Candace Cameron Bure criticized for allowing her husband to touch her body

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To me, Candace Cameron Bure is just another in a long line of ultra-religious, ultra-conservative white women who find a way to make a career for themselves by being smug and churchy. Candace is actually more successful at it than most women though – she got married young (she was 20) to Russian hockey player Valeri Bure, and they’ve been married for 24 years and counting, and they have three kids, aged 18 to 22. Val and Candace still have a healthy marriage, which is kind of nice? Candance posted an Instagram photo where Val threw his arm across Candace’s chest, and he was, like, honking her boob. It’s actually a really cute and funny photo and I get why she posted it. But my God, the church crowd was SHOOK. How dare a happily married woman allow her husband to honk her boob? So Candace removed the photo from Instagram, then put it back on her IG Stories with a message:

Some of Candace’s followers simply laughed at the photos, while others criticized the actress for being “inappropriate.” As a result, Candace addressed the critics on her Instagram Stories. In a series of videos, the Fuller House star defended her decision to share such an intimate moment with the world: “For all of you Christians that are questioning my post with my husband’s hand on my boob — my husband of 24 years — thinking it was inappropriate, it makes me laugh because it’s my husband, we have so much fun together. He can touch me anytime he wants, and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about.”

She then apologized for posting something that offended her followers, but then quickly took it back: “I’m sorry if it offended you … I’m actually not sorry. I’m glad we have fun together after so many years. He can touch me all day long.”

[From good Housekeeping]

I remember covering Candace back in the day and hearing about how she’s all about “submitting” to her husband and all of that. So… yeah, I don’t really care. But I do think it’s funny that boob-honking between spouses is somehow terribly offensive to the church crowd. I guess they believe that your husband isn’t supposed to grope you casually in public? For goodness sake. On a scale of “average Duggar nonsense” to “Becki Falwell banging the pool boy while her husband watched,” this scandal doesn’t even rate.

Photos courtesy of Candace’s social media, WENN.

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  1. shanaynay says:

    Who really gives a sh*t about this stupid little twit!!!!

    • Jaxonmeh says:

      With the anger you’re spewing, I’d say you do.

      I grew up with her, don’t generally care for her views or pay attention to her now, but thought the article was interesting due to how she’s leveraged her celebrity.

      If you don’t like something, you could not pay attention to it. Any click or comment shows interest so ironically you may be contributing to shaping future content.

      • Lizzie says:

        ‘If you don’t like something, you could not pay attention to it. ‘
        Same applies to you.

      • Jaxonmeh says:

        @Lizzie – Nah. I like this website and been frequenting it for years. This isn’t the prevalent attitude on posts and I’m happy to point that out. But if you and the original poster want to be rude and encourage rude behavior and think it won’t be called out, you’re sadly mistaken.

        Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.

      • shanaynay says:

        There is no hate here. There are more important things to write about aside from her and her husband. I was voicing my opion about it. People are allowed to voice their opinions and thoughts which is what I did. Sorry you didn’t like my comment, You do know that If you didn’t like my comment you could have just ignored it. You took time out to comment on what I wrote. That was so very nice of you!

    • Jaded says:

      Who peed in your cornflakes this morning dear? Simply don’t read it or comment on it.

  2. Snazzy says:

    Val Bure was such a great hockey player back in the day. That’s all I’ve got

  3. Esmom says:

    The disapprove of this AND YET they very likely support Trump? I truly don’t get how Trump seems to be the only person immune from criticism from this crowd.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Overall though her submissive wife nonsense correlates well with Trump’s absolute disregard for women as human beings. Trump isn’t and doesn’t pretend to be a Christian so the hypocrisy of his followers is maddening, but his attitude toward women has never seemed to me all that out of step with the likes of someone like CCB. They probably agree on the the role of a wife.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      yeah, hubs honks wife’s boob while fully clothed for funny pic but 45 has unprotected sex with an adult film star while wife is home with new baby, has cheated on all of his wives, and has been credibly accused of rape.

      which one do the evangelicals find offensive?…

    • Mel M says:

      @esmom, EXACTLY! It will never make sense because there is no sense to it. Everything is hypocritical and like @bettyrose said, the “Christians” that I know that worship trump absolutely treat women with disregard like him.

    • phaedra7 says:

      Agreed! People in this country should be more concerned about the state of it with Take-A-💩Drumpf, COVID-19 and other IMPORTANT issues than seeing a photo of a man/husband placing his hand on his own wife’s boob/breast. As long as Candace did not have a problem with this who cares! Live and let live, IMPO.

      {Side Bar Note: The Candace folks SHOULD be angered at is: CANDACE OWENS, who is complete a WOC SELLOUT, supporting Drumpf fully. More folks should make complaints about her ass!😈}

    • Lizzieb says:

      @esmom. Actually the reviews of Trump are not all glowing

  4. Darla says:

    Yeah but these are her peeps, her fan base, they’re why she’s got a career. Sorry, she has to submit or quit. Such is the life of a good Christian woman.

    • Bettyrose says:

      IKR? I like her response, but she and her awful brother are a big contributors to the mindset that got this country into the mess it’s in.

      • Otaku fairy says:

        Yep. With all that in mind, I can’t really call this couple healthy. The bar is so low for people like her.

    • MissMarierose says:

      Exactly right. If you’re gonna roll with the judgey crowd, you gotta expect to be judged yourself.

      • Barcelona says:

        YES and YES and YES, the judgey crowd who VOTE, DEFEND and STAND UP for that complete disgrace to the human race : TRUMP.

        They both come across to me as very annoying.

        My husband is too classy to be touching me in public in such an intimate way which I very much appreciate, but the big christian lady and her boss husband are adults and it is their own business until they post it all over social media and whine when they hear from critics.

        I was born into a Catholic family in Europe not at all a strict upbringing, but we were raised to be kind, respectful, honest, hard working and thoughtful.

        I don’t know how the Christians who voted for TRUMP were raised, but nobody would be able to vote for TRUMP in my family, because he lacks basic decency!!!!!

    • Poisonella says:

      So are we going to see a picture of her grabbing his junk? I get such an ownershio vibe from the picture. I’m no prude but some stuff you circulate between the two of you- and I guess whoever took the pic!

      • Suzy S says:

        I agree with you Poisonella. It’s just in poor taste and embarrassing, especially for their children. There are some thing you don’t need to do in public. Does he have to grab her breast to prove something? I think it’s disrespectful to her and their kids. Can’t her put his arm around her wasit or shoulders… there are lots of ways to touch that are not offensive. I too get an “I own her and can do whatever I want to her” vibe. I’m not religious or a prude, but I find that offensive. Like Poisonella says… is she going to grab his crotch in the next shot to prove he’s hers and she can touch him? Is he going to put his hand on her crotch next to express ownership?

  5. JW says:

    This is maybe the most I’ve ever liked her and the clearest sign that she’s in a happy marriage that works for both of them not just doctrinally but emotionally, physically and humorously. If they’re that into each other after more than 20 years, I guess I finally believe that she’s in the best marriage for her, even if all the submission stuff would be my worst nightmare.

    • L84Tea says:

      Honestly, I am not going to hate on her for this at all. Despite anyone’s feelings on her religious “stuff”, it’s always been evident she has a great marriage with Val. I don’t see the issue here at all.

  6. Jen says:

    Yeah, when I heard she “apologized for a risque photo” this was not what I expected at all.

  7. Darla says:

    Don’t let the submit stuff fool you. I actually remember when Mika Brzezinski said she submits to her husband, and she said it on air, on the Morning Joe show. She got a lot of pushback and a few days later, she read on air that someone told her she is setting women back 50 years. And she said “I don’t see it” and shrugged.

    She was also submitting to her co-host, for whom she eventually left the husband she “obeyed”.

    It’s all a bunch of nonsense, and a lot of it nothing more that sexual roll playing done in public. These people are freaks don’t kid yourself.

    • OriginalLeigh says:

      @ Darla – hilarious!

    • Kebbie says:

      I think a lot of women just say they “submit” to stroke their husband’s ego. Very few are actually letting the men call the shots. Karen Pence comes to mind. She plays the part publicly but is obviously the one in charge behind the scenes. Bizarre that pretending you submit is even necessary, but their men are fragile.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      “It’s all a bunch of nonsense, and a lot of it nothing more that sexual roll playing done in public. These people are freaks don’t kid yourself.” This. So many of religious patriarchy’s standards and expectations are just one big sexual fantasy spun as ‘morality’ and ‘respectability’. The fact that people insist they’re fighting male fantasies by making it their mission to shame and bully women over these standards is ridiculous.

