More than six months after it was originally scheduled for release, audiences will finally get to watch controversial film The Hunt.
The Hunt was slated for release in September 2019, but then came deadly mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas in early August, which together killed 32 people.
Afterwards, The Hollywood Reporter reported Universal Pictures had pulled ads for the movie as a result.
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The article, which described the film based on a copy of the script, disclosed that the movie was about elites stalking “deplorables”(in reference to Hillary Clinton calling half of her then-Presidential opponent Donald Trump’s supporters a ‘basket of deplorables’ in 2016).
So naturally, an outcry followed. Pundits, without anyone having seen the film yet, concluded it was about a conservative ‘purge’, where Hollywood elites hunt Trump supporters.
Trump – unsurprisingly – tweeted his distaste claiming the film was made to “inflame and cause chaos”.
….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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2019