While we go on and on about America’s lack of civility in 2019, perhaps there is a more worrisome hole in our personality palettes: Individual responsibility.
You see, it’s easy to blame someone else for their own cesspool of hate, or their lack of compassion, but it takes a person much more sound of mind to realize that true unity and empathy starts from within.
Now I don’t mean this in some hippy-dippy, new-age, Marianne Williamson-like rant. What I’m trying to say is that creating or saying something knowingly offensive is a risk you take. It is yours and yours alone, and knowing that you could wind up facing criticism is part of that individual responsibility. Worse still, if you create something that could be construed to incite hatred or violence, you are very much responsible for what comes of it.
That’s why Americans are so wholly incensed at the premise of a new movie entitled The Hunt.
Universal’s “The Hunt” isn’t even out yet, but many are taking to Twitter to react to the film’s trailer, calling it “beyond sick” and “disturbing.”<
“The Hunt,” which initially was going to be titled “Red State vs. Blue State,” is billed as a satire that follows wealthy thrill-seekers as they take a private jet to a five-star resort, where they embark on a “deeply rewarding” expedition that involves hunting down and killing “deplorables.”
Twitter users were not impressed with Universal’s irresponsible and provocative concept.
Really @UniversalPics, you greenlit a movie like this in this era of political violence and mass murder. I will no longer pay to watch your movies if you release this movie.https://t.co/uyUUw0L3oS#TheHunt
— Ray, Cancer-Survivor (@USSGOBLiN) August 7, 2019
#TheHunt is the most disgusting and terrifying thing I have ever heard. You yell about gun control and then release a movie about shooting people who are against your views. Open up your eyes people. God help us all.
— Peyton (@PFlowerpetal) August 8, 2019
Universal is releasing a movie next month called “The Hunt” that depicts Trump supporters being hunted down like animals.
That is BEYOND sick.
But can you imagine the outrage if this movie was about hunting liberals instead?
They would probably commit another mass shooting.
— Educating Liberals (@Education4Libs) August 7, 2019
As of this writing, Universal is planning to move ahead with the movie’s release, calling into question their morality and their undying need to put profits on the top of their list of priorities.
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