  8. Flamingo says:

    I’m guessing the majority of her fan base is middle age to older Christian women who watch her Hallmark Christmas movies.
    A few years ago, I was at lunch with a group of women who were mostly acquaintances. They got absolutely giddy over those movies and would push them on their daughters as good clean fun and the way that a man should court you. We’re in the south, people still say things like: he’s courting so and so. (From the few movies I’ve seen that would be a man who has you give up your career to work in Santa’s workshop and wait 6 months for a 3 second kiss, but I digress.) I really wanted to say, “Look ladies, you can force them to watch 500 of these movies, but as soon as you send them off to Ole Miss or Auburn, they’re going to go wild.” Moral of this long winded tale: this probably was quite appalling to her base. How dare she have anything more than a chaste 3 second kiss with her husband?!

    • Bettyrose says:

      Now I have Mathew McConaughy in my head telling me he married a sweet sorority girl from Ole Miss.

    • ArniePz says:

      I whole heartedly love a Hallmark Christmas movie and I can tell you with certainty I don’t think that’s the way the world works. So all fans aren’t brainwashed churchies.

      • Kebbie says:

        I love them too. I mean they’re objectively terrible, but they’re my mindless entertainment. I can’t stand reality tv, so when I want a break from my typical prestige type tv shows, I put on hallmark. I’m not religious, I’m definitely not a Republican, and I’m in my early 30s so those silly movies appeal to a lot more than old southern ladies! And I think most people that watch them are in on the jokes about them, which is why you have drinking games for all the cliches.

  9. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    My opinions of Christians, and living a religious life, have never been on the positive side of any scale, but since 2016, they’ve taken great nosedives into abysmal depths of degradation. It’s cute that she struggled with the boob honk and finally stuck a landing of not being sorry. These people need to smell each other’s shit more.

    • Lizzieb says:

      @ mags it’s tough being a Christian at the moment and trying to live by the hoy spirit. People who don’t know me well are sometimes shocked as I am not a bible thumper and according to them am nice and kind. I see your point though as there is definitely a section of the community that is judgemental and harsh. Calling them out on it leads to attacks as I found out last night. So when one portion of the community sends thoughts and prayers, they really mean it… along with appropriate action where they can. And For some it is just lip service and a way of pretending that they care. God bless.

  10. Murphy says:

    Jim Bob Duggar HUMPED his wife on a mini golf course in one episode of their show.
    But this is unacceptable. Ok.

    • FHMom says:

      Huh? What? Really? I’ve never watched a Duggar tv show, but I’m finding this hard to believe.

      • Lucky Charm says:

        They were chaperoning their daughter and her fiance on a date, and he was taunting them this is what they weren’t allowed to do until after marriage. He stood behind his wife and basically went for it, fully clothed. She thought it was funny.

      • Moonlampje says:

        This is very true, I saw that episode myself, and it was disgusting.

    • Lizzieb says:

      @murphy. Eeewwwww. No one needs to see that. Then again I don’t follow the duggars.

  11. Tiffany says:

    So they are complaining about 2 adults consenting.

    Basically they are policing her body and she is telling them to knock it off.

    I really hope Candace can see the irony of this.

    • Deering24 says:

      One suspects she’d have to break a serious sweat just spelling the word—forget knowing its meaning.

  12. Sayrah says:

    I wish she’d said “as long as I’m in the mood” and I can’t imagine getting in a huff over this but it’s social media. Of course idiot trolls try to get attention by being rude or OUTRAGED1!1’11!!

  13. Nev says:

    now my head hurts.

  14. Redgrl says:

    I have no patience for this submissive business. Any religion that views women as lesser than or men’s property has no place in modern society. Period. Sad that even today so many people who are up in arms about religions that are racist or homophobic but then say “oh it’s their religion” when it’s women. I also noted she said “he can touch me whenever he wants” which is telling. No, he actually can’t. He can touch you so long as you are ok with it. Extend that a little and what – he can have sex with you even when you don’t want to and you have to go along with it? That’s sexual assault, not “wifely duty.” That’s what this submissive business is all about too. That comment spoke volumes to me – and I found it chilling.

    • ThEHufflepuffLizLemon says:

      YEah, these are people who don’t think marital rape is a thing, though. *vom*
      Candace and Val seem to adore each other, so that’s fine, but my larger issue is with her other stuff.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Rrdgrl…I see your point about using religion to minimize women, but the Republicans aren’t technically a religion.😜

      • Redgrl says:

        @bettyrose – so many of them (Republicans) have degenerated into a cult of personality – which is pretty similar! 😉

    • Otaku fairy says:

      You’re not wrong.

