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Bob Saget Defends TV Daughter Candace Cameron Bure Against Internet Trolls

The Full House stars discussed the negative comments Bure gets online.

After all these years, Danny Tanner still has DJ's back. During an appearance on Bob Saget's podcast, Candace Cameron Bure decided to turn the tables on her interviewer and ask her TV dad to verify something about her. According to the Full Houseand Fuller Housestar, some people on the internet call her "fake" because she seems to be in a good mood all the time. Saget confirmed that this reflects her real personality and shared some more kind words about his co-star.

Read on to see what Saget had to say on the podcast and to find out more about how Bure has responded to trolling in the past. For more on this tight-knit cast, check out John Stamos Just Posted a Rare Throwback of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen.

Saget said Bure is "the opposite of fake."

Candace Cameron Bure and Bob Saget at Cool Comedy, Hot Cuisine in 2019
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Bure was a guest on the Apr. 12 episode of Saget's podcast, Bob Saget's Here For You. They talked about their 30-plus-year friendship and Bure's current career as a Hallmark Christmas movie star.

As reported by People, during the episode, Bure said, "I'm going to ask you to talk about me for a second. For those people that think that because I am a happy, positive person, that I must be a fake person, would you say that that's true or false?"

"You're the opposite of fake," Saget responded. "And I'm sorry—you're perky sometimes. What's wrong with being perky?"

Like Bure, her Full House co-stars also grew up in the spotlight. Read more about their experience in How Mary-Kate & Ashley Stopped Elizabeth Olsen From Being a Child Star.

Bure explained that certain online comments get to her.

"Full House" stars Jodie Sweetin, Bob Saget, and Candace Cameron Bure, with producer Jeff Franklin in 2017
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Bure told Saget that a lot of the comments she receives online don't bother her, but the ones about her seeming too happy or "fake" do.

"I only ask that because sometimes you read comments, and most of them, they roll off my back," she said. "But when people are annoyed at me that I'm such a happy person… I was like, let someone speak into this that's known me since I was nine years old."

Saget said, "You're a positive person. So if you're perky, it's because you're excited, and/or you've had a lot of caffeine. That's what people should know—there's nothing fake about you." Earlier in the interview, Saget commented on Bure being a long-time caffeine drinker. "Once you hit being a teenager, you had to have your coffee. You did not wake up well."

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The actor slammed followers who made fun of a photo of her family.

Candace Cameron with her family in 2009

On Jan. 2, Bure shared a photo of herself, her husband Valeri Bure, and their three adult children, Natasha, Lev, and Maksim, to mark the new year. But, because two of her children, Natasha and Lev, decided to go with serious poses for the photo that don't match up with the smiling faces of the other family members, some people left comments making fun of the picture.

Bure responded in a comment of her own, "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." The 45-year-old actor also wrote a lengthy statement about the comments she received on Facebook. "Shame on you. It doesn't matter if you're 10 or 90 years old, rude is rude," it read, in part.

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She calls people out because they don't realize they're being "haters."

Candace Cameron Bure at an "Entertainment Weekly" event in 2019

In a recent interview with People, Bure talked about responding to negative comments and explained that she does it for the people who don't understand that what they're doing affects her.

"I do let a lot of it go—the majority," she said, "but when there's so many comments I think that's when you have to stand up for yourself. So of course we can 'ignore the haters,' but when there are people that are making jokes thinking it's in good fun, they're not thinking they're being hateful, so I wouldn't call them haters." She added, "We have to realize and let people know that there's real people and feelings behind a computer screen or a phone, so I think standing up for yourself is always appropriate."

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Lia Beck
Lia Beck is a writer living in Richmond, Virginia. In addition to Best Life, she has written for Refinery29, Bustle, Hello Giggles, InStyle, and more. Read more
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