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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:01 PM
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Pro-lifers infiltrate "Horton Hears a Who" premiere, chant anti-abortion slogans
Horton Hears an Abortion Protest

Posted Mar 8th 2008 8:22PM by TMZ Staff



http://www.tmz.com/2008/03/08/horton-hears-an-abortion-... /

All hell broke loose at the premiere of "Horton Hears a Who!" today when a group of pro-lifers infiltrated the screening, then chanted anti-abortion slogans after the flick.

The theme of the movie is based on the motto: "After all, a person is a person, no matter how small." So the pro-lifers thought it was a good idea to use this theme to their advantage -- even though their complicated message was falling mostly on the ears of children.

The stars in attendance included Victoria Beckham and her three kids, Jim Carrey and Jenny McCarthy, Steve Carell and all 12 contestants from "American Idol."

After the chanting ended, the group put red tape over their mouths that said "Life" on them, and paraded around the event.

Shouts of protest were returned by some in attendance, including, "This is a kids premiere," "How dare you," and "Do you really care that much about this?"
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:02 PM
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1. Odd that these people who claim to be 'pro-life'
are circling around like vulture.
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GoddessOfGuinness Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:54 PM
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13. They aren't pro-life...They're anti-choice.
We should label them appropriately.
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 09:25 PM
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14. Hence why I used the phrase 'claim to be'. :)
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terrya Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:04 PM
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2. And this is why, yet again, I'm glad I'm pro-choice.
Not to be associated with assholes like those in the theater is yet another reason.

That was despicable.
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supernova Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:05 PM
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3. Totally bizarre
What does pro-life have to do with Horton Hears a Who?

:wtf:
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:09 PM
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4. "A person's a person, no matter how small"
They seem to think the message is an anti-abortion one. The thing is, Giesel hadn't thought of it that way and threatened lawsuits when pro-lifers used the phrase.
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Mojambo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:10 PM
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5. I gotta give it to the anti-choicers. They get real theatrical in their protesting
In this case literally.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:26 PM
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8. I have a friend who thinks the whole Christian-right thing is BRILLIANT street theater
He just couldn't tear himself away from the Terri Schiavo protest. :P
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:23 PM
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6. If more people gave a damn about the post-born,
then there would be little (or no) pre-born issue to discuss.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:26 PM
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7. I'm pro-life too
as in, I would beat their fundy asses for interrupting my movie, but let them live.

RL
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TheMightyFavog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:36 PM
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9. Red tape with the word "life" on it over thier mouths.
This sounds exactly like the pro life protest in the movie Jesus Camp. It was led by that one guy whose voice gave me a real creepy child molester-like vibe.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:36 PM
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10. A person is a person, no matter how utterly selfish and annoying.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:40 PM
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11. Here's some 'Jesus Camp' fuckstick
invoking "Horton Hears a Who" in a psychotic tirade about saving teh babehs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2fmMrAihpc



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lightningandsnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-08-08 08:42 PM
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12. Somewhere,
Dr. Seuss is saying....

"THAT'S NOT WHAT I MEANT!"
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