The Fuller House star made the comments during a segment when the group was discussing Lena Dunham giving up her Twitter account to a PR rep due to the extreme cyberbullying she has received. Bure’s take on the situation came across as extremely misguided.
"I've never been more verbally abused in my life than on Twitter, and specifically in the last few months, having come on this show," she said. "A lot of people don't agree with me. That's fine, don't agree with me. But you don't have to verbally abuse me and rape me.
"That's what they do to me on Twitter," she added.
Viewers were quick to point out that Bure’s comments were insensitive at best and extremely damaging and belittling at worst.
@candacecbure things that are like rape: rape. Perhaps time to get off Twitter since popular opinion does not lean in your direction?— Turi (@turi_nom) October 1, 2015
@candacecbure ur more deluded than anyone could've thought if u really think online comments r anything akin to rape. Ur not a victim.— Brian D. (@FiDiBrian) October 1, 2015
@candacecbure Congratulations on your "Jesse Eisenberg/genocide" moment for diminishing rape by comparing it to cyberbullying!— Wicked Outlaw (@WickedOutlaw) October 1, 2015
@candacecbure I respectfully disagree with your rape comments on The View. Harsh words can be traumatic, but rape is dehumanizing.— TerrorMom (@terrormom) October 1, 2015
But did Bure really mean what everyone thinks she did? If so, it’s really quite terrible. But her wording definitely leaves it up for interpretation — she could have meant that she receives rape threats herself.
Unfortunately, we won’t know for sure unless Bure comments on the situation — and so far she’s staying mum.
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