Candace Cameron Bure tried to leave all the negative vibes behind in 2020.
The “Fuller House” star celebrated the New Year with a family picture and a motivational message posted on her official Instagram page.
“Happy New Year from the Bures,” she wrote. “Looking forward to what 2021 has in store. I’m praying for unity, grace, humility, compassion and love for mankind. With God, all things are possible. Sending virtual hugs and kisses!”
The star shared the uplifting message with a picture of herself alongside husband Valeri Bure, and their three kids, Natasha Bure, 22, Lev Valerievich Bure, 20, and Maksim Valerievich Bure, 18.
But shortly after posting, the mother-of-three received negative comments. Some users even reacted to her kids’ appearances.
“What a weird pose your daughter’s doing,” one user responded.
Another commented, “Why do your daughter and son [Lev] look so angry?”
Soon after, Bure responded and said, “Wow-I post a family photo and you all find everything you don’t like about it or can make fun of. Do better than that. Please.”
Her daughter added, “Omg!!!! I didn’t smile or look at the camera. Sue me!!!”
In a detailed message on Facebook, the 44-year-old elaborated how disappointed she was over the reactions.
“I posted my family Christmas photo and sadly, there were so many unkind comments,” the former child star wrote. “Do you think it’s funny to criticize someone’s children? To make jokes about them? To critique our poses? The direction in which we are looking? Our physical appearance and facial expressions? 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.”
“Shame on you,” Candance continued. “It doesn’t matter if you’re 10 or 90 years old, rude is rude. Be better than that. I’m praying for humanity. Manners and respect. If you don’t like something, just move on. There are people and real feelings behind every screen.”
Before sending the message, she reminded everyone to remain positive.
“Please don’t tell me to ignore the ‘haters.’ 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. Try kind. It looks good on everyone,” Bure added.