JoJo Siwa isn’t the only celebrity to come after Candace Cameron Bure.
Hilary Duff’s husband, Matthew Koma, toasted the “Full House” star via TikTok over the weekend, calling her out for a selfie-esque video she posted of herself decked out in Fourth of July themed gear as Bruce Springsteen’s ” Born in the USA” played in the background.
‘Yeah, the song you’re playing? Yes, it’s about veterans coming home from Vietnam and being treated like s–t. Yeah, it’s not about the 4th of July,” Koma, 35, said in the 9-second clip, a duet with the video Bure posted on the National Day earlier this month.
“I mean, come on, would you expect anything less from me?” Cameron Bure, 46, said in her original clip, in which she wore a shirt that read “God Bless America” and a “God is Good” baseball cap.
She then giggled in delight before adding, “Happy Fourth of July!”
Springsteen’s era-defining hit does indeed have a darker underlying meaning than the rousing melody, punctuated by the unmistakably rousing chorus playing in the background of the TikToks suggests.
The singer, 72, reflected on the song’s origins during a speech in a decades-old TV interview.
“That song fell into a certain social context. The country had turned to the right and the Republicans at the time were essentially trying to co-opt everything American,” he explained. “‘Born in the USA’ was a song of rebellion.”
More recently, in the latest episode of the podcast “Renegades: Born in the USA,” hosted by Barack Obama in collaboration with the New Jersey native, Springsteen addressed how the track expresses genuine ambivalence about American identity.
“This is a song about the pain, glory, shame of identity and of place,” the music icon said, referring to how the lyrics tell the story of a fictional Vietnam veteran who has returned from the war, only to find that he struggles with his personal patriotism in the wake of his service.
“So it’s a complex picture of the country. Our protagonist is someone who has been betrayed by his country yet is deeply connected to the country he grew up in,” Springsteen continues.
Particularly suited to Koma’s dissertation on Cameron Bure’s decision to use the song in her TikTok, Springsteen also offered his take on “why the song was appropriated”.
“One is because it was so powerful; two is because the images were so fundamentally American,’ he specified.
“But it did require you to have two conflicting ideas in your head at the same time: that you could be very critical of your nation and very proud of your nation at the same time. And to this day you see arguing about it.”
Koma’s post came just days after JoJo Siwa described Cameron Bure as “the rudest celebrity” she’s ever met.
In a video obtained by Vidak For Congress, the 19-year-old “Dance Moms” alumnus confirmed that she’d since had a phone call with Cameron Bure to talk it out, but claimed the actress didn’t share. full story when she told fans on social media.