For the first time since Lori Loughlin’s arrest amidst the larger college cheating scandal, we’ve heard from one of the stars of Fuller House in Candace Cameron Bure. What did she have to say? Well, let’s just say that her speech at the Kids’ Choice Awards can absolutely be taken with a very specific meaning.
You can watch some of Bure’s speech at the bottom of this article; in it, she made sure to give a rather impassioned statement about family, about love, and sticking together during difficult times:
“Family sticks together no matter what … They stick together through the hard times. They support each other. They encourage one another. They pray for each other, and they stand by their side no matter how tough it gets. And a loving family that sticks together also celebrates the really good times together.”
Obviously, Candace didn’t directly mention Lori (no surprise — this is a show for kids and we think that the reference would’ve gone far over their heads), but you can read between the lines as to what the meaning is. While Loughlin is not a series regular on Fuller House, she has recurred throughout the run — at least until now. Reports are that she will not be a part of the upcoming fifth and final season of the show, a decision that makes some sense given the current state of the legal process. Even if Lori does not appear as Aunt Becky in the flesh, you can clearly interpret what Candace is saying here as the show standing behind her on a friendship level. Bure is actively involved behind the scenes as a producer, and also made her directorial debut near the end of the fourth season.
In addition to losing her Fuller House gig, Loughlin has been let go from all of her Hallmark Channel commitments, including one of the network’s biggest hits in When Calls the Heart. As reported earlier today, no firm decision has been made regarding the future of that show; personally, we imagine that they will take their time, ponder up some of the best options, and then make an announcement when a few of the headlines that are out there start to blow over a little bit.
Given that Fuller House most likely will not premiere on Netflix until the end of the year, you could argue that there is technically plenty of time for the headlines to blow over. Yet, this is a family show and we’re not sure that they want the distraction of someone appearing amidst a complicated and difficult legal investigation. Making you could make an argument that Becky could resurface in the upcoming series finale, but even for nostalgia’s sake, it’s hard to wipe off the slate of headlines that are directly in front of you and staring you square in the face.
For some more news when it comes to Fuller House…
Be sure to visit the link here! Also, tell us what you want to see from the final season, even if it does not include Lori, in the comments. (Photo: Netflix.)
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