"Fuller House" star Candace Cameron Bure is certainly the token politically conservative Christian on the largely liberal "The View" opinion panel, but fans are beginning to wonder if her absence is the result of a series of cuts or proposed cuts to the co-hosts on the TV show.
According to Hollywood Take, somewhat conservative ABC News correspondent Paul Farris is rumored to be leaving the show. Liberal comedian Michelle Collins got the axe last month, and show fans want outspoken liberal actress and singer Raven-Symoné on the chopping block as well for the same reason.
What's that reason? Lack of insight into political topics.
In an interview with People Magazine this week, Candace admitted that it's difficult to stay on top of everything big going on in the political world right now.
"It can be incredibly intimidating at times, but it's keeping me on my toes," Candace said. "I've got to read the news every night, and I have to have an opinion about things, so I love the job and being able to do that. But some days I can handle it better than others. It depends on what Whoopi and Joy have to say!"
Candace often stands up to Whoopi, Joy, and other liberal co-hosts and defends Christianity and conservatism, eliciting cheers from her right-wing fans, many of whom have no interest in watching the show's episodes in their entirety due to its leftist slant. Candace has been a voice of reason on "The View" for its regular 3-million-person audience, but starring in two shows at the same time is difficult.
"I'm flying back and forth from LA to New York every single week, working four days in New York and then back home in LA for three days to be with my family," she said. "It's definitely exhausting and I'm not sure how long I can keep up the pace. I wouldn't call it fun. 'Fuller House' is really fun and 'The View' is great work."
Neither ABC nor Candace have confirmed if she'll be back, but whatever her next pursuit is, we hope she will continue to be an outspoken voice for truth and common sense.