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Charisma News reported earlier Friday that Kirk Cameron’s new film Unstoppable encountered adversity Thursday when Facebook apparently blocked all posts that promote the film. Now YouTube is reportedly censoring the movie.
In a new post on his Facebook page Friday afternoon, the Christian actor and producer thanked his fans for their support.
“Victory!! Friends, you did it! People tried to stop Unstoppable on Facebook, and because millions of us joined together as one voice, Facebook has apologized and welcomed us back,” he wrote.
Cameron said his supporters demonstrated to the press “that the communities of faith, hope, and love are, well … unstoppable.”
He then went on to say the trailer has now been blocked by YouTube and once again asked for help.
“Now can you all talk to YouTube??” he asked. “They have blocked and labeled the Unstoppable trailer as ‘spam,’ ‘scam,’ and ‘deceptive.’ We did it once, we can do it again. Please share this post with all your friends and encourage YouTube to unblock my UnstoppableTheMovie trailer.”
Cameron’s latest post, shared at 1:18 EST Friday, has been shared more than 14,000 times, “liked” by more than 25,500 people and has over 1,600 comments.
At press time, the video was working on YouTube, though many commenters confirmed they had trouble viewing it earlier.
“It is not working,” Darren White wrote. “I tried to watch the video and it would not play and was labeled as private. Others are experiencing the same.”
Amanda Stevenson said, “I was able to watch it on Youtube a few hours ago, but now it's only showing up as ‘Private.’”
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 asked his followers to encourage the social media giant to unblock the website by sharing his post. Since Thursday night it 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?!”
Unstoppable was made in partnership with Liberty University and will appear in theaters on Sept. 24.
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