Horton Hears a Pro-life Protest

Horton Hears a WhoIs nothing sacred anymore? Something as innocent and wholesome as a film adaptation of a Dr. Seuss classic has now become a battle ground for Anti-Abortion protestors.

Yeah, that’s right. Horton Hears a Who has now become ammo for the pro-life movement.

The story is centered on the line “A person is a person, no matter how small.” Sounds like a cute message to teach children, right? Nice and simple; kids learn to treat others with respect, despite their differences, all while being entertained by the likes of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell.

The movie’s motto was jumped on by pro-lifers, who stormed the movies premiere chanting and eventually wrapping red tape that said “Life” on it. The protestors were then greeted with jeers from the crowd who were angered at their presence. reported that certain members of the audience, which included the films stars Carrey and Carell as well as the American Idol finalists and Victoria Beckham and her kids, taunted back to the protesters, chastising them for bringing political debates into a movie premiere meant for children.

There is a time and place for ethical demonstrations, and it most certainly isn’t in the same cinema as a happy elephant named Horton who lives in the Jungle of Nool. Keep it on CSPAN folks.

Currently a sophomore at SUNY Fredonia, Jessica is a TV and Digital Film major with an English minor. A self proclaimed movie fanatic she has known to annoy her movie watching partners to no end by talking through any film, sometimes quoting the movie in its entirety, rambling off trivia and useless facts or otherwise critiquing the movie to no end. Choosing just one movie to be her favorite is too hard, as she enjoys movies in almost any genre. Some of her favorites include Casablanca, The Shining, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and just about every Disney movie ever. Jessica also has a habit of watching movies that are truly awful, because sometimes they are so bad, you they become good.

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