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Bobby Berk Responds to Controversy Over Candace Cameron Bure Selfie

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This week at the Emmy Awards, the Fab Five was snatching wigs, left and right, with their red carpet looks. But they also managed to take some time to fan-girl and work on their selfie game with some other celebs.

A selfie that Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness took has received some backlash from fans. The photo in question features Andrea Barber and Candace Cameron Bure of Netflix's Fuller House.

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In the past, Bure has come under fire for her anti-LGBTQ views. In 2015, she sided with Christian bakers who refused to serve same-sex couples. Last year, she faced criticism again when she sported a shirt on Instagram that read, "not today Satan," commonly known as Bianca Del Rio's catchphrase, to which the drag queen responded, calling her a "homophobic republican."

So, it comes as no surprise that the Queer Eye stars recieved backlash for their selfie. Fans have commented with "so disappointing..." and “homophobe," one even calling her "republic**t."

On Queer Eye, Berk has been outspoken about his own struggles with religion. In one episode, he even refused to go into a church because of traumatic memories. But in many episodes, they have to work with those they don't agree with, which he cites as the mentality behind his comraderie with Bure.

“She’s a human and an artist just as I am, and the whole basis of Queer Eye is to learn to be able to coexist and to learn from people who think differently from you,” Berk said in a video posted to his Instagram story. “I do know her views. I am against her views. But as a person, I love her just as we should all love each other.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

When your childhood TV friends become your adult REAL friends.

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