Kirk Cameron’s new film Unstoppable encountered adversity Thursday when Facebook apparently blocked all posts that promote the film.
Cameron posted on his Facebook page Thursday night, “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,
Cameron is asking his followers to encourage the social media giant to unblock the website by sharing his post. Since Thursday night, his post has been shared more than 226,000 times.
“We have been officially shut down by Facebook and unable to get any response from them,” he said. “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?!”
It appears Facebook has removed its block on the film, as several commenters have pointed out.
“Just watched the trailer,” Christy Jones wrote Friday morning. “It was blocked when I tried earlier but it's not now.”
Connie KinCannon Schafer also wrote Friday morning, “Facebook has lifted the ban because of the response from everyone!”
The post has garnered nearly 16,000 comments, with a wide range of support, criticism and skepticism.
“Its just the authors way of getting facebook users to send out his link,” skeptic Steve Patton said.
“Thanks Kirk, God bless you for honoring God,” supporter Angie McTigue wrote. “Ur movies r the best! I pray God's protection and love around you!”
Unstoppable was made in partnership with Liberty University and will appear in theaters on Sept. 24.