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Danny Pintauro slams Candace Cameron Bure for ‘horrifying’ 2015 interview


Danny Pintauro, who starred on “Who’s the Boss?,” is speaking out concerning the “disappointing” way Candace Cameron Bure treated him when he appeared on “The View” seven years ago.

Pintauro called his discussion with then-“View” co-hosts Bure, 46, and Raven-Symoné, 37, “considered one of the bottom moments” of his life while talking with David Yontef on his “Behind The Velvet Rope” podcast.

Pintauro, 47, appeared on “The View” after revealing his HIV diagnosis and crystal meth use on Oprah Winfrey’s “Where Are They Now?” in 2015.

Bure “mainly said, ‘Do you are taking responsibility for getting HIV since you were living a promiscuous lifestyle?’” Pintauro recalled to Yontef on Tuesday’s episode.

“And turned on the spot to my husband and said, ‘Do you’ve gotten unprotected sex along with your husband?’” he added.

Danny Pintauro attends Family Equality’s LA Impact: A Night Of Heroes 2022 at Paramount Studios on Oct. 15, 2022.Getty Images

It was actually Symoné who asked Pintauro’s husband, singer/actor Wil Tabares, if the pair uses protection.

Last yr, Bure left the Hallmark Channel and joined the Great American Family network to work on projects that “will keep traditional marriage on the core.”

Her “hurtful” reasoning garnered feisty replies from JoJo Siwa, Hilarie Burton and her “Full House” co-star Jodie Sweetin. Now Pintauro is weighing in.

“I mean, it was horrifying. It was considered one of the bottom moments of the journey I had after coming out to Oprah,” he said of their interview. “And so it’s not surprising to me that she’s taking this stance with Christmas movies that she’s gonna be involved in.”

“She will need to have tons of individuals in her life which might be LGBTQ+, a minimum of from her past. And the way she got to this place is just slightly concerning to me. It’s almost like she went backwards in a way,” he added.

Candace Cameron Bure visit Hallmark Channel's Candace Cameron Bure visit Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family” at Universal Studios Hollywood on Sept. 17, 2020.Getty Images

The Post contacted reps for Bure, Symoné and “The View” for comment.

Pintauro said he regrets appearing on “The View” and admitted he never told Bure that she hurt his feelings.

“Because I consciously selected to not make it a thing,” he explained. “I’m joyful to speak about it now because years have passed, and I’ve moved on from being that HIV spokesperson type of position.”

“I desired to have the option to simply maintain this positive … love and lightweight tour is what I used to be sort of going for. So the very last thing I actually desired to do was just start talking c–p about her. But possibly in hindsight … Well, no, she’s not gonna care, is she?” Pintauro asked.

Pintauro told David Yontef about his experience on Pintauro told David Yontef about his experience on “The View” while appearing on his “Behind The Velvet Rope” podcast.Behind The Velvet Rope

Danny Pintauro described the 2015 interview as Pintauro described the 2015 interview as “horrifying.”Behind The Velvet Rope

Oh, snap! Pintauro also called out Raven-Symoné for also taking part in the 2015 interview.Oh, snap! Pintauro also called out Raven-Symoné for also collaborating within the interview.Getty Images

“I must have known once they told me that it was just gonna be Candace and Raven-Symoné. That’s it. Neither of that are very supportive,” he added.

The “Fuller House” actress, who occupied the show’s conservative chair from 2015 to 2016, has claimed that she had “PTSD” from co-hosting the daytime talk show.

While Bure has seemingly made her stance on gay marriage clear, Symoné married her wife, Miranda Maday, in June 2020. The “That’s So Raven” alum recently alleged she was “catfished” by “The View” producers and wouldn’t sign on to co-host again.

In hindsight, Pintauro also blames the show’s producers for the uncomfortable interview.

“I start doing type of pre-calls with the producers of like, ‘What are we gonna speak about? And listed here are some stories and a few ideas,’ and the producers were already turning it slightly bit weird,” he said.

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