While you were sleeping, the hilarious Bianca Del Rio went open toe to open toe with Candace Cameron Bure on Instagram. We break it down for you.
Bure shared an image of herself on Instagram wearing a “Not Today Satan” shirt, a term we all know was made famous by Del Rio during her stint on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6.
Del Rio picked up on this and re-shared the image to her following, with the caption, “If only, this Republican homophobe knew,” followed by a bunch of devil and heart emojis.
Bianca Del Rio’s fans — who I feel like need a name — quickly trolled Cameron Bure hard, going in on her and homophobic values. Del Rio’s Devil Den (how’s that?) let her have it, pointing out that “the irony is thick” and Bure needs to “look up where that quote comes from.”
Bure responded to Del Rio, commenting that just because she loves Jesus doesn’t mean she hates gay people. “Why do you have to be nasty to me? You don’t know me or my heart,” she wrote. “I’m not homophobic and always sad when people think otherwise. Loving Jesus doesn’t mean I hate gay people or anyone. You sent a bunch of hateful people to my page writing horrible things. I hope next time you’ll spread love and kindness, even when you disagree with people. Sending you love and wish you all the best.”
First of all, Del Rio did not send her Devil’s Den to wreak havoc on her wall, they did that on their own. While Bure says she is a not anti-gay, her history proves otherwise.
Bianca Del Rio called Candace Cameron Bure a homophobe. Is she?
Back in 2012, Bure made it clear where she stands on the Chick-Fil-A anti-gay marriage issue when she posted a not-so-subtle photo to get her message across. She posted a photo to her Twitter account showing herself and her son proudly holding up Chick-Fil-A items with the caption, “We love chikin!”
Bure’s anti-LGBT views were exposed on The View during an infamous debate over whether a bakery in Oregon had the right to refuse to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding. Whoopi Goldberg revealed that the owners of the bakery were asked to pay the couple $135,000.
Raven Symoné argued the bakery had discriminated against the couple. “The Oregon law bars businesses from discriminating against sexual orientation, race, disability, age, or religion,” she said. “To me, it’s the same exact thing that they did back in the day saying that black people couldn’t do certain things because it’s my ‘religious belief.'”
Playing the “freedom of association” card, Bure defended the baker’s actions. “[The bakery had] baked cakes for [the couple]previously,” she said. “They had a problem with the actual ceremony because that—the ceremony—is what conflicted with their religious beliefs. They are saying that they stand for marriage between a man and a woman.”
Candace Cameron Bure also dodged some debates that would show her true colors. As Season 19 of The View began in September 2015, Page Six noticed she was absent from a key panel discussion about Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who refused to administer marriage licenses to gay couples in her county. She awkwardly joined the panel later in the show, leading some to wonder if she was avoiding the conversation or if ABC was trying to prevent her from expressing her opinions about same-sex marriage on air.
But not all controversial conversations were dodged. In 2016, when debating the spirituality of Hillary Clinton, Bure went to toe to toe with Michael Moore.
She said, “With some of [Hillary Clinton’s] positions, I don’t believe she lives it. For those people that really look to the Bible, understanding her positions is very difficult.” Bure was hinting at Clinton’s position on social issues such as abortion and gay rights.
Moore replied, “What I would say to the people who are against abortion is, if you are against it, don’t have one. If you are against gay marriage, don’t get gay married. You won’t like it. It’s not for you. But live and let live. You live your faith the way you believe you should live it.”
We think that Candace Cameron Bure’s history on gay issues speaks for itself. But one question we have is: who is making that shirt with Bianca Del Rio’s signature catch phrase? And does Bure even realize it’s Del Rio’s motto?
A clothing company Peace Love World is tagged in the Instagram post but we can’t find the shirt on their website. When you Google the phrase, quite a lot of merchandise comes up on Etsy with the infamous term. Many of the items are being hocked by religious companies with no likeness or association to Del Rio being made at all.
One more gay thing stolen by the mainstream. First Drag Race, now this. Let’s just hope Del Rio has copyrighted her words so we can get them off the bodies of anti-gay fanatics like Candace Cameron Bure.