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Former "Growing Pains" Star Kirk Cameron Fights Facebook and YouTube to Get Religious Movie Trailer Unblocked

Actor Kirk Cameron successfully rallied fans against Facebook and YouTube recently after the sites allegedly censored the trailer for his new Christian movie “Unstoppable.”

Both Facebook and YouTube removed the blocks for the movie trailer Friday, though the sites originally flagged it as “abusive, unsafe and spammy” and “spam, scam and deceptive,” according to MSN.

Cameron, the former star of the television show “Growing Pains,” said he could not post a link to the trailer on Facebook or upload the video on YouTube, according to The Wrap.

Cameron expressed outrage at the blocks.

"’Unstoppable’ is my most personal film about faith, hope, and love, and about why God allows bad things to happen to good people,” Cameron wrote. “What is 'abusive' or 'unsafe' about that?!"

Cameron asked his fans to share his social media post and gain the attention of Facebook and YouTube. 

"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," he wrote.

After, Facebook and YouTube apparently lifted their bans on his trailer, Cameron thanked his fans.

"Victory!! Friends, you did it!" he wrote. "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."

“Unstoppable” will be released in theaters in late September.

Sources: MSN, The Wrap


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