Anyone looking forward to seeing a bunch of MAGA “deplorables” fight back against blood-thirsty liberal elites will have to wait. After massive uproar on social media against “The Hunt,” Universal Pictures has decided to scrap the film’s release.
“Universal has decided to scrap the release of ‘The Hunt’ — an R-rated satire in which elites hunt ‘deplorables’ for sport — following a series of mass shootings across the country,” reports The Hollywood Reporter (THR).
The move comes after NBC Universal Pictures decided to pull several ads for “The Hunt” from TV following the horrific mass shootings last weekend in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. Following that, the controversy over the movie then erupted into a maelstrom when it was revealed that the storyline will focus on elite coastal liberals rounding up Trump supporters to hunt them down like wild animals. Though the plot description sounded grotesque on paper, the trailer indicated something more nuanced by actually depicting the Trump supporters as heroes. Despite that, people argued the movie will simply cause more divisions and will do little for the sake of unity. President Trump even weighed in, arguing that the film would “inflame and cause chaos.”
“Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate!” President Trump tweeted. “They like to call themselves ‘Elite,’ but they are not Elite. In fact, it is often the people that they so strongly oppose that are actually the Elite. The movie coming out is made in order to inflame and cause chaos. They create their own violence and then try to blame others. They are the true Racists, and are very bad for our Country!” . . .
“While Universal Pictures had already paused the marketing campaign for The Hunt, after thoughtful consideration, the studio has decided to cancel our plans to release the film,” said the statement. “We stand by our filmmakers and will continue to distribute films in partnership with bold and visionary creators, like those associated with this satirical social thriller, but we understand that now is not the right time to release this film.” (Read more from “Hollywood Pulls ‘the Hunt’ Movie in Light of Gun Violence Controversy” HERE)