The actress said she was unaware that “Craft Me a Romance” would air on the network. Candace Cameron Bure had defended the channel’s emphasis on “traditional marriage” last year, which made news.
Jodie Sweetin is upset that her next movie Craft Me a Romance will show on Great American Family since Candace Cameron Bure, her former Full House co-star, has a contract there.
Sweetin said in a statement provided to The Hollywood Reporter that she was unaware the romantic comedy will air on the cable network, which made news late last year when Cameron Bure declared “traditional marriage” would be the topic of stories on Great American Family. In contrast, the Hallmark Channel, which had previously aired several of Cameron Bure’s Christmas rom-coms, has lately included LGBTQ characters in some of its films.
Sweetin added, “As actors, sometimes we don’t have control over which network buys the projects we’re in or are a part of the process in which they get sold.” I was therefore shocked to discover in the news yesterday that the independent movie I worked on for almost a year had been bought by Great American Family.
I’m sad, but in line with my goal of assisting the LGBTQ+ community, any possible or upcoming profits from this sale will be donated to LGBTQ+ groups, she concluded.
Great American Family has been contacted by THR for comment.
The Wall Street Journal released an interview with Cameron Bure in November during which he stated, “I think that Great American Family will keep traditional marriage at the core.” She went on to say, “I knew that the people behind Great American Family were Christians who loved the Lord and wanted to promote faith programming and good family entertainment.”
After more than ten years of employment with Hallmark, Cameron Bure revealed in April 2022 that she would be joining the parent business of the channel, Great American Media. She said that the partnership, which includes an executive position with Great American, was inspired by their “shared vision of creating compelling wholesome content for an audience who wants to watch programming for and with the entire family.”
This week, Craft Me a Romance was scheduled to appear on Great American Family on September 16. In the movie, Sweetin plays the owner of an arts and crafts shop who finds that the CEO of a rival firm is pressuring her to sell her operation or risk having it closed down.
Sweetin is most recognized for her role as Stephanie Tanner on Full House, where Cameron Bure played D.J. Tanner, Stephanie’s elder sister. Due to the success of the ABC comedy, both of them were able to reprise their roles in the Netflix revival series Fuller House, which ran from 2016 to 2020.
The Holiday Sitter, the Hallmark Channel’s first holiday rom-com featuring LGBTQ people, premiered in December. George Krissa and Jonathan Bennett played the main couple.
Luke Macfarlane, an out homosexual actor who has acted in several romantic comedies for Hallmark Channel, was questioned about Cameron Bure’s remarks during an interview with THR that was published last month. He praised Hallmark’s efforts to promote diversity as a result.
Hallmark is undoubtedly making an attempt to provide gay content, and Macfarlane praised them for it. They have frequently been the target of jokes for the rather constrained character of their cast, but they have significantly changed that and are actively doing so.