Hollywood star Corey Feldman, who starred in the 80s cult movie The Goonies, has blasted a snobby council after they banned it from a film festival – because it might OFFEND people.
The actor, who starred in the Steven Spielberg flick, spoke out after plans to show it at a summer film festival were scrapped.
Organisers of Warwick Rocks had hoped to show the film, which has a 12 rating, along with a host of other classics including Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jaws, Top Gun and Dirty Dancing.
They were to be shown on large screens to be placed in the centre of Warwick between August 21-25.
But Warwick District Council, the licencing authority, has banned the films because they have a 12 rating and may offend some members of the public.
But Hollwyood actor Feldman, who played Clark “Mouth” Devereaux in The Goonies, blasted the ruling, branding it “silly.”
He tweeted to his 38,000 followers telling them: “About the silliest laws I’ve never heard! #Community views #regime #Free Thinking #Truth #Duh! #Mercy.”
Organisers of the Warwick Rocks food and film event – which last year brought 30,000 people into the town centre – have been left baffled.
Warwick MP Chris White has also written to Brandon Lewis, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, to protest against the ban.
He said: “This decision by the district council is very heavy-handed.
“Any reasonable person would think where’s the common sense? The Warwick Rocks group are volunteers raising the profile of the town and bringing more visitors in.
“We’re not talking about The Exorcist or anything that would cause nightmares. I was among those watching Top Gun last year when there were no problems or complaints.
“So what has changed this year?”
But Cllr Stephen Cross, the portfolio holder for culture, refused to budge on the ban, saying: “If the films were being shown on private land and not a public highway, this would not be an issue.”