Candace Cameron Bure slammed for seductive Bible dance in viral video: 'Christianity in weird place'
Actress, producer, author and talk show panelist Candace Cameron Bure, best known for her role as DJ Tanner on ‘Full House’, and DJ Tanner-Fuller on ‘Fuller House’, has apologized for a bizarre TikTok video featuring her that went viral on social media. In the video, she was seen holding a Bible while lip-syncing a Lana Del Rey song ‘Jealous Girl’.
"Baby, I'm a gangster too and it takes two to tango/You don't wanna' dance with me, dance with me," she lip-synced while leaning over a table. While doing this, Bure — a devout Christian who often discusses religion with her followers on social media — picked up a copy of the Bible and held it close to her chest with a smirk. "When they don't know the power of the Holy Spirit," she wrote, captioning the video.
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This happened on Wednesday, July 28. The same night, she took to her Instagram Story to announce that she had deleted the post from her Instagram page after getting flak from her followers. The post, however, reportedly remained on her TikTok.
Candace Cameron Bure wilding out https://t.co/37Fa3TzYCJ— linds (@pynkgl1tter) July 29, 2021
"I just came home and read a lot of messages that were not happy with my latest Instagram post that was a TikTok video," she said. "And I usually don't apologize for these things, but a lot of you thought it was weird, and I'm sorry. That was not my intention. I was using a very specific clip from TikTok and applying it to the power of the Holy Spirit, which is incredible."
She said that she was surprised that the word "seductive" was used to describe the video. "And so many of you thought that I was trying to be seductive, which clearly means I'm not a very good actress because I was trying to be strong, not sexy or seductive," she said with a laugh. "So I guess that didn't work, but I deleted it."
The former sitcom star said she made the video after seeing her 22-year-old daughter Natasha Bure use the same audio, and she said that she was trying to have a religious discussion. “I was trying to do my own version of it with the Bible and talk about the Holy Spirit and the power of the Holy Spirit, but that basically nothing can trump the Holy Spirit and we only know that by reading the Bible,” she said.
"Maybe I was just trying to be too cool or relevant in a Biblical way that didn't work," she concluded. "Anyway, most of you didn't like it, clearly, but there was a small percentage of you that appreciated what I did and understood my intention. But anyway, it's gone. Now I know what you don't like."
This isn’t the first time that Bure has had to issue a public address after one of her posts offended the sensibilities of her fans. In September 2020 she shared an image on her Instagram Story that showed her husband lightly cupping her breast. "For all of the Christians that are questioning my post with my husband’s hand on my boob — my husband of 24 years — thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it’s my husband," she said at the time. "We have so much fun together."
On social media, many just found the video weird. One Twitter user said, “American Evangelical Christianity is in a weird place.” One person tweeted, “Christianity is menacingly holding a bible in selfies.” One Twitter user also said, “White folks got a different holy Ghost.”
American Evangelical Christianity is in a weird place. pic.twitter.com/yBYhOSSqcW— Garbage Ape 🦧 (@GarbageApe) July 29, 2021
christianity is menacingly holding a bible in selfies— rictus of friendship (@tancr3d2) July 29, 2021
White folks got a different holy Ghost https://t.co/y4YAMQiOyX— Soaking 🤌🏿 (@solomonmissouri) July 30, 2021