NS 풀 하우스 alum — who serves as the the chief creative officer for GAF network — addresses the controversy in a statement to PEOPLE.
“저를 아시는 여러분, 내가 모든 사람에 대한 큰 사랑과 애정을 가지고 있음을 의심할 여지 없이 알고 있습니다.. 내가 고의로 누군가를 화나게 하고 상처를 주고 싶다고 생각하는 사람이 있다는 것은 정말 가슴이 찢어지는 일입니다.,” says Bure, 46. “It saddens me that the media is often seeking to divide us, even around a subject as comforting and merry as Christmas movies. 하지만, given the toxic climate in our culture right now, I shouldn’t be surprised. We need Christmas more than ever.”
“나는 독실한 기독교인입니다. 그것은 모든 인간이 하나님의 형상을 지니고 있음을 믿는다는 것을 의미합니다.. 그것 덕분에, 나는 모든 사람을 사랑하도록 부름 받았습니다, 그리고 나는. If you know me, you know that I am a person who loves fiercely and indiscriminately,” 그녀는 계속한다. “내 마음은 다리를 놓아 사람들을 하나님께 한 걸음 더 가까이 데려가기를 간절히 원합니다., 남을 잘 사랑하기, 그리고 단순히 우리 모두에 대한 하나님의 크신 사랑을 반영하는 것입니다.”
The actress also addresses those people who criticized her directly.
“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: 사랑 해요. To those who have tried to assassinate my character: 사랑 해요,” 그녀는 말한다. “To everyone reading this, of any race, creed, 성별, or political party, including those who have tried to bully me with name-calling, 사랑 해요.
“I have long wanted to find a home for more faith-based programming. I am grateful to be an integral part of a young and growing network,” 그녀는 덧붙인다. “I had also expressed in my interview, which was not included, that people of all ethnicities and identities have and will continue to contribute to the network in great ways both in front of and behind the camera, which I encourage and fully support. I’ve never been interested in proselytizing through my storytelling, but in celebrating God’s greatness in our lives through the stories I tell.”
Cameron Bure concludes her statement: “The God we serve is a wildly creative and loving God.”
“He didn’t just capture a small part of my heart, He has captured all of my heart. He will be reflected in everything I do and say; in my family, my work and my interactions with people from all walks of life, God’s love and God’s compassion is front and center,” 그녀는 공유. “All of that comes from the LOVE that God himself showered upon humanity when he gave the gift of joy and forgiveness on the first Christmas morning 2000 여러 해 전에. It is why I love Christmas stories and sharing true joy and true peace with millions of people around the world.”
그녀는 덧붙인다, “And in the sole motivation of pure love, I hope you’ll join me in sharing God’s hope for all the world this Christmas season. Call that my Christmas wish.”
Bure told 월스트리트 저널 earlier this week that her forthcoming work with GAF will “keep traditional marriage at the core” of its storytelling.
Bill Abbott, the former Hallmark Channel CEO who now runs GAF, added of featuring same-sex couples: “확실히 해입니다 2022, 그래서 우리는 트렌드를 알고 있습니다. 라는 화이트보드가 없다., '예, 이것’ 또는 '아니오, 우리는 절대 여기에 가지 않을 것입니다.'”
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“솔직히, 믿을 수가 없어 … that she would not only create a movie with intention of excluding LGBTQIA+, 그러나 언론에서도 그것에 대해 이야기,” 시바, 19, wrote on Instagram Tuesday. “이것은 무례하고 상처주는 to a whole community of people.”