Actress Candace Cameron Bure is apologizing for a Tik Tok video in which she lip-syncs a Lana Del Rey song while holding a Bible.
The video, which she posted but then deleted on her Instagram page, shows her fixing her hair and then leaning over a table as she picks up a Bible and mouths the lyrics to the song “Jealous Girl.”
“Baby, I’m a gangster too and it takes two to tango. You don’t wanna dance with me, dance with me,” she mouths.
She wrote over the screen: “When they don’t know the power is the Holy Spirit.”
“I just came home and read a lot of messages that were not happy with my latest Instagram post that was a TikTok video,” she said in an Instagram story video. “And I usually don’t apologize for these things, but a lot of you thought it was weird, and I’m sorry. That was not my intention. I was using a very specific clip from Tik Tok and applying it to the power of the Holy Spirit, which is incredible.”
“So many of you thought that I was trying to be seductive, which clearly means I’m not a very good actress because I was trying to be strong, not sexy or seductive,” she added. “So, I guess that didn’t work, but I deleted it.”
Bure said she got the idea for the video from her daughter, who lip-synced the same song in a Tik Tok post about a different subject.
“Maybe I was just trying to be too cool or relevant in a biblical way that didn’t work,” Bure said. “Anyway, most of you didn’t like it, clearly, but there was a small percentage of you that appreciated what I did and understood my intention. But anyway, it’s gone. Now I know what you don’t like.”
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Michael Foust has covered the intersection of faith and news for 20 years. His stories have appeared in Baptist Press, Christianity Today, The Christian Post, the Leaf-Chronicle, the Toronto Star and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.