“I feel crummy. JoJo, I’m so sorry!”
Obviously, this moment made headlines all over. And now, Candace has responded in a five-minute video on her Instagram.
Candace said she was shocked when she saw the TikTok. “I immediately tried to reach out to her through mutual friends, and my publicist contacted her manager, and I DM’d her because I didn’t know what happened — I didn’t know!”
“So I was finally able to talk to JoJo this morning. I called her. And we had a great conversation. She was like, ‘Hey, how do you doin’?” I said, ‘Well, I’ve been better, what happened?’
Candace said JoJo said she was surprised that it became such a “big deal,” because it was a TikTok trend. Candace assured her it is a big deal and then asked, “What did I do, because I only remember that we met at The Kelly Clarkson Show, and that went really great,’ and she goes, ‘Yeah! It was really great! You were super nice and all of that,” she said.
“She actually didn’t want to tell me because she said it’s so silly, she felt bad and that’s why it just wasn’t a big deal to her,” she continued. But then she said, ‘I met you at the Fuller House premiere when I was 11 years old, and we were all on the red carpet.'”
“I had come up to you and said, ‘Can I have a picture with you?’ and you said to me, ‘Not right now.’ And then proceeded to do what you were doing and take pictures with other people on the red carpet.”
Candace said, “Oh, JoJo, I’m so sorry,” to which Candace said JoJo said, “Yeah, you weren’t even mean, and I get it now as an adult when you’re on the red carpet and everything’s happening and you’re being pulled in different directions. But at that time, I was 11.”
And then Candace shared what she said to JoJo in response to that. “I kind of broke your 11-year-old heart, I didn’t take a picture with you! I feel crummy,” she said. “JoJo, I’m so sorry!”
JoJo told her on the phone that it “wasn’t a big deal.” In her video, Candace went on to say that she still apologized to JoJo. “Please know that, especially as a mom, it breaks my heart that I made you feel that way and I’m sorry to your mom, too, that I did that to her daughter because I know if anyone crosses my kids, mama bear comes out.”
“We had a really great discussion,” Candace said. She also said JoJo said, “I didn’t even think that was gonna get picked up and a big deal. It was very, kind of, innocent.”
Candace then said, “That was it. All good on the JoJo front.”
“The lesson that we can learn is to be mindful that no matter how many followers you have, even a 10-second trending TikTok video can do damage because our words matter and our actions matter,” Candace said. “Whether you have 50 million followers or 500 followers or five followers, we all influence the people around us.”
“We shared our joy for one another. We are both positive, encouraging people, and I told JoJo how much I’ve always appreciated her because she has been a good role model because of her positivity throughout her whole life and career,” Cameron said. “She said she still loves watching Full House and watches it to fall asleep and it’s a comfort show for her, so we had all the feel and it was all good, and there’s no drama. That’s the tea.”
Candace then said as a side note: “If you’ve personally ever run into me, and I was not the person you were hoping for or expecting, I just wanna say, I’m sorry. Sorry in the sense that I get asked. For photos and autographs often, and 99% of the time, it is my joy to do that. I’m still a human being.