Kirk Cameron’s film “Unstoppable” was blocked by Facebook on Thursday, the actor and producer said, but his sister later tweeted that the social media site unblocked the movie trailer. Now YouTube has apparently blocked it.
On Friday, Gawker.com first reported that YouTube blocked Cameron’s original trailer. When one tries to access the video, it gives a a message saying the “video has been removed as a violation of YouTube’s policy against spam.”
“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’! I can’t even write the real link here, or Facebook would block this post too!!” reads a Thursday posting on Cameron’s Facebook page.
His sister, Candace Cameron Bure, later said via Twitter: “My bro’s new movie trailer was blocked on FB which they just reversed …”
Cameron’s Facebook didn’t mention anything about YouTube blocking the film. However, some Facebook users wrote one Cameron’s post that they were able to successfully upload the trailer to YouTube.
But when one tries to access the clip on the film’s unstoppablethemovie.com site, it shows the original clip, which has the the “violation” message.
Cameron shot to fame in the 1980s sitcom “Growing Pains,” but has since been involved in Christian films.
The film will been screened at Liberty University on Sept. 24.