Now more than ever, the impact illnesses have on close friends and loved ones are at the forefront of daily life. “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure knows that better than most at the moment. She just lost her friend to cancer.
On Wednesday, Candace Cameron Bure shared a moving Instagram post. In it, she paid tribute to her late friend Jo.
“My beautiful, beautiful friend Jo. She lost her battle with cancer today. We had so many laughs together, so many cries, so many hugs. Jo, you will forever be in my heart. I love you so much and I’ll never forget you. You have left a beautiful legacy and I hope you know how much you were loved by so many,” Candace Cameron Bure wrote in the caption.
Cancer has always been there, wreaking havoc on lives and families. But for those who aren’t directly affected by it, the impact can be difficult to grasp. The recent death of comedian Norm Macdonald, who battled cancer for nine years while keeping it under wraps the entire time, really puts things into perspective. We never know what people are going through, whether it’s a celebrity like Candace Cameron Bure and her friend or a neighbor and their spouse.
Candace Cameron Bure Addresses Online Criticism
The internet is a wonderful and terrifying place. Social media is invaluable as a tool for public figures to engage with fans and promote content. That being said, it also has a bit of the Wild West thrown in. There’s a lot of frontier justice going around in the form of mass criticism, fair or not.
Candace Cameron Bure is no stranger to this phenomenon. The past year has seen the “Fuller House” star run into a few online incidents. She recently posted and subsequently deleted a TikTok in which she danced to Lana Del Rey and clutched a bible. It was interesting, to say the least. The online response wasn’t exactly positive. And even though she deleted the video, Bure claims that she’s naturally inclined to feed into some of this online criticism
“Honestly, I feel like that’s just part of my God-given nature. Maybe because I had children in my 20s. God gave me a lot of patience and it’s tested all the time, but I’ve had a lot of time to practice my patience. It’s not great every day,” Candace Cameron Bure told Jana Kramer on the Whine Down podcast.
Responding to criticism online is quite a slippery slope. At any rate, we here at Outsider would like to offer our condolences to Bure and the loved ones of her friend who passed.