Christian actress Candace Cameron-Bure left the set of The View on Tuesday during a commercial break, causing fans to speculate she may have been offended by comments made by co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
According to a report from Fox News, Goldberg and guest-host Sunny Hostin were discussing Jada Pinkett-Smith's boycott of the 2016 Academy Awards due to a lack of diversity when Cameron-Bure joked that she was not part of the debate.
"Hi, Joy. How are you?" she said, turning to co-host Joy Behar.
"Well you know what, I talk about God, you gotta talk about these d*** movies," Goldberg quipped in response.
"I get it," Cameron-Bure responded.
However, after a commerical break, the "Fuller House" actress was noticeably missing from the set. Goldberg explained that Cameron- Bure "hasn't been feeling well for the past couple hours" and said all the co-hosts and guests believed it would be better "for her to get some rest."
"She didn't want you to think she just walked off and wasn't having it, she just really wasn't feeling well," she added.
Cameron-Bure later confirmed Goldberg's claims, tweeting to her fans that she was sick, and that her departure had no connection to the lack of diversity among Oscar nominees.
However, a number of viewers didn't buy the explanation, expressing disappointment over Goldberg's mockery of Cameron Bure's Christian faith.
"I'm very upset that @candacecbure was mistreated today. She didn't leave the set because she was ill. Whoopi's "God" comment!" wrote Larry Ferguson .
"Whoopi is such a bully today.. No need to snap at anyone..." added Myron Collins.
Wrote Tanya Burke, "Whoopi went beyond her usual ugliness with that insult. I'm baffled by her...just baffled! Poor Candace!!"
Bure, who is also a "Dancing With the Stars" alum, joined "The View" in 2015. As earlier noted by the Gospel Herald, she was reportedly hired in an attempt to feature a "controversial conservative" personality, similar to that former co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, who left "The View" in 2013 for a position at Fox News.
According to E! News, Bure took to Facebook shortly after joining "The View" to ask her fans to show her some support and give her encouragement as she is often criticized by "nasty" liberal viewers. "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. "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, disgusting, worthless and bigoted human being."
The mother-of-three asked her friends and followers on Facebook to "speak up" if they agree with her opinions and viewpoints on the show. "Don't do what many often do on voting day...not show up," she ended her post. "Be a voice-if not for me, but for a show like this so they can hear more than one point of View! If we don't speak up, they'll never know."