Candace Cameron Bure and her brother, Kirk Cameron, are well known as stalwarts of late 80s/early 90s sitcoms that became born-again Christians during their time on television.
Bure unexpectedly received some backlash from her Christian community, though, after posting a picture of her and her husband that followers deemed "inappropriate."
The picture shows Bure's husband, Valeri Bure, resting his hand on Bure's right breast.
In the original shared image on Bure's Instagram story, she's subtitled it:
The immediate backlash she received was so severe she deleted the post.
Candace Cameron Bure Responds to Backlash After "Inappropriate" Instagram With Her Husband https://t.co/bKdrzm8kcN… https://t.co/8V4Qyiyaun— Get It Together. 🌈🌈 (@Get It Together. 🌈🌈)1599779446.0
Gimme some of that Christian hypocrisy. Please. https://t.co/EZU8oHDyaE— Sean889 (@Sean889)1599836556.0
Eventually, expressing her frustration with the backlash, she re-posted the photo with a little caveat.
In a couple videos that have since expired from her Instagram story, she said:
"For all of the Christians that are questioning my post with my husband's hand on my boob—my husband of 24 years—thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it's my husband. We have so much fun together."
"He can touch me any time he wants, and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about."
@nypost As my brilliant Christian wife just pointed out, Christians aren’t supposed to judge others— Lance Fortune (@Lance Fortune)1599780565.0
@nypost Oh please leave these people alone. They're married FFS!— Caffeine Queendividual with a Cervix (and BEWBS) (@Caffeine Queendividual with a Cervix (and BEWBS))1599776698.0
@nypost It’s her husband and they’re goofing off. @candacecbure - good for you. People need to get a grip.— Case Wright (@Case Wright)1599776562.0
@nypost Seriously so married couples that has been for 20 or above can't show affection— Holly Soldier (@Holly Soldier)1599776847.0
@nypost Everyone is okay with trmp’s obscene behavior, but an innocent interaction between a man and wife is someho… https://t.co/QMNWpFWlLq— Cheryl Shaver (@Cheryl Shaver)1599837229.0
Cameron Bure did not issue an apology, either.
"I'm sorry if it offended you—I'm actually not sorry."
"I'm glad we have fun together after so many years. He can touch me all day long."
@nypost Only inappropriate things here are the people complaining about it...— Eric Daoust (@Eric Daoust)1599838520.0
@nypost I've never known anyone I felt I could do this with and have it be alright. I'm happy for them.— _mm512_maskz_hesnotthestig_epi64(0x42,vec1,vec2) (@_mm512_maskz_hesnotthestig_epi64(0x42,vec1,vec2))1599828191.0
@nypost 2020 everyone!!! What a joke. Can we all please hit the fast forward button. @candacecbure live your life!— JJ (@JJ)1599780939.0
@nypost Screw that! They're married. What's the big deal. She's ok with it.— Mike Ledferd (@Mike Ledferd)1599777100.0
@nypost lol The people that got mad ain't gettin any. 😀— Zoey Silver (@Zoey Silver)1599778057.0
Candace and former NHL player Valeri have been married for 24 years, having gotten married in 1996 after being introduced to each other by Bure's Full House co-star, Dave Coulier.
They have a daughter, Natasha - 22, and two sons, Lev - 20 and Maksim - 18. They presumably will be having fun together regardless of what the internet tells them to do.