Candace Cameron Bure has found herself in some hot water.
During a new taping of The View on Wednesday, Sept. 30, the 39-year-old co-host claimed Twitter haters "verbally abuse and rape her" online — and the comment was not well received by the program's fans.
Candace made the controversial statement during a panel discussion about fellow star Lena Dunham's recent decision to stop using Twitter because she was facing "verbal violence" on the micro-blogging site.
Candace with Raven-Symoné on The View on Sept. 30. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"The minute you put yourself out there... you can't be surprised [people disagree with you]," co-host Whoopi Goldberg, 59, said of Lena's decision. "[But] they come hard at people," panelist Raven-Symoné, 29, added.
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"I've never been more verbally abused in my life than on Twitter," Candace chimed in. "And specifically in the last few months, having come on this show."
when will people stop using "rape" as a comparison for anything they don't like? @candacecbure your statement is #ignorant #disturbing— Courtney C (@CourtRetort) October 1, 2015
when will people stop using "rape" as a comparison for anything they don't like? @candacecbure your statement is #ignorant #disturbing
"A lot of people don't agree with me. That's fine, don't agree with me. But you don't have to verbally abuse me and rape me. That's what they do to me on Twitter," the former Full House star added.
Following Candace's statement, fans of The View quickly took to Twitter to criticize the mom-of-three for using the term "rape" to describe her online experience. "When will people stop using 'rape' as a comparison for anything they don't like? @candacecbure your statement is #ignorant #disturbing," user @CourtRetort said.
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