‘Queer Eye’ Star Bobby Berk Is at Odds With Fans Not Loving His Candace Cameron Selfie
Yesterday Bobby Berk, the design expert on Queer Eye, posted a selfie with fellow “Fab Five” member Jonathan Van Ness, along with Fuller House stars Andrea Barber (Kimmy Gibbler) and Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner). His fans particularly weren’t amused by the Bobby Berk Candace Cameron selfie, rehashing allegations that the actress is a homophobe.
The Bobby Berk Candace Cameron Bure selfie at issue didn’t look like anything inflammatory on first glance. He posted the picture to Instagram with the caption “When your childhood TV friends become your adult REAL friends.” The comments, however, are chock-full of people taking Berk to task for appearing in a selfie with her, labeling her a homophobe.
Is Candace Cameron Bure a homophobe? She’s definitely flirted with the appearance of seeming homophobic, albeit not to the extreme of her brother, former teen heartthrob and current punchline Kirk Cameron.
Kirk Cameron is a born-again Christian since his Growing Pains days who told alleged journalist Piers Morgan, “I think that [homosexuality is] unnatural. I think that it’s detrimental and ultimately destructive to so many of the foundations of civilization.”
But Candace Cameron Bure doesn’t get a clean bill of non-homophobia. She’s defended an Oregon anti-gay baker on The View, arguing with Raven-Symoné about the issue. She also bowed out of a debate about Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and implied that Hillary Clinton‘s support for abortion and gay rights were why she couldn’t support the candidate.
In fact, most of Candace Cameron Bure’s homophobia has had a veneer of plausible deniability — for example, did she share pictures of herself and her son enjoying Chick-fil-A because they’re fans of the chicken … or is it because they’re fans of the chain’s support for homophobic policies? But add these all together and things don’t look so good for the former child star.