facebook.

“Do you think it’s funny to criticize someone’s children? To make jokes about them? To critique our poses?” she wrote. “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.” She continued: “Don’t tell me to ignore the ‘haters.’ There were plenty of well meaning people who thought it would be funny to point out things and share their commentary, ‘with love.’ Umm... that’s not love. That’s rude. Try kind. It looks good on everyone.”

The Facebook post flooded with comments—59,000 of them—from people apologizing to Candace for the internet’s bold hostility, extending compliments and love. “The photo is beautiful. People are so cruel & unkind and it’s beyond uncalled for,” one person wrote. “Candace, you are a rockstar! Don’t let anyone get you down,” another added. “So unfortunate how people think they can say anything to celebrities.”

What happened to starting the new year fresh?

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