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We live in an age that places a heavy emphasis social media. While it’s fun following our friends or celebrities we admire, there is a downside to social media: the criticism. We’ve probably all experienced something negative on our feed – some spiteful person that just wants to leave a negative comment about our selfie or other seemingly innocent post. But when you’re in the public eye, this scrutiny can be exacerbated.

For Fuller House star Candace Cameron Bure, she was surprised to receive such harsh criticism from followers over a family photo posted on her Instagram. The picture was taken by photographer Melissa Coulier, who happens to be the wife of Candace’s former “Full House” co-star, Dave Coulier.

The picture was posted on the 2nd of January and shows Candace pictured alongside her husband Valeri, joined by their three kids: Natasha, Lev, and Maksim. After it was posted, it wasn’t long until the hurtful comments began.

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A lot of the criticisms were of the photo itself – citing that the poses looked very forced or that there was too much Photoshop done. Plenty of those commenting stated that the picture looked more like an album cover or a clothing ad rather than a family picture.

But then there were the really negative comments that tore into Candace’s kids, with some people saying her son looked like he was high or that her daughter Natasha looked like an “evil Disney princess.”

Naturally, such negativity did not sit well with Candace, who issued a Facebook statement calling out the haters’ comments about her kids. In it, the mother of three said it was not fair of others to go after her children and criticize them or make fun of them.

Her statement further said, “I wished blessings upon everyone as I shared it in the spirit of a happy new year, yet so many of you came back with jokes about our appearance and criticism of what you thought would have been a better photo,” she continued. “Shame on you. It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 or 90 years old, rude is rude … If you don’t like something, just move on. There are people and real feelings behind every screen.”

But before she could be told by others to just ignore the problem, she addressed that by saying, “There were plenty of well-meaning people who thought it would be funny to point out things and share their commentary, ‘with love.’ Umm … that’s not love. That’s rude.”

Of course, this isn’t the first time she’s experienced problems with people posting critical comments. Candace, a devout Christian, stirred quite the controversy in her comments section after posting a picture of her husband grabbing one of her breasts. She simply brushed off those negative comments by calling their marriage “healthy.”

It must be hard living under constant scrutiny, but kudos to Candance for standing up for her family!

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