Candace Cameron Bure ends rumors she was present at her brother Kirk Cameron’s Christmas carol protests.
Cameron, 50, was struck by an intense backlash on social media after hosting a second Christmas carol event on Tuesday – an event in response to the stay-at-home order in effect in California due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“I haven’t attended any recent Christmas carol events,” Bure, 44, tweeted Thursday morning. “In addition, I choose to follow the strictest guidelines by wearing a mask and social distancing when I am in public. ”
While not necessarily agreeing with his brother’s apparent stance on staying indoors, Bure took umbrage with the negative remarks directed at Cameron and defended the “Growing Pains” star as the two are incredibly close.
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“I don’t appreciate mean tweets about my family,” she wrote on Twitter. “I believe respectful dialogue is the key to being heard. Stay safe. ”
On Tuesday night, Cameron held another Christmas carol demonstration at The Oaks Mall in Thousand Oaks, Calif., And featured around 100 supporters who gathered to sing Christmas carols without face masks.
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The crowd ranged in ages from small children to seniors, and they stood side by side as they listened to the lyrics to “The First Noel,” as seen in a video posted to the actor’s Instagram Story.
It appears Cameron was standing inches away from a group performing in front of the crowd. Almost no one in the video is wearing protective gear.
Cameron responded to the reaction during a virtual appearance on “Fox News @ Night”.
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“All I can tell you is that I look around in my community and see the devastation and suffering of people whose businesses have gone bankrupt, people struggling with anxiety, depression – suicide is skyrocketing – the abused being quarantined with their attackers, and I can’t ignore that, ”he said.
And he thinks people want to be a part of his events.
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The number of virus cases in California is on the rise and many have scoffed at Governor Gavin Newsom’s stay-at-home order in recent weeks because he has apparently defied his own order.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.