Anticipating attacks from The View’s not so tolerant liberal fanbase, new permanent co-host Candace Cameron-Bure took to social media on Labor Day to ask her fans for support and prayers.
“As I prepare for my first official day as a co-host of the view tomorrow it may seem somewhat anti-climactic as I’ll only be on one segment. (Tune in to find out why.) but as I return throughout the season on a more permanent basis, here is what I ask in addition to your prayers,” the former Full House star wrote on her private Facebook page, according to E! News.
The conservative TV star added: “Please encourage me if you watch the show. Please tag the view on your social media outlets if you have anything kind to say about me or my viewpoint.”
Cameron-Bure also wrote:
The majority of the feedback I get from the view is from liberals (whom I love) but are mean, hateful and downright nasty toward me. It’s incredibly disheartening to read. And while I know I have the support of many, most of those supporters don’t vocalize it on social media. So all I read and the view hears are the negative and discouraging comments I am tagged to that call me a vile discussing [sic] worthless and bigoted human being.
The 39-year-old then asked her supporters to not do “what many often do on voting day…. not show up.”
“Be a voice- if not for me but for a show like this so they can hear more than one point of View! If we don’t speak up, they’ll never know,” said Cameron-Bure.
Following the departures of Rosie Perez and Nicolle Wallace, The View has added two Christian co-hosts, with hopes the balance will help improve ratings for the 19th season of the ABC talk show.
Cameron-Bure joins ABC News correspondent Paula Faris, also an open Christian, who will serve as the show’s token journalist.
Former co-host Joy Behar is also returning this season.