      • Tia says:

        I think part of the issue with CCB is that she is married to a decent guy who listens to what she has to say and to whom she is still sexually attracted. It’s easy to do the ‘submissive wife’ thing with a man who *doesn’t* actually interpret this as not consulting his wife about anything and *does* ensure she enjoys sex. Also, she *could* leave him if she wanted to (she clearly doesn’t) – she has money of her own and they are well off so marital assets could be split to give both a decent standard of living.

        The problem is she is telling women with abusive husbands, minimal education and no access to money (other than a housekeeping allowance) that doing the same will give them a happy marriage and it simply doesn’t work.

  15. Dentav says:

    Val and Candace still have a healthy marriage, which is kind of nice?

    Um, what? Yeah that is nice.

  16. Nic919 says:

    When you profit from promoting a harmful and repressive mindset for years and it bites you in the ass, (or the boob) I don’t feel bad at all. She set this up herself. She won’t stop being an anti choice misogynist otherwise and until she does, this is what she deserves.

  17. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    “Boob Honking”

  18. Charfromdarock says:

    Imagine the outrage if the roles had been reversed with her “grabbing” him.

  19. Doodle says:

    The only thing offensive in her photos are her husband’s tight white pants.

    I can’t get on board with her religious views or political beliefs, but she seems happy in her marriage and the boob honk is something my husband would do.

  20. nicegirl says:

    Honk that boob!!

  21. Genevieve says:

    Ive heard some rumors that she sent her son to conversion camp and he’s now engaged, so apparently “cured.” I have no respect for anyone who would ever do this. With all of the context clues about who this woman is, along with the collection of her proselytizing, I don’t doubt this to be true at all.

  22. Daisyfly says:

    The messed up part here is that if her husband had posted it, he’d have been praised for showing her affection and demonstrating his attraction to his wife. The xtian mommy bloggers would’ve eaten that up and she would’ve been envied.

    These women are so brainwashed and lost.

  23. Jess says:

    I don’t agree with her views, but if she *chooses* to submit to her husband then o don’t see a problem with it. It seems to work for them so whatever. Husband honking boob is funny, just show men never change. Anytime I bend over in my husbands presence I can guarantee he’ll either slap by ass or start dry humping me.

  24. Shannon Bullock says:

    I think the pearl-clutching is dumb but I also think it is very problematic that Candace said being open to her husband touching her whenever he wants is a sign of a healthy marriage.
    You can have a healthy marriage and boundaries at the same time. If you don’t want your partner to touch you at a given moment because you’re just not feeling it that isn’t a sign of marital problems. The evangelical fundie rule that wives should NEVER refuse sexual advances from their husbands is not healthy at all. This is where the whole “sUbMiSsIoN” thing becomes gross.

  25. elisabeth says:

    They are really going to be outraged when they find out how she got pregnant by her husband

  26. Alex says:

    24 years with the same boob and he still finds it sexual? I mean if anything we should be giving them a thumbs up.

  27. deader than new metal and disco says:

    “He can touch me anytime he wants, and I hope he does. This is what a healthy, good marriage and relationship is all about.”


    “I remember covering Candace back in the day and hearing about how she’s all about “submitting” to her husband and all of that.”

    Well, that explains it.

    She’s a woman who exploits misogyny for gain and thinks she’s being cute by sending her son to conversion camp and have him married to a woman.

    I can’t believe it’s controversial to say this but: get hit by a train, both her and her husband.

    It’s mindblowing to read some comments on this site when it’s a woman of color f-cking up, how she’s impossible to defend, undeemable and all that jazz. Yet here’s a christian conservative white woman withholding misogyny and homophobia and y’all let it slide.


    • BnLurkN4eva says:

      You are not wrong. Women of color are absolutely held to a different standard even among liberal minded people. I think unconscious bias plays are role in that regards, that and respectability politics. Women like Cardi B. are judged harshly and dismissed out of hand for their past, but women like CCB can post a nice picture and say some reasonable things and many forget how problematic she is and how much more damage a woman like that does in the larger scheme of things.

    • Darla says:

      I totally agree with you, but one thing, I did NOT know she sent her son to a conversion camp and I consider that like torture, or a human rights violation. Honestly I already couldn’t stand her, this info really puts her in another category for me.

    • Otaku fairy says:

      So true.

