ABC denies it kept Candace Cameron Bure out of the action on 'The View'

Candace Cameron Bure’s first day at “The View” has already stirred up a bit of controversy.

The actress wasn’t a part of the panel’s heated debate over Kentucky clerk Kim Davis, who was jailed for denying same-sex marriage certificates.

Bure’s absence until later in the show had critics questioning whether “The View” was trying to mute her conservative voice.

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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.”

Bure got in a heated debate over same-sex marriage with co-host Raven-Symoné last summer.

At the time, sources told us ABC was planning to hire her to be the conservative to go up against Symoné. The show’s rep denies it — “She wasn’t hired as the resident conservative. That diminishes her role on the show.”

This article originally appeared in the New York Post's Page Six.

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