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Just days after clearing the air with JoJo Siwa, who named her the "rudest celebrity" on TikTok, Candace Cameron Bure has once again found herself at the center of more drama.
It began when Hilary Duff’s husband, musician Matthew Koma, stumbled across a TikTok of the Full House actress celebrating the 4th of July last month. Set to Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the U.S.A.,” Candace's original social media post featured the actress dancing while decked out in red, white and blue. “I mean, c’mon, would you expect anything less from me?” she said in the snippet. “Happy Fourth of July!”
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Resharing the clip, the Winnetka Bowling League band member pointed out in his own TikTok that the 1984 hit isn't the most uplifting anthem. “Yeah that, the song you’re playing? Yeah, it’s about veterans coming home from Vietnam and being treated like s–t. Yeah, it’s not about the Fourth of July,” Matthew said in response.
Shortly after the artist’s comment, Candace took to her Instagram Stories to post the Bible passage Isaiah 12:2. “The Lord is my salvation,” she said. “I will trust Him and not be afraid. For he, he alone is my strength and my defender. He has become my salvation.”
Speaking on his Renegades: Born in the U.S.A. podcast with former President Barack Obama, Bruce opened up about the song's significance.
“This is a song about the pain, glory, shame of identity and of place,” Bruce said. “It’s a complex picture of the country. Our protagonist is someone who has been betrayed by his nation and yet still feels deeply connected to the country that he grew up in.”
When speaking about the song being "appropriated" as a patriotic anthem, Bruce offered up two reasons. “One is because it was so powerful; two is because its imagery was so fundamentally American."
Bruce ultimately concluded: “But it did demand of you to hold two contradictory ideas in your mind at one time: that you could both be very critical of your nation and very prideful of your nation simultaneously. And that is something that you see argued about to this very day."
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