Candace Cameron Bure denies asking for first queer ‘Fuller House’ actress Miss Benny to be ‘removed’ from the show

Candace Cameron Bure has refuted Miss Benny’s claims on social media that the ‘Fuller House’ actress wanted her out

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Candace Cameron Bure (left) and Miss Benny

Candace Cameron Bure denies claims that she tried to have More complete house guest star, Miss Benny, removed from the Netflix sitcom.

THURSDAY, Glamour The Miss Benny star, 24, posted a TikTok video where she recalled an alleged incident in which she was told that her character Casey, More complete housewas at risk of being cut from the show because “one of the Tanner sisters” was “very publicly not for girls”.

“I remember the writers and the studio sitting me down to warn me that this person would have tried to have the character cut and not have a queer character on the show,” said Miss Benny, who came out as transgender. in June. .

The actress added that she was “warned and prepared” that this person’s fan base might be encouraged to target her.

Although Miss Benny didn’t mention the actress by name in the video, one of the clip’s hashtags read “#candacebure.”

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Bure, 47, later refuted the allegations, telling PEOPLE in a statement that the two had limited interaction on the show but that she only wants “the best” for the show. Glamour star.

“I never asked for the character of Miss Benny to be removed from More complete house and did not ask the writers, producers or studio executives to not have weird characters on the show,” said Bure, who played DJ Tanner on Full house and its Netflix revival. “More complete house has always welcomed a wide range of characters. I thought Miss Benny did a great job as “Casey” on the show. We didn’t share any scenes together, so we didn’t get to talk much while filming on set. I wish Miss Benny the best.

Netflix representatives did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Netflix Candace Cameron Bure on "Fuller House"  with Andrea Barber (left) and Jodie Sweetin

Netflix Candace Cameron Bure on ‘Fuller House’ with Andrea Barber (left) and Jodie Sweetin

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This isn’t the first time Bure has found himself in the middle of a social media controversy.

In July 2022, singer and actress JoJo Siwa posted a video on social media with photos of celebrities she thought were the “rudest”, “nicest”, “coolest” and her “crush”. . The Nickelodeon star, 20, has named Bure the ‘rudest celebrity’ she’s ever met for refusing to take a photo on the red carpet at the More complete house first when Siwa was 11 years old.

Although Bure apologized to Siwa on social media and the two made amends, the singer – who identifies as queer and pansexual – later called Bure back in November 2022 after the More complete house the actress said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal she plans to “keep traditional marriage at the heart” of her partnership with the Great American Family channel.

“I honestly can’t believe after everything that happened just a few months ago that she would not only create a movie with the intention of excluding LGBTQIA+ people, but also talk about it in the press. It’s rude and hurtful to a whole community of people,” Siwa wrote on Instagram at the time.

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Bure’s Full house And More complete house Costar Jodie Sweetin clapped back to Siwa in the comments to her post, writing, “You know I love you” along with a red heart emoji.

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Siwa later told PEOPLE of her relationship with Bure: “We didn’t [talked]and I don’t think we will ever do that again.”

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