Kirk Cameron's Movie Blocked From Facebook
By JACKIE WILLIS
July 19, 2013
Christian actor Kirk Cameron is having a bit of trouble getting the word out to his Facebook followers regarding his new project. The former Growing Pains star, 42, claims the social networking site has blocked him, saying that the movie looked too "spammy."
Though he's not allowed to promote the film on Facebook, he is allowed to complain about not being allowed to push his movie. Cameron wrote: "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'!
Unstoppable, not to be confused with the 2010 action film starring Chris Pine and Denzel Washington of the same name, is a follow-up to the actor's "record-breaking, one-night theatrical event, Monumental."
Cameron adds of being blocked, "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."
UPDATE: In response to Cameron's claims, Facebook released the following statement to ET: "To protect the hundreds of millions of people who connect and share on Facebook every day, we have automated systems that work in the background to maintain a trusted environment and protect our users from bad actors who often use links to spread spam and malware. These systems are so effective that most people who use Facebook will never encounter spam. They're not perfect, though, and in rare instances they make mistakes. This link was blocked for a very short period of time after being misidentified as a potential spam or malware site. We learn from rare cases such as these to make our systems even better."
What do you think? Does Cameron's new movie, out Sept. 24, look too "spammy"?