‘Am I the villain?’ Candace Cameron Bure talks about being a conservative in Hollywood on latest TikTok
Candace Cameron Bure touched on being vilified as a conservative in Hollywood by way of a TikTok video on Wednesday.
The 45-year-old Fuller House star lip synced audio from a RuPaul’s Drag Race clip that says in excerpt ‘Am I the villain?’ which she likened to her political stance in liberal leaning tinseltown.
Brazen-faced throughout, she captioned the video: ‘When you’re conservative in Hollywood.’
Taking a stance: The Fuller House actress touched on being vilified as a conservative in Hollywood by way of a TikTok video on Wednesday where she lip synced words such as ‘Am I the villain?’
Candace recorded herself in her backyard as she sat underneath a tree in a green crew neck sweater.
She matched the audio as she mouthed: ‘Is it me? Am I the drama? I don’t think I’m the drama. Maybe I am. Am I the villain? I don’t think I’m the villain.’
The clip originates from contestant Scarlet Envy on RuPaul’s Drag Race, and on TikTok the sound is not so fittingly (for Candace’s sake ) titled: ‘I am a socialist.’
Users were quick to point out the irony of that on her video — which has garnered 1 million likes. ‘A conservative using a sound from a drag queen titled “I am a socialist”‘ wrote one user.
Unapologetic: Bure mouthed audio from a RuPaul’s Drag Race clip that says in excerpt ‘Am I the villain?’ which she likened to her political stance in liberal leaning tinseltown
Polarizing: The comments section was full of some slamming her, while others touched on the increasingly polarized political climate in America and how we should all be entitled to our own opinion
Another user quipped: ‘I’m not sure you’re “in Hollywood” queen,’ but others also showed support for her.
‘I am a liberal and I have nothing but respect for your talent and acting. We don’t have to agree on everything to love everyone anyways,’ wrote one.
Another comment also spoke to the increasingly polarized political climate in the United States.
‘If you suddenly stopped liking her just because she doesn’t have the same opinion as you, you are part of the problem in America right now,’ read the top-liked comment.
Hardship: Last week Candace spoke about the difficulty of being a host on The View in 2016 and said that she was ultimately pushed to exit when Donald Trump won the election because she couldn’t stomach being a ‘punching bag’ in the conservative seat ; pictured December 2019
Last week Bure reflected on her time as a co-host on The View during 2015 to 2016, and confessed to having some level of PTSD from it on the Behind The Table podcast.
She said that as someone who had ‘never spoken publicly about politics,’ she signed onto the show after being told that topics of conversation would be ‘lighter’, but said the climate changed when Donald Trump entered the presidential race.
‘As soon as Donald Trump won that election, I was like, this has got to go, because I could not, I did not want to be the punching bag for the next four years in that conservative seat.
‘I just didn’t want to. And it wasn’t worth it to me. It wasn’t worth my mental health, which was already suffering, so it was a very easy decision,’ she recalled after confessing she would often get sick to her stomach and cry before the show.
Stress-inducing: Calling being a co-host on The View ‘the toughest job’ she’s had she said she ultimately had to leave because ‘It wasn’t worth my mental health, which was already suffering,’ after confessing she would often get sick to her stomach and cry before the show; pictured on Season 20 of The View 2016
Simple: Bure’s repurposed Instagram posts were modeled on Apple push notifications, with each reading, ‘I’m not anti-v’ to which she said that she was ‘pro-medical freedom’ among other things
Additionally Candace found herself a topic of conversation earlier this month when she made her stance regarding the COVID-19 vaccine know, but said she wasn’t ‘anti-vax.’
Re-posting a multi-slide Instagram graphic that read: ‘I’m not anti-v,’ the graphic offered up things she was ‘for’ such as being ‘pro-medical freedom.’
‘This is not about what I am against. This is what I am FOR,’ Bure claimed in her caption. ‘Read and understand the distinction,’ her caption read in excerpt as she added ‘This mama is holding the line and standing up for freedom.’
In an Instagram story in September she also said ‘Although I will not disclose my vaccination status to you, I am absolutely opposed to vaccine MANDATES, anywhere. We must speak up.’