Jonathan Bennett reacts to Candace Cameron Bure's 'traditional marriage' remarks

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By Nasima Khatun

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Following all the drama involving Candace Cameron Bure and her latest interview with the Wall Street Journal, the star of Hallmark's newest Christmas movie, Jonathan Bennett, has spoken out.

The 46-year-old Fuller House actress recently dumped Hallmark for Great American Family media (GAF) after stating that the conservative-led channel aligns better with her own personal values.

When asked if GAF would be looking to feature any same-sex couples in the future, she responded by saying no and added that as the Chief Creative Officer, she intends to "keep traditional marriage at the core" of her work.

Her controversial comments stirred up quite a reaction online, including responses from Hilarie Burton and JoJo Siwa, who both slammed the actress for her "rude" and "bigoted" comments.

Now joining the list of critics is none other than the star of Hallmark's latest feel-good Christmas movie, The Holiday Sitter.

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Jonathan Bennett attends Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas red carpet. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Speaking to E! News, Bennett said he was extremely proud to be part of such an "inclusive" network.

"I'm just proud to be part of Hallmark channel that is doing so much inclusive programming like The Holiday Sitter, which is an LGBTQ+ led Christmas movie," the Mean Girls actor told the outlet. "I'm just so proud to be on Hallmark channel that's making these movies for everyone because Christmas is for everyone and Hallmark channels are for everyone."

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Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa attend Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas red carpet. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

The Holiday Sitter is set to premiere on December 11 and tells the story of an unexpected romance between neighbors Sam and Jason while they're babysitting.

George Krissa, Matthew James Dowden and Chelsea Hobbs also star in the highly-anticipated film led by the channel's first same-sex couple.

It seems as though despite the gloomy atmosphere created by Cameron Bure and her WSJ interview, others are still very excited to see the upcoming movie.

"Love to see the representation and the storyline seems fun," one user tweeted.

"Can't wait for this," added another.

Earlier this week, Bennett's interview with Flaunt Magazine was released in which he talked about what The Holiday Sitter means for queer representation.

"What makes The Holiday Sitter so special is the humor and the heart," he said. "It's filled with so many touching moments that make me still have butterflies every time I watch it, and as a gay man, I never had these touching holiday moments represented on screen growing up, so I think that’s why this movie, although a comedy, makes me so emotional."

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Jonathan Bennett reacts to Candace Cameron Bure's 'traditional marriage' remarks

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By Nasima Khatun

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Following all the drama involving Candace Cameron Bure and her latest interview with the Wall Street Journal, the star of Hallmark's newest Christmas movie, Jonathan Bennett, has spoken out.

The 46-year-old Fuller House actress recently dumped Hallmark for Great American Family media (GAF) after stating that the conservative-led channel aligns better with her own personal values.

When asked if GAF would be looking to feature any same-sex couples in the future, she responded by saying no and added that as the Chief Creative Officer, she intends to "keep traditional marriage at the core" of her work.

Her controversial comments stirred up quite a reaction online, including responses from Hilarie Burton and JoJo Siwa, who both slammed the actress for her "rude" and "bigoted" comments.

Now joining the list of critics is none other than the star of Hallmark's latest feel-good Christmas movie, The Holiday Sitter.

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Jonathan Bennett attends Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas red carpet. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

Speaking to E! News, Bennett said he was extremely proud to be part of such an "inclusive" network.

"I'm just proud to be part of Hallmark channel that is doing so much inclusive programming like The Holiday Sitter, which is an LGBTQ+ led Christmas movie," the Mean Girls actor told the outlet. "I'm just so proud to be on Hallmark channel that's making these movies for everyone because Christmas is for everyone and Hallmark channels are for everyone."

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Jonathan Bennett and George Krissa attend Hallmark's Countdown to Christmas red carpet. Credit: Sipa US / Alamy

The Holiday Sitter is set to premiere on December 11 and tells the story of an unexpected romance between neighbors Sam and Jason while they're babysitting.

George Krissa, Matthew James Dowden and Chelsea Hobbs also star in the highly-anticipated film led by the channel's first same-sex couple.

It seems as though despite the gloomy atmosphere created by Cameron Bure and her WSJ interview, others are still very excited to see the upcoming movie.

"Love to see the representation and the storyline seems fun," one user tweeted.

"Can't wait for this," added another.

Earlier this week, Bennett's interview with Flaunt Magazine was released in which he talked about what The Holiday Sitter means for queer representation.

"What makes The Holiday Sitter so special is the humor and the heart," he said. "It's filled with so many touching moments that make me still have butterflies every time I watch it, and as a gay man, I never had these touching holiday moments represented on screen growing up, so I think that’s why this movie, although a comedy, makes me so emotional."

Featured Image Credit: REUTERS / Alamy