Candace Cameron Bure is saying sorry.
The 45-year old actress posted a series on Wednesday to her Instagram Story. She addressed a TikTok video that she had originally shared and then shared on her Instagram account.
Although the video was deleted from Instagram, it is still available on TikTok. The video shows Bure singing to Lana Del Rey’s “Jealous Girl.” She then leans in front of the camera and holds up a Bible.
The Fuller House star mutters, “Baby! I’m a Gangster Too and It Takes Two to Tango / If you don’t want to dance with me, then dance with me.” A message on the top of the video states, “When they don’t know the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Bure addressed the backlash she received over the short clip and assured her fans that it wasn’t her intention for the video to be viewed as “weird” or “seductive” as many viewers believed it was.
Bure said, “I just returned home and found a lot of unhappy messages about my recent Instagram post that was TikTok,” Although I don’t usually apologize for these things I was surprised that so many people thought it was strange. I am sorry. It was not my intention.
The actress explained that she was using a specific clip from TikTok to apply the Holy Spirit’s power, which was amazing. Many people thought I was trying seductively, which is clearly a sign that I am not a good actress. I was trying my best to be strong and not sexy. It didn’t work out, so I deleted it.
Bure then went on to explain that her daughter Natasha had previously crafted a similar clip-on TikTok, which inspired her to do the same with a faith-based message.
She shrugged her shoulders and said, “Maybe I was trying to be too cool/relevant in a Biblical manner that didn’t work.” “It wasn’t a popular choice, and most people didn’t like it. But, there were a few who appreciated my efforts and understood my intentions.”
“But anyway, it’s gone,” Bure — who recently gained 5 million followers on Instagram — added, as she closed out her reflective messages, saying, “Now I know what you don’t like.”
While Bure remains open on social media, she has often commented on the toll online “haters” can take, saying she lets “a lot of” the criticism go, but also knows when it’s time to stick up for herself.
The star stated that while I let some of it go (the majority), when there are so many comments, that’s when you need to stand up for your rights. “So we can ignore the haters. But when people make jokes about being hateful, they aren’t thinking they are being hateful. So I wouldn’t label them haters.
The actress said, “We need to recognize and let people know there are real people and feelings behind computers or phones.” “So, I believe standing up for yourself and your rights is always appropriate.”