Candace Cameron Bure has responded to a TikTok video that former “Dance Moms” star JoJo Siwa posted, in which Siwa called Bure the “rudest celebrity” she has met.
“I want to talk about the JoJo situation,” said Bure in an Instagram video posted Tuesday. “Honestly, I was shocked when I saw the TikTok on Sunday and I had no idea where it came from and so I immediately tried to reach out to her through a mutual friend.”
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JoJo Siwa is a dancer, singer and YouTuber who became famous by appearing at age 9 in Lifetime’s “Dance Moms,” a reality show that followed children as they trained and competed in competitive dance.
On Sunday, Siwa posted a TikTok video where she listed out various celebrities and then quickly flashed their pictures at the camera. Candace Cameron Bure was first as Siwa’s rudest celebrity. Others included Zendaya as her “celebrity crush,” Miley Cyrus as the “nicest celebrity” and Elton John as the “coolest celebrity.”
“I didn’t know what happened,” said Bure. “I didn’t know.” So after she saw the video Sunday, she reached out to Siwa and they talked over the phone Tuesday morning.
“We had a great conversation,” Bure said. When Siwa asked how she was doing, Bure responded, “Well, I’ve been better. What happened?”
Bure told Siwa that she did not know what she had done to be rude to her. She remembered meeting Siwa on The Kelly Clarkson Show, but had thought that went well. Siwa agreed and said Bure was “super nice.”
Bure said Siwa was reluctant to tell her what had happened. Siwa had not expected the TikTok video to go viral and did not mean for it to be taken as seriously as it has. But the reality star eventually told Bure she had met her at age 11 on the red carpet for the premier of “Fuller House.”
Siwa had asked Bure to take a picture with her and Bure had said, “Not right now.” Then Bure went on to take photos with other people. Siwa said she understands the situation now and that Bure wasn’t “even mean,” but at the time it was hard for her as she was 11.