Candace Cameron Bure, 44, isn’t letting haters leave “rude” comments on her social media without striking back. The actress responded to criticism about a family photo she posted to Instagram, which can be seen HERE, to celebrate the new year on Jan. 2, and didn’t hold back with her thoughts. The snapshot, which was taken by Candace’s former Full House co-star Dave Coulier‘s wife, Melissa Coulier, shows her happily posing with her husband Valeri Bure, 46, and their three kids, Natasha, 22 and sons Lev, 20 and Maksim, 18, as she wore a long-sleeved white dress.
Since the photo that the blonde beauty and her loved ones were posing in looked more professional than candid, some users started comparing it to an album cover or clothing ad while others commented on the facial expressions of the kids. One even claimed that one of Candace’s sons “looks stoned” because of his serious face and another compared Natasha to “a Disney movie evil queen” because she wasn’t smiling and looking away from the camera.
“Wow- I post a family photo and you all find everything you don’t like about it or can make fun of. Do better than that. Please,” Candace quickly wrote after the negative comments started rolling in. Her daughter Natasha also replied with her own clapback in the comments section.
“Omg!!!! I didn’t smile or look at the camera,” she wrote along with two fearful face emojis before adding, “sue me!!!” with three zany face emojis.
Candace seemed to further express her frustration with the critics when she took to her official Facebook page to post a message about the responses to her family photo. “I posted my family Christmas photo and sadly, there were so many unkind comments. Do you think it’s funny to criticize someone’s children? To make jokes about them? To critique our poses? The direction in which we are looking? Our physical appearance and facial expressions?” her message read.
She then mentioned the positive caption she left on the photo, which talked about how she’s “praying for unity, grace, humility, compassion and love for mankind.”
“I wished blessings upon everyone as I shared it in the spirit of a happy new year, yet so many of you came back with jokes about our appearance and criticism of what you thought would have been a better photo. Shame on you,” she continued in the Facebook message. “It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 or 90 years old, rude is rude. Be better than that. I’m praying for humanity. Manners and respect. If you don’t like something, just move on. There are people and real feelings behind every screen.”