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Bob Saget’s widow Kelly Rizzo took a playful jab at her late husband’s longtime co-star Candace Cameron Bure amid a public dust-up between the “Fuller House” star and “Dance Moms” alum Joelle Joanie (JoJo) Siwa.
Rizzo, who is a friend of the actress, responded after Siwa accused Bure of being the rudest celebrity she had ever met — prompting a personal phone call and a public video apology from the GAC Family star.
“Haha geez Candace! Why are you so mean!?!?” Rizzo joked, adding several laughing emojis to punctuate her point. “(jk you’re the best ever).”
The spat began on Sunday when Siwa shared a TikTok video in which she claimed that Bure was the rudest celebrity she had ever met in person.
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Bure responded by calling Siwa to clear the air, noting that she had been blind-sided by the viral accusation and that until they spoke, she had no idea what the “Dance Moms” teen was talking about. At that point Siwa revealed that she had once asked Bure for a photo at a red carpet event — the 2016 premiere of “Fuller House” — only to be turned down and then watch as the actress took photos for other people.
Siwa reportedly acknowledged during the phone call that it wasn’t really a big deal anymore, but Bure still apologized to her personally, admitting that she felt “crummy” for making Siwa, then 11 years old, feel as though she had been snubbed.
She then shared a video apology as well.
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According to the video, Siwa had blown off her accusation as just a “silly TikTok” and had not intended to hurt anyone or to have it blow up in the way that it did — and Bure said that it was certainly worth taking a lesson to heart from the experience.
“I think the lesson we can learn … is that even a ten-second trending TikTok video can do damage, because our words matter, and our actions matter,” she said before extending an apology to anyone who might have met her in the past and been disappointed in the way that Siwa had.
To those who have “personally run into me, and I was not the person you were hoping for or expecting, I just want to say I’m sorry,” she said.
Amanda Prestigiacamo contributed to this report.