A movie showing liberals stalking supporters of President Donald Trump is slated to be released in September.
The movie produced by Universal Pictures and Blumhouse titled “The Hunt,” features a group of people hunting down “deplorables,” which is a term coined by failed presidential contender Hillary Clinton to describe supporters of Trump during the 2016 campaign.
Fox News reports, a controversial movie about privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport is ruffling feathers more than a month before its scheduled release and after tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.
“The Hunt” is billed as a satire that follows wealthy thrill-seekers taking a private jet to a five-star resort where they embark on a “deeply rewarding” expedition that involves hunting down and killing designated humans. The Hollywood Reporter reported on Tuesday that “Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire" following the shootings after ESPN reportedly pulled a trailer for the film that had been previously cleared to air on the sports network.
“The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum's Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals,” THR’s Kim Masters wrote. “It features guns blazing along with other ultra-violent killings as the elites pick off their prey.”
My question is how is this even an acceptable concept in the first place?
I would not be surprised at all if this movie ultimately ends up being pulled altogether and all that money spent on the production is wasted, as it should be.
Whether we like it or not, media has an influence over society. We can choose whether that influence is good and positive and something that lifts others up, or we can make movies about killing supporters of a certain presidential candidate just because we don't agree with their policies.
The movie has lost an advertisement on ESPN in the wake of two mass shootings on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.