The idea of Candace Cameron Bure getting schooled by a drag queen is absolutely delightful, right?
And even though we’re sharing this news on April Fool’s Day, it’s definitely real.
It just goes to show you that sometimes the world is an OK place where good things happen. And let’s be honest, we need that right now.
This whole mess started because of that photo of Candace above, the one in which she’s wearing the “Not Today, Satan” shirt.
The phrase has been around for a while, but it’s recently gotten a boost in popularity thanks to Bianca Del Rio, legendary drag queen and winner of season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Bianca used it as a catchphrase on the show, and these days it’s heavily associated with her, so much so that she’s currently on tour — the Not Today Satan tour.
So when Bianca saw that Candace was wearing the shirt, she reposted it, along with the caption “IF ONLY THIS HOMOPHOBIC REPUBLICAN KNEW………”
And that’s when the feud really kicked off.
Bianca is, of course, referring to Candace’s controversial views. While she’s never been as openly homophobic as her brother, Kirk Cameron, she’s definitely rubbed people the wrong way plenty of times.
For instance, Candace famously defended that Oregon bakery’s decision to refuse to provide service to a gay couple, remember that?
She also holds a lot of the same beliefs as the Duggar family, so … you know what that means.
Hint: it means nothing good.
So it’s understandable that Bianca would be a little rattled by Candace wearing this shirt, right?
But it turns out that Candace was rattled herself by Bianca’s reaction.
She left a comment for her saying as much, asking “Why do you have to be so nasty to me?”
“You don’t know me or my heart,” Candace wrote. “I’m not homophobic and always sad when people think otherwise. Loving Jesus doesn’t mean I hate gay people or anyone.”
“You sent a bunch of hateful people to my page writing horrible things. I hope next time you’ll spread love and kindness, even when you disagree with people.”
She finished with “Sending you love and wishing you all the best.”
Bianca reposted her response as well, along with the hashtags “Live Your Life,” “Love Jesus,” and “Republican Pride.”
Are you sensing sarcasm? Because it seems like she’s being a little sarcastic here.
And so this is how we’re now living in a world in which Candace Cameron is in the middle of a nasty feud with a drag queen.