Last night, after I had a glass of wine and a delicious butter pecan cupcake, I got aÂ disturbingÂ text from fellow Skepchick Maria.
She was at Studio Movie Grill in Holcomb, Ga, and was about to enjoy some Christmas Eve movie wonderfulness when… BAM… in her face, 70 ft x 30 ft of nauseating news:
The Safe Minds PSAs, the ones we had pulled from AMC last month, are still playing in other theaters. (This may not be the exact PSA running, but the message is the same.)
***UPDATE: A reader complained on SMG’s FB page and, according to this reader, they responded saying that this ad will no longer run, and that they never approved this spot, which was put on the screen by Screenvision. Updates to come.
Thank you to Studio Movie Grill for their response and for taking action to stop these ads from running in their theaters!***
We have some work to do here, people. I know it’s Christmas, and I know that many of you have plans to get out to the movies and relax tonight.
Before you go, I ask that you call your theater and find out if they are playing the SafeMinds ads. If they are, find an alternate theater. AMCÂ Theaters have agreed not to run these ads in any of their theaters.
If you do see these ads, please leave a comment here, or if you’d rather not leave a comment, contact me using the Link? Question? Comment? link on the left side bar or email me at elyse(at)womenthinkingfree.org.
Once we have a list, we can work on writing letters, making phone calls and organizing our boycott. Jamie Bernstein of the WTFF is working on compiling a list as best she can… which is difficult without calling every single theater in the country today.
You can also download full Hug me brochures with an FAQ on the importance of vaccinating.
The brochures will be updated soon, but for right now, you can use them despite the fact that they say “Dragon Con” on them.
Thanks guys! Let’s keep working to keep these scaremongering ads out of theaters. Vaccines save lives. There’s no reason to scare people away from getting them.