Candace Cameron Bure Apologizes for ‘Seductive’ Tik Tok Video
Written by The Ministry of Jesus Christ on July 31, 2021
Actress Candace Cameron Bure is apologizing for a Tik Tok video in which she lip-syncs a Lana Del Rey song while holding a Bible.
The video, which she posted but then deleted on her Instagram page, shows her fixing her hair and then leaning over a table as she picks up a Bible and mouths the lyrics to the song “Jealous Girl.”
“Baby, I’m a gangster too and it takes two to tango. You don’t wanna dance with me, dance with me,” she mouths.
She wrote over the screen: “When they don’t know the power is the Holy Spirit.”
The video, which remains on her Tik Tok page, drew criticism that it was weird and sensual, Fox News reported.
“I just came home and read a lot of messages that were not happy with my latest Instagram post that was a TikTok video,” she said in an Instagram story video. “And I usually don’t apologize for these things, but a lot of you thought it was weird, and I’m sorry. That was not my intention. I was using a very specific clip from Tik Tok and applying it to the power of the Holy Spirit, which is incredible.”
“So many of you thought that I was trying to be seductive, which clearly means I’m not a very good actress because I was trying to be strong, not sexy or seductive,” she added. “So, I guess that didn’t work, but I deleted it.”
Bure said she got the idea for the video from her daughter, who lip-synced the same song in a Tik Tok post about a different subject.
“Maybe I was just trying to be too cool or relevant in a biblical way that didn’t work,” Bure said. “Anyway, most of you didn’t like it, clearly, but there was a small percentage of you that appreciated what I did and understood my intention. But anyway, it’s gone. Now I know what you don’t like.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.