Kirk Cameron, former star of "Growing Pains" and devout Christian, now knows what it feels like to be persecuted. Cameron claims Facebook and YouTube have censored the trailer for his new movie, "Unstoppable."
Somehow, Cameron wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday, both Facebook and YouTube flagged the trailer as "abusive, unsafe and spammy" (Facebook) and "spam, scam and deceptive" (YouTube). He couldn't upload the trailer to YouTube nor post links to its official website on his Facebook page.
Cameron was baffled by Facebook's decision, writing "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?!"
Desperate, Cameron appealed to his fans, asking them to "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."
In his free time, it appears, Cameron modeled for symbolic photos that sure looked a lot like that "No H8" campaign that Cameron's anti-gay past comments would suggest he's not a fan of.
Blessedly, by Friday, Cameron's own No H8 campaign worked. "Victory!! Friends, you did it!" he posted. "Because of your firm, loving, and clear voice, not only did Facebook welcome us back, YouTube also removed its block on our Unstoppable movie trailer. We are back online with full access."
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