Lacey Chabert Defends Hallmark After Candace Cameron’s ‘Traditional Marriage’ Controversy: ‘Any Transformation I Felt Like Embracing Our Creative Ideas’
Lacey Chabert is standing by the Hallmark Channel after Candace Cameron Bure disparaged the network last month.
Lacey, 40, has become a mainstay of the network in recent years, and she defended it during an interview with Vulture published late last week.
“Any transformation I felt was embracing our creative ideas,” she said. It is my responsibility to the audience that continues to watch my films to do my best. This has always been my mission.
HOLDING ON THE NETWORK: Lacey Chabert stands by the Hallmark Channel after Candace Cameron Bure disparaged the network last month (pictured 2021)
I will never give up on what Hallmark means to me, which is that everything is centered around the heart. I don’t think there are any plans to change that anytime soon.
Despite standing by Hallmark, the Party of Five actress chose not to comment on Bure’s decision to end her professional relationship with the channel.
“You know what, I wish everyone well,” she said. “I really can’t comment on it any more than I care about everyone involved.”
She added, “I’m with Hallmark, and I work with them. I’m so sorry, but I have to leave it at that.”
NO COMMENT: Despite standing by Hallmark, the Party of Five actress chose not to comment on Bure’s decision to end her professional relationship with the channel (pictured December 10, 2022)
Channel Done: Last month, 46-year-old Bure revealed that she left the Hallmark Channel gig because of the stories she was telling (Pictured 2020)
Last month, Bure, 46, revealed that she left the Hallmark Channel gig because of the stories she was telling.
“My heart wants to tell stories with more meaning, purpose and depth behind them,” she explained. “I knew the people behind the Great American Family were Christians who love the Lord and want to promote religious programming and good family entertainment.”
She later added that she believed “the great American family will keep traditional marriage at its core”.
Great American Family is a cable television network that broadcasts family-oriented programming, such as Hallmark.
‘Traditional Marriage’: She later added that she believes ‘a great American family will keep traditional marriage at its core’ (L to R: Candace Cameron Bure, Lacey Chabert, Kristin Chenoweth and Michelle Vicari pictured for 2019)
OTHER STATEMENT: Bure then issued another statement, “All who know me know beyond any doubt that I have great love and affection for all people.”
Celebrities like JoJo Siwa and Maren Morris have been quick to call Bure’s comments homophobic.
Tree Hill star Hilarie Burton even called Puri a “zealot,” and said, “I don’t remember Jesus loving hypocrites like Candy. But sure. Make your money honey. You’re riding the wave of prejudice all the way to the bank,” in tweet.
Bure then issued another statement in its own defense.
“Everyone who knows me knows beyond a shadow of a doubt that I have great love and affection for all people,” she told Fox News Digital. “It absolutely breaks my heart that anyone would think that I intentionally want to offend and harm anyone.”
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