Candace Cameron Bure has reached out to JoJo Siwa after that viral TikTok… and she’s not only letting us know they’re “all good” (and the whole thing has been blown out of proportion!) but also reminding us all to be mindful of what we post online.
In case you missed it, JoJo jumped on a TikTok trend where she revealed a celebrity crush (Zendaya), the coolest celeb (Elton John), the nicest celeb she’s met (Miley Cyrus) and the rudest (Candace).
Sharing a lengthy video on Instagram, Candace says she was “shocked” and had “no idea” what she had done to JoJo so she “immediately tried to reach out to her through a mutual friend.”
Describing their phone conversation, Candace explains that JoJo told her she had not expected the TikTok to go viral and was just having a little fun.
And when she asked JoJo if there was something she had done to upset her, JoJo described a “silly” moment at the Fuller House premiere aged 11, where she asked Candace for a photo who replied “not right now.”
Yep, that’s it. But Candace didn’t dismiss the moment. Instead, she responded with empathy and kindness, owning how she made JoJo feel at the time and apologising for it:
“I broke your 11-year-old heart. I’m so sorry… I feel crummy. Please know, especially as a mom, it breaks my heart that I made you feel that way and I’m sorry to your mom that I did that to her daughter.”
Candace adds that JoJo said she better understands the pressures and constraints of being on a red carpet now that she’s an adult and that Candace was never even “mean” to her.
“We had all the feels and it was all good. There’s no drama. That’s the tea.”
JoJo hasn’t shared her own thoughts on the conversation.
Ending the clip, Candace used the opportunity to remind us all to “be mindful” of what we post online: “No matter how many followers you have, even a 10 second trending Tik Tok video can do damage because our words matter, our actions matter.”
Candace also highlighted how important it is to not define people by a single moment:
“If you ever personally run into me and I’m not the person you were hoping for or expecting, I’m sorry… I’m still a human being. All public people are. And sometimes you have bad days. Sometimes you are stressed out. Sometimes you are just in your own head and you’re not really paying attention to what is going on around you… Every year that I get older, I grow and mature and I just hope that we can all have grace for one another. There may be one moment in your life, you may’ve been the person that was not at their best or you may’ve been on the receiving end, that one moment shouldn’t define the person and your character, it’s the consistency that matters.”
Watch her full video message below:
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