Candace Cameron Bure made headlines final yr when she spoke out about how her new community Nice American Household (GAF) would maintain “conventional marriage on the core” of its programming. Her feedback sparked a flurry of responses from Hallmark stars, together with Fuller Home co-star Jodie Sweetin, reportedly had a kerfuffle with Bure after the feedback went viral. The actress has maintained a outstanding place on the firm and backlash has died down in latest months. Now, head honcho Invoice Abbott appears to be distancing himself from what was stated throughout the vacation season final yr.
There’s been a lot stated concerning the instructions the 2 romance film networks have been entering into over the previous yr. A so-called “tradition battle” has been setup at Hallmark and GAF, with the previous nabbing among the latter’s stars. Hallmark has tried to dive deep into range, specializing in romances amongst individuals from totally different backgrounds and giving extra voice to LGBTQ tales. GAF has introduced extra custom and spiritual ideas into its storytelling, an concept Abbott has likened to avoiding divisiveness.
Not too long ago, in an a wide-ranging interview, Abbott was requested about how issues are going and extra for the community because it continues to develop. Amidst this, Selection requested the previous Hallmark CEO to answer the backlash relating to Bure’s feedback, and he defined the largest “misconceptions” he feels are on the market.
In line with the GAF CEO, the community is avoiding “divisive conversations” with its content material, which has attracted loads of consideration by the media, but additionally from some stars. The truth is, a slew of Hallmark stars have left for GAF over the previous yr+ and now each networks have upcoming Christmas films coming down the pipeline.
GAF Nonetheless Loves Having Candace Cameron Bure On Board
Bure has beforehand defined why she exited Hallmark, and whereas Invoice Abbott says that Bure shouldn’t be the driving drive behind the community, its primary tenets and its viewers, he does acknowledge that having Bure and different authentic expertise on board has been useful. He additionally stated within the interview:
It’s not simply Bure both who has led the cost for expertise at GAF, although she does have the extra honor of being on board as Chief Content material Officer for the corporate. He additionally cited skills like Jen Lilley and Danica McKellar as having an affect on the model. All three ladies previously produced initiatives at Hallmark. McKellar has additionally responded to the backlash over the feedback.