Universal Cancels Release of ‘The Hunt,’ Where Liberals Kill ‘Deplorables’ for Sport

Universal has canceled the release of the film The Hunt, reportedly featuring liberal elites hunting and killing “deplorables” for sport. The decision comes after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, and President Donald Trump calling “liberal Hollywood” racist and full of violence.

“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,” the studio said in a 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.”

The shelved film kicked off a firestorm last week after ESPN announced its decision to pull TV ads for The Hunt, a decision the network made in the wake of the deadly mass shootings in Texas, and Ohio that left more than 30 people dead and dozens more injured.

On Friday, President Trump added fuel to the fire.

“Liberal Hollywood is Racist at the highest level, and with great Anger and Hate! 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 president said, adding “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!”

A White House aide confirmed to Breitbart News that President Trump was likely referring to the The Hunt in his comments about “the movie coming out” inflaming violence.

The Daily Mail reported that the “hunted” in the film were described as “deplorables” in the screenplay. Though, it’s not clear whether the filmmakers made the “Deplorables” or the “hunters” heroes in the film.

Jerome Hudson is Breitbart News Entertainment Editor and author of the forthcoming book 50 Things They Don’t Want You to Know, from HarperCollins. Follow Jerome Hudson on Twitter @jeromeehudson.


Source

more recommended stories

  • Spike Lee on Trump: ‘Why Are We Still Asking Is This Guy a White Supremacist?’ — ‘It’s Not Even the Question’

    Tuesday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” director.

  • Fact Check: Elizabeth Warren Crowd Was 6,000 at Most, not 12,000

    CLAIM: The presidential campaign of Sen..

  • Ghislaine Maxwell’s In-N-Out Picture Is Photoshopped

    The first photo in three years.

  • No Employers Charged Yet for Hiring Illegal Aliens

    Nearly two weeks after the Immigration.

  • ‘How Many Times Is Biden Gonna Say Something Stupid?’

    Before Joe Biden’s persistent gaffes raised.

  • Charlie Kirk: The Left Wants to ‘Deconstruct Our Country from Within’

    Turning Point USA (TPUSA) founder Charlie.

  • 28 Shot, 5 Fatally, over Weekend in Democrat-Controlled Chicago

    Twenty-eight individuals were shot, five fatally,.

  • Lewandowski on Senate Bid: If I Run, ‘I’m Going to Win’

    Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.

  • Why Buying Greenland Is One of Donald Trump’s Best Ideas

    Last week, the Wall Street Journal.

  • ‘We Are Everything He Loves,’ Except ‘We’re Powerful, Strong Women

    U.S. Women’s National Team star Megan.

  • Elizabeth Warren, Gabby Giffords Partner for Gun Control

    Democrat presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren says.

  • Clinton Painting Not Only Bizarre Decor in Epstein’s NYC Apartment

    Following convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide.

  • Cuomo’s ‘Fredo’ Meltdown Shows ‘The Godfather’ Is Our ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’

    Chris Cuomo may have only a.

  • Airport Security Worker Fired for Slipping ‘Ugly’ Note to Traveler

    An airport security worker in Rochester,.

  • Gunmen Kidnap Two Catholic Priests in Cameroon

    Church officials in Cameroon announced Friday.

  • Joe Biden Drew Only 30 Supporters in NH During Trump Rally

    Joe Biden drew only 30 supporters.

  • NYT Head Outlines Plans to Shift Trump Coverage from Russia to Race

    The New York Times plans to.

  • China’s Communists Call for Anti-Hong Kong Rally in Tiananmen Square

    The official newspaper of the Chinese.

  • Kamala Harris Tanks with Non-White Voters

    Democrat presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris.

  • Trump on King Remarks: ‘Certainly, It Wasn’t a Very Good Statement’

    While speaking to reporters on Thursday,.

  • Islamic Lobby Feels ