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Natasha Bure, the 24-year-old daughter of actress Candace Cameron Bure, came to her mother’s defense on Wednesday with an Instagram post. Along with a picture of her parents and brothers, Natasha praised both of her parents, writing, “The Lord blessed me with the best parents I could’ve ever asked for…Raising us up in the word of God and bringing glory to HIS name. I don’t know where I’d be without both of them.” She went on to praise her mother for “continuously choosing Christ before all.” She called the media “vile” for its portrayal of her mother, adding, “No matter how out of context or warped the words may get, the enemy will not prevail.” She closed her defense, saying, “The Lord shines through you time and time again. The battle is HIS.”

The post comes after Cameron Bure stirred controversy by announcing that the Great American Family Channel (GAF), which she recently joined as chief content officer after leaving her long-standing partnership with Hallmark Channel, would not feature LGBT storylines. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the actress stated that “the people behind Great American Family were Christians that love the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.” The Hallmark Channel, GAF’s competitor, recently began featuring LGBT storylines to the praise and criticism of many. When asked if GAF would do the same, Bure responded that GAF would “keep traditional marriage at the core.” After the interview was released, Cameron Bure was slammed with criticism from people like actress Hilarie Burton, who called the actress a “bigot.” “I don’t remember Jesus liking hypocrites like Candy. 

But sure. Make your money, honey,” she wrote. JoJo Siwa, who recently criticized Cameron Bure for a previous “rude” encounter, also shared her own thoughts, saying, “I can’t believe after everything that went down just a few months ago, that she would not only create a movie with intention of excluding LGBTQIA+ but then also talk about it in the press. This is rude and hurtful to a whole community of people.”

For her part, Cameron Bure has decided to respond with love toward her critics. In an Instagram post, she wrote, “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. To those who hate what I value and who are attacking me online: I love you. 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.” Sasha further shared her love for her mom on her Instagram stories, stating that her mother’s love of Jesus and boldness for her faith are the things she loves most about her. “She is bold,” she added. “She is kind. She is so creative and has one of the greatest hearts. I look up to her in many, many ways. [I] continuously feel blessed that God gave me her as my Mama.”

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