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Her rebuttal is in response to a TikTok video made by Miss Benny, a 24-year-old YouTuber who identifies as transgender, responding to a question about alleged “homophobic” treatment on set.
“I was on ‘Fuller House,’ I played Casey, the first gay character on the ‘Full House’ franchise,” Benny said in the social media video. “One of the Tanner sisters is very publicly ‘not for the girls,’ if that makes sense?”
Benny, who did not mention Bure by name, continued, “I remember I got sat down by the writers and the studio to basically warn me how this person, allegedly, was trying to get the character removed and not have a queer character on the show. I was also sort of warned and prepared that this person’s fan base might be encouraged to target me specifically.”
Bure, who rose to fame on the popular sitcom “Full House” and is known to espouse conservative views, responded to Benny’s claims in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“I never asked Miss Benny’s character to be removed from ‘Fuller House’ and did not ask the writers, producers or studio executives to not have queer characters on the show,” the 47-year-old actress said.
“‘Fuller House’ has always welcomed a wide range of characters,” she said. “I thought Miss Benny did a great job as ‘Casey’ on the show.”
Bure also addressed claims Benny made that “despite working on the show every day for two weeks straight — I have only had a conversation with one of the Tanner sisters.” Considering that “Fuller House” star Jodie Sweetin has become a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community, many TikTok users assume Benny was voicing complaints against Bure.
“We didn’t share any scenes together, so we didn’t get a chance to talk much while filming on set. I wish Miss Benny only the best,” Bure said.