JoJo Siwa isn’t the only celebrity to come after Candace Cameron Bure.
Hilary Duff’s husband Matthew Koma toasted the ‘Full House’ star over TikTok over the weekend, prompting her to share a selfie-style video she posted of herself in 4th of July themed attire during Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Born in the USA” was playing in the background.
“Yeah, the song you’re playing? Yes, it’s about veterans coming home from Vietnam and being treated like shit. Yeah, it’s not about the 4th of July,” the 35-year-old coma said on the 9-second TikTok, a duet with the video Cameron Bure shared on National Day earlier this month.
“I mean come on, would you expect anything less from me?” the 46-year-old actress said in the original clip, appearing in a shirt that read “God Bless America” and a “God is Good” baseball cap.
She then giggled with delight before adding, “Happy Fourth of July!”
Hilary Duff’s husband Matthew Koma roasted Candace Cameron Bure over TikTok over the weekend after JoJo Siwa called her the “rudest” celebrity she’s ever met, TikTok
Indeed, Springsteen’s epoch-defining hit has a darker meaning than its upbeat melody, punctuated by the undeniably stirring chorus playing in the background of the TikToks, would suggest.
The 72-year-old singer reflected on the song’s origins while speaking on a decades-old television interview.
“This particular song fell into a particular social context. The country was skewed to the right and the Republicans were basically trying to co-opt everything American at the time,” he explained. “‘Born in the USA’ was a song of rebellion.”
The Fuller House star drew contempt from Koma for her apparent ignorance of the ambivalently patriotic message of Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA (GC Images).
Recently, on the final episode of the Renegades: Born in the USA podcast, hosted by Barack Obama in collaboration with the New Jersey native, Springsteen explained how the track conveys a deeply felt ambivalence about American identity.
“This is a song about the pain, the glory, the shame of identity and place,” the music icon said, referring to how the lyrics tell the story of a fictional Vietnam veteran who has returned from the war just to come to terms with his personal patriotism after his service.
“So it’s a complex picture of the country. Our protagonist is someone who has been betrayed by his nation, yet feels deeply connected to the country he grew up in.”
Particularly pertinent to Koma’s dissing of Cameron Bure’s decision to feature the song on her TikTok, Springsteen also offered his thoughts on “why the song was appropriated.”
The musician has been married to Hilary Duff since 2019. Getty Images for Adopt Together
“One is because he was so powerful; Second, because his imagery was so fundamentally American,” he said.
“But it has required you to have two contradictory ideas in your head at once: that you can be very critical of your nation and very proud of your nation at the same time. And that’s still being debated to this day.”
Cameron Bure has been making headlines since Siwa approached her on the app. Getty Images for GLAAD; Getty Im
Koma’s post came just days after JoJo Siwa described Cameron Bure as “the rudest celebrity” she’s ever met.
In a video shared by Page Six, the 19-year-old “Dance Moms” graduate confirmed she’d since spoken to Cameron Bure on the phone to talk about it – but claimed the actress didn’t share the full story when she told fans mentioned social media.