Benny, who came out as transgender last month, continued, “I was also sort of warned and prepared that this person’s fan base might be encouraged to target me specifically.”
Bure played DJ Tanner on Fuller House, opposite fictional sister Stephanie Tanner, who was portrayed by Jodie Sweetin. Benny did not disclose which Tanner sister she was referring to.
“The fact that this teenage actor who’s coming in to make jokes about wearing a scarf is suddenly a target from an adult is crazy to me,” Benny continued. “To this day, despite working on the show every day for two weeks straight, I have only had a conversation with one of the Tanner sisters.”
Despite the alleged onset behavior, Benny, who now stars on Netflix’s Glamorous, said she had a “really fun time actually shooting the show with all the other actors who were willing to talk to me.”
“And the show ultimately led to me being on Glamorous on Netflix. So everything happens for a reason,” she said, adding how it “continuously blows my mind how queer people, specifically queer young adults and children, are being targeted and having to advocate for themselves against adults.”
E! News has reached out to Benny, Netflix, Jeff Franklin Productions and Sweetin for comment on the claims but hasn’t heard back.