‘The View’ is back with controversy; new conservative co-host not included in hot topic

The View” is back and already embroiled in controversy.

The mostly liberal ABC talk show returned for Season 19 Tuesday and the entire new cast came out for the show’s trademark “hot topics” segment — with one important exception.

Noticeably absent was new host Candace Cameron Bure, a conservative Christian and outspoken traditional marriage advocate who starred as D.J. Tanner on 1990s sitcom hit “Full House.”

Interestingly, the first hot topic discussed on the show was Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to issue gay marriage licenses.

While there’s no proof Cameron Bure was intentionally left off of the segment, social media users suggested her absence could be due to a conflict she had with a “View” co-host on a previous episode.

During a guest appearance back in July, Bure got into a fiery debate with co-host Raven Symone over a bakery in Oregon that refused to make cakes for a lesbian wedding.

Some on Twitter speculated that could be the reason she was kept out of the discussion Tuesday morning, as Bure did participate in the third segment.

A representative for the show who spoke to the New York Post denied the rumors.

Not at all, a show rep told Page Six: “We had her on for ‘segment three’ because she’s not going to be on [regularly] for a couple of weeks. We want to build consistency to let viewers know who would be on for tomorrow.”

Bure will be absent for months as she finishes shooting “Fuller House.” She told the audience the “Fuller House” cast “is wrapping our 13th episode in November, so after [that], I will be here more consistently.”

Carmine Sabia


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