Candace Cameron Bure Talks Facing Pressure From Christian Critics

Actress Candace Cameron Bure (L) and her daughter Natasha arrive at the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 15, 2012.
Actress Candace Cameron Bure (L) and her daughter Natasha arrive at the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles September 15, 2012. | (Photo: Reuters/Danny Moloshok)

"Fuller house" star Candace Cameron Bure talked about how to push boundaries while staying true to yourself in an article in She particularly addressed how she deals with pressure from her own Christian brothers and sisters.

"Don't bow to outside pressure," Bure titled the section in which she revealed that a lot of the pressure she endures is from people in her own Christian community.

"There are a lot of people out there who might expect you to uphold their standards, rather than your own. I'm very outspoken about my Christian faith, and I actually face a lot of pressure from others within the faith," the California native said.

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When she first re-emerged in the entertainment scene, some of her Christian fans were delighted with her modest attire on "Dancing with the Stars" Season 18 and some were not. "The View" co-host also regularly argues from a conservative point of view on the hit ABC daytime talk show. Much of the recent negative attention she has received, however, has come after "Fuller House" premiered on Netflix Feb 26, with 13 episodes reuniting most of the original "Full House" cast. The sitcom spin-off garnered a lot of heat from evangelicals who were hoping Bure's Christian values would keep the show "family-friendly," but were not happy with some of the more adult content.

"When I was on Dancing With the Stars, for example, I was constantly hearing from people who thought that my costumes weren't appropriate," she continued. ""On Fuller House," people were sad that my character made certain choices. Even with "The View," people say I'm not speaking up enough for conservative values and that I allow myself to get walked on. Everyone has an opinion!"

"I've found that people really do respect when you hold true to your convictions and what you value. So you just have to learn to let the comments go and not take them personally, even if they're well-intentioned. When I'm having issues or facing a big decision I'm unsure about, I talk with the people who are closest to me, whom I trust and who know my situation. That's where I seek guidance, along with prayer, not from the masses," she concluded the segment.

Echoing some of the sentiments shared in the article, the actress also recently addressed her critics with a firm Instagram post telling everyone to stop the negativity.

"This is getting ridiculous!! STOP having religious debates about me and my family on my comments thread after EVERY single photo I post when they have nothing to do with the picture!" she exclaimed with a picture of a cartoon girl saying, "C'mon."

Bure's social media pages are constantly being bombarded with comments about her faith. She is either praised for her beliefs or bashed. Both reactions usually causing full-on debates on her message boards.

"If someone makes a rude or negative comment, ignore it! You're feeding and driving the negativity. This is NOT productive or respectful conversation. And I'm talking to BOTH sides! It's getting old and downright ugly. This does not represent Jesus well. Let's encourage one another as well as take the debates to a private page. Please and thank you," she stated.

Despite the recent backlash, Bure does not seem to be slowing down. "Fuller House" was just renewed for a second season, and she is the newest advice columnists for J-14 Magazine along with her daughter Natasha.

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