Kirk Cameron’s new movie Unstoppable was banned from Facebook today. Well, that’s what the actor is saying.
Cameron claims that Unstoppable was banned by Facebook for being too “spammy.”
Cameron writes on Facebook: “Calling all friends of Faith, Family, and Freedom! Facebook has officially “blocked” me and you (and everyone else) from posting any link to my new movie at UnstoppableTheMovieDOTcom, labeling the content as “abusive”, “unsafe”, and “spammy”! I can’t even write the real link here, or Facebook would block this post too!! Try to post it yourself and see! We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them. This is my most personal film about faith, hope, and love, and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people. What is “abusive” or “unsafe” about that?! Please help us encourage Facebook to unblock our website soon by sharing this post with your friends so more people can see this transparent, faith-building project.”
The Christian filmmaker urged his fans to fight the oppressive social network and share the link to his movie on Facebook.
And they did. Thousands of them. The Facebook post quickly gained more than 100,000 shares, more than 40,000 likes, and close to 8,000 comments. The majority of those comments talked about how it was shameful of Facebook to block such a well-intentioned movie and praised Kirk Cameron for doing God’s work.
Of course, there were a few other comments that claimed that Kirk Cameron had conjured up the entire controversy in order to promote his new movie. The proof? Well, working links. Several people posted working links to Kirk Cameron’s movie despite the fact that it had been “banned” by Facebook.
Facebook hasn’t commented on the controversy so it’s hard to say if Kirk is telling the truth about the ban. There is some pretty damning evidence, however, that points to Kirk Cameron misleading his fans.
A few hours after Cameron posted his message several people reported that the movie’s link was no longer banned. Most people chalked this up to a Facebook miracle while others grew a little skeptical of the controversy.