A Candace Cameron Bure comment on Instagram put The Grammy’s on blast, calling the show out for “never” highlighting Christian artists.
According to reports, 12.4 million people tuned in to watch the 65th Grammy Awards on February 5, 2023. But according to a comment by Candace Cameron Bure in her Instagram stories, the outspoken Christian celebrity was not one of them.
As with any big awards show, there is always a ton of buzz around spotting nominees on the red carpet. But Candace pointed out some of the big names that never seem to get any coverage.
“Not podcast related but today are the Grammys and can we see some of the Christian and gospel artists on the red carpet?” she asked. “Can we see Hillary Scott and Kirk Franklin and TobyMac and Maverick City, Phil Wickham? I would really like that.”
Later, Candace Cameron Bure went on to comment some more, pointing out how the show seems to overlook Christian artists entirely.
“BTW- I didn’t watch the Grammys. No interest. They never show the artists I listen to. Just wanted to see red carpet photos of those I mentioned,” she said in her Instagram stories.
Candace Cameron Bure Comment Draws Backlash
Standing up for her Christian beliefs is something for which Candace is known. And she’s not afraid to go against popular opinion.
When asked by The Wall Street Journal about whether or not the Great American Family Network would feature LGBT couples and plot lines, Candace outlined the focus for the programming.
“I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core,” she said.
The comment by Candace Cameron Bure landed the Christian celebrity in hot water. She faced backlash on social media from various sources, including other celebrities.
But Candace didn’t back down. And she responded to the controversy with grace.
“All of you who know me, know beyond question that l have great love and affection for all people. It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would ever think I intentionally would want to offend and hurt anyone,” she said. “It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies.”
Candace went on to express her love for all people because of her faith in Christ.
“I am a devoted Christian,” she wrote. “Which means that I believe that every human being bears the image of God. Because of that, I am called to love all people, and I do. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately. My heart yearns to build bridges and bring people one step closer to God, to love others well, and to simply be a reflection of God’s huge love for all of us.”
Turning The Other Cheek
And Candace Cameron Bure went on in her comments to point out that love extended even to those persecuting her for her traditional values.
“To the members of the media responsible for using this opportunity to fan flames of conflict and hate, I have a simple message: I love you anyway,” she wrote. “To those who hate what I value and who are attacking me online: I love you.”
Candace went on, saying, “To those who have tried to assassinate my character: I love you. To everyone reading this, of any race, creed, sexuality, or political party, including those who have tried to bully me with name-calling, I love you.”
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“If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed; because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.” 1 Peter 4:14
“But I tell you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who mistreat you and persecute you” Matthew 5:44