Students headed back to school Tuesday and the ABC talk show “The View” began Season 19 with some fresh faces. The cast included Whoopi Goldberg, former Disney star Raven-Symone, comedian Michelle Collins, former co-host Joy Behar and two newcomers, ABC News correspondent Paula Faris and “Fuller House” star Candace Cameron Bure, who appeared in only one segment of the show.
Bure, who is known for her conservative politics, joined her co-hosts after the ladies discussed Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was released from jail Tuesday after she refused to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Bure noted she would have to leave "The View" early on several episodes to film her show, "Fuller House," but some, like celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, wondered if the real reason Bure might miss parts of the show was to avoid a contentious conversation about politics and religion.
To bolster that suspicion, a day before the premiere of “The View” Season 19, Bure took to Facebook to ask for prayers from her fans. The former “Full House” child star said she was afraid of what “liberals” would say about her.
"Please encourage me if you watch the show. Please tag The View on your social media outlets if you have anything kind to say about me or my viewpoint," she wrote Monday, according to a screenshot shared by Eonline.com. "The majority of the feedback I get from The View audience is from liberals (whom I love) but are mean, hateful and downright nasty toward me. It's incredibly disheartening to read.
"And while I know I have the support of many, most of those supporters don't vocalize it on social media," she added. "So all I read and ‘The View' hears are the negative and discouraging comments I'm tagged to that call me a vile, discussing [sic], worthless and bigoted human being."
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