TV Networks Rejecting Ads for Anti-Abortion Movie 'Unplanned'
If you read our earlier post announcing the results of this week’s Premiere Poll, you’ll remember that we had a surprise winner: ‘Unplanned.’
‘Unplanned’ is an evangelical anti-abortion propaganda film critical of Planned Parenthood that somehow managed to get itself into 1,059 theaters, which is why the film made it onto our poll in the first place.
Unsurprisingly, the film is now facing a torrent of backlash. In a 1-star review posted by The Guardian, the movie is described as “a dim-witted Christian drama part-financed by the disgraced founder of a pillow manufacturer, [in which] a woman discovers abortion is evil.”
According to a report by Texas Monthly, the lady upon whom the story is based did in fact work for Planned Parenthood—until she was allegedly fired for gross incompetence. She also allegedly stole a bunch of Planned Parenthood employee information, including addresses and phone numbers, before handing them over to anti-abortionist activists and becoming one herself.
Furthermore, The Hollywood Reporter is now reporting that a multitude of television networks are actively rejecting ads for the film, including the Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, HGTV, Food Network, Hallmark Channel and USA Network. So far, the only network to actually agree to air ads for the unenlightened movie is … Fox News.