Governor Mike Huckabee just exposed the left’s scheme to sabotage the newly-released anti-abortion film “Unplanned” in one brilliant tweet.
Unplanned had a successful opening weekend at the box office.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that the R-rated pic scored the second-best start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix; tracking had suggested it would only earn around $3 million.
Graced with a coveted A+ CinemaScore, the controversial anti-abortion drama Unplanned opened to a strong $6.1 million from 1,059 theaters at the U.S. box office despite a relatively modest footprint.
The R-rated film — landing in fifth place — scored the second-biggest start ever for faith-based distributor Pure Flix behind God’s Not Dead 2 ($7.6 million). The Christian pic did its biggest business in the Midwest and South.
Governor Mike Huckabee correctly pointed out that a 13-year-old girl can get an abortion without her parents consent, but she needs a guardian to see an R-rated movie.
The MPAA slapped @UnplannedMovie with an unjustified “R” rating–so a 13-year-old girl can get an abortion w/o her parents even knowing, but can’t see a movie showing what abortion really is without being accompanied by an adult until she’s 17? #UnplannedTheMovie
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) April 1, 2019
The “R rating” for “Unplanned” sparked a great deal of controversy.
CNS News reported that the pro-life film ‘Unplanned’ has received an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) for “some disturbing/bloody images,” leading the film’s directors to note that the rating reinforces the position that abortion is violence.
The directors of ‘Unplanned,’ Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, told Movieguide that “UNPLANNED is an ‘R’ rated film which has no MPAA cautions for profanity, nudity, sex or violence … except for violence directly associated with the abortion process.”
“Ironically, the MPAA seems to be indirectly endorsing the pro-life position: namely that abortion is an act of violence,” the directors added.
An R rating, which stands for “Restricted,” indicates that children under 17 may not go see the movie without an accompanying adult.
Meanwhile, as reported by Heavy people on social media accused Twitter of censorship involving the page of the new pro-life movie, Unplanned.
First, Twitter briefly suspended the movie’s page. Then, on March 31, 2019, numerous Twitter users reported that they weren’t able to follow the movie’s page and that the page was reporting wildly different and changing Twitter follower counts (this author tried to follow the movie as an experiment and, at first, it didn’t stick, but then it did.) Prominent conservative writer Michelle Malkin filmed a video showing the problems.
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) April 1, 2019
The movie showcases the real-life story of Abby Johnson, who was a Planned Parenthood clinic director before she changed into an anti-abortion activist because of what she witnessed on the job.
Here’s what you need to know:
Twitter Did, in Fact, Briefly Suspend the Movie’s Page
— UnplannedMovie (@UnplannedMovie) April 1, 2019
It’s true that Twitter briefly suspended the page for Unplanned. The suspension and restoration occurred on the movie’s opening weekend on Saturday, March 30, 2019, and it led to a flurry of outrage against Twitter from conservative and pro-life circles.
“Nearly 8K new followers to our Unplannedmovie page in the last hour since @Twitter suspended and reinstated our account,” the movie’s page said in a tweet after the suspension was lifted. “We are truly grateful and blessed at by the outpouring of support we have seen. Thank you everyone for taking the time to go out and see Unplanned this weekend.”
However, that wasn’t the end of the story. By the next day, Sunday, people were reporting strange happenings with the movie’s Twitter page follower accounts.
Why was the page suspended in the first place? According to the Hollywood Reporter, Twitter claimed it didn’t purposely suspend the Unplanned movie page. The page was suspended because it “was linked to another account that had violated Twitter’s rules,” according to THR. Twitter reviewed the suspension and decided to reverse it.
“It is a sad time we live in when corporations can remove individuals freedom of speech at will. When did we empower these corporations to have such authority? More importantly, why do we empower them to do so?” Cary Solomon, a co-writer of the movie, told THR.