Paul Greene Reacts to ‘Tough’ Candace Cameron Bure Controversy

A “robust” scenario. Paul Greene and Candace Cameron Bure have starred in a number of Hallmark motion pictures earlier than every making the transfer to Nice American Household forward of her controversial remarks about “conventional marriage.”

“It’s robust. This time, it seems like it doesn’t matter what I say, any individual’s gonna get harm,” Greene, 48, completely advised Us Weekly on Thursday, December 15, referring to the Full Home alum’s November WSJ. Journal interview about GAF specializing in movies depicting “conventional marriage” tales. “I feel Dave Chappelle mentioned it, that that is, like, the scariest time to talk. There’s by no means been a time the place it feels trepidatious in the case of having an opinion about something.”

He continued: “It’s actually exhausting for me to place myself able to grasp what any individual meant or to place myself able of how like possibly the entire queer neighborhood would possibly really feel round this dialog as a result of I’m neither. Every little thing I’d be doing could be [a] projection or some type of try to grasp. However all I do know is that Candace has one of many largest hearts that I’ve ever met.”


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Cameron Bure, 46, initially made headlines final month after stating that she values GAF’s determination to “preserve conventional marriage on the core” of its programming.

“My coronary heart needs to inform tales which have extra that means and goal and depth behind them,” the former View panelist advised WSJ. Journal in November of her determination to depart Hallmark for Invoice Abbott‘s GAF. “I knew that the individuals behind Nice American Household had been Christians that love the Lord and wished to advertise religion programming and good household leisure. … I feel that Nice American Household will preserve conventional marriage on the core.”

The Fuller Home alum’s remarks sparked backlash among the many likes of Hilarie Burton, Sophia Bush, JoJo Siwa and former costar Jodie Sweetin. Moreover, GAF actor Neal Bledsoe selected to finish his partnership with the community amid the drama.

Cameron Bure, for her half, later issued a public assertion clarifying her feedback.

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“All of you who know me, know past query that I’ve nice love and affection for all individuals,” the Make It or Break It alum wrote in a November 16 Instagram assertion. “It completely breaks my coronary heart that anybody would ever assume I deliberately would need to offend and harm anybody. It saddens me that the media is usually in search of to divide us, even round a topic as comforting and merry as Christmas motion pictures. However, given the poisonous local weather in our tradition proper now, I shouldn’t be shocked. We want Christmas greater than ever.”

Cameron Bure has starred in quite a few vacation romance movies by means of the years, together with two with Greene: A Christmas Detour and On Time for Christmas.

In on a regular basis I’ve spent along with her, there’s completely nothing she mentioned that may in any means … line up with the way in which that what she shared has been made out to [be],” Greene — who has been affectionately nicknamed the “King of Christmas” — advised Us, noting he has not learn the entire article. “I don’t know in the event that they posted one hundred pc what she mentioned. I do know that typically individuals have a tendency to depart out and little particulars that may make the scenario much more divisive as a result of I really feel like the entire information cycle simply thrives on how a lot we hate one another, which drives me sideways and drives me psychological.”

He added: “I simply know her coronary heart and I do know from who her pals [are] and who she is that she’s not a judgmental individual.”

Greene additional famous that he has “pals on all sides” of the talk and is “pissed off that no person’s listening” to at least one one other. “I really feel like there’s gotta be a means in all of this for individuals to pay attention to at least one one other, to come back collectively to type of perceive what it should be like for the queer neighborhood to not have their tales advised in a standard expertise like this,” he defined. “After which additionally for individuals to hearken to the opposite aspect in order that there’s an understanding and never simply go, ‘Nicely, [Candace] is a X, Y, Z as a result of …’ However really go and have a look at the entire image of who [she is and] what her life is.”

The “Complete of the Moon” musician — who prefers to “tread calmly” in regard to the controversy — additionally shared an replace on how Cameron Bure was coping in gentle of the scenario.

“I feel she’s doing effectively. I spoke to her [after] she simply despatched me a little bit textual content,” Greene mentioned on Thursday. “I feel I had mentioned one thing after she had issued [her Instagram statement]. I bought interviewed and I responded … about how she has quite a lot of love for individuals and I had talked about it. She simply thanked me for saying that, however apart from that, I haven’t spoken a lot to Candace throughout this time.”

The When Calls the Coronary heart alum additionally has a formidable variety of vacation motion pictures beneath his belt, together with two that premiered earlier this yr. GAF’s I’m Glad It’s Christmas premiered on November 26 and CBS’ Match for Christmas dropped on December 4.

“I really feel like Christmas motion pictures is this sort of, like, this little teddy bear or sizzling chocolate, reasonably, no matter factor that brings individuals collectively,” Greene gushed about his repertoire of 11 vacation movies. “And for possibly 90 minutes or so, they will overlook concerning the issues that type of divide them after which focus extra on what brings them collectively. And these motion pictures make individuals glad!”

With reporting by Christina Garibaldi