  28. deader than new metal and disco says:

    btw, about this whole submission business, it reminded me of an Audre Lorde quote (it’s about BDSM, but I do think it fits here as well):

    “I’m not questioning anyone’s right to live. I’m saying we must observe the courses and implications of our lives. If we are talking about feminism then the personal is political and we can subject everything in our lives to scrutiny. We have been nurtured in a sick, abnormal society, and we should be in the process of reclaiming ourselves, not the terms of that society. This is complex. I speak not about condemnation but about recognizing what is happening and questioning what it means. I’m not willing to regiment anyone’s life. If we are to scrutinize our human relationships, we must be willing to scrutinize all aspects of those relationships. The subject of revolution is ourselves, is our lives.

    Sadomasochism is an institutionalized celebration of dominant/subordinate relationships. And, it prepares us either to accept subordination or to enforce dominance. Even in play, to affirm that the exertion of power over powerlessness is erotic, is empowering, is to set the emotional and social stage for the continuation of that relationship, politically, socially and economically.

    Sadomasochism feeds the belief that domination is inevitable. It can be compared to the phenomenon of worshipping a godhead with two faces, and worshipping only the white part on the full moon and the black part on the dark of the moon, as if totally separate. But you cannot corral any aspect within your life, divorce its implications, whether it’s what you eat for breakfast or how you say goodbye. This is what integrity means.”

  29. PixiePaperdoll says:

    I’m only horrified if one of her children took that photo. Nobody wants to see their parents boob-honking.

  30. Laura says:

    I think this is a lot more about her choice to post the picture, not policing her body or sex life. I can’t stand her or her brother. Why would she choose to do this other than for attention? She had to know what kind of a reaction she would get from her Christian fan base.

  31. Skyblue says:

    Ugh. I hate the boob-honking.

  32. Veronica S. says:

    Oh, I know plenty of “Christian” women like her. All about the submission, the goodly wife. All while enjoying the fruits of the labors of feminist movements and satisfying themselves with the delusion that *they’ll* be spared under a conservative regime. And for most of them, the money will, but don’t think I don’t see you, bitch. I know your kind. Hiding all that homophobia, racism, and classism under long skirts and pretty smiles. Miss me with that bullshit.

  33. Bibi says:

    Is there any other group as hypocritical as Pentecostal Christians? So, Trump raping and grabbing women’s genitalia is okay. Falwell Jr and his pool boy are fondly looked upon yet a husband touching his wife’s boob is shameful?

    I need to seat down.

    • Lizzieb says:

      @bibi. I hate to bash fellow Christians…but you are not entirely wrong about about Pentecostals… certainly not all…but enough that it is a cliche. Last night I was on a sight where a woman was told she was not saved because she….brace yourselves…..wore earrings…..(the hussy…lol). She was told to wear her earrings proudly.. and just for the record they were hoop earrings.. nothing with a design that could have been seen as offensive

  34. Hollah says:

    According to the churchy crowd, you’re supposed to grab ‘em by the p*ssy, not honk them by the boob. Righteous anger is righteous.

  35. anon says:

    Ah, yes.

    The church ladies are clutching their pearls over another bland vanilla faux church lady who’s really cashed in on the whole church lady thing but apparently has *sex with her husband*! The nerve!

    She’s so Hobby Lobby adjacent that I’ll lay good money that her house smells like apple cinnamon candles and eucalyptus as we speak. She’s so on board the SS Holy Roller that she’s got a lifetime all access pass to Chick Fil-A’s wide ranging menu of chicken, or chicken with mayo (and one pickle). She’s so retro that I’ll bet she signs all those Hallmark checks with a smiley face while sipping her ninth pumpkin spice latte of the day.

    I can’t wait til the day these people just drop the pretense and stop being so damn phony.

  36. Bread and Circuses says:

    I don’t have a great opinion of her because of the judgey-churchiness, and I had no idea she married one of the Bure brothers, but if a couple is still having adorable, funny moments like that after 24 years, then that is a really healthy, happy marriage.

    Good for her, telling them to stuff it.

  37. No Name says:

    Next they should put up a photo of her honking his crouch. 😜

  38. cora line says:

    This IS typical churchy behavior. Acting out sexually and damning others for it. It is the main characteristics of the churchies that I despise- Hypocrisy.
    Candace is a hypocrite.

  39. Desert Lizard says:

    I don’t care what she and her husband get up to or photograph. I don’t care that she posted a pic of his hand on her boob. I believe, however, that she would loudly and harshly judge another woman in her position who posted such a photo. I believe CCB would talk about how inappropriate it is and how she would not want her daughter to see such a photo. That is my only interest in this – the potential hypocrisy from the superchristians.

  40. Andrea says:

    How do these churchy people handle or tolerate Trump?