Universal Won’t Release “The Hunt” Movie After Backlash


The Hunt‘ was canceled by Universal in the wake of significant backlash over the film that depicts privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport.

In a statement released to Fox News on Saturday, a Universal Pictures spokesperson said: “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.

“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.”

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Universal Pictures has decided to scrap the release of the upcoming film The Hunt after apparent backlash from President Trump and Fox News over the satirical movie’s depiction of conservative Americans being gruesomely hunted for sport by liberal “elites.”

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The decision to withhold the movie, which had been set to hit cinemas on Sept. 27, was also impacted by the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton, and Gilroy, California — events that had already prompted studio executives to halt the violent film’s marketing.

“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,” a spokesperson told BuzzFeed News in an email on Saturday. “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.” More

This “Liberal Fantasy Film” would never be considered for release in the first place if the tables were turned. Think about that for a minute: if this was a film about Conservatives hunting down Liberals it would have been shot down before a trailer was even considered.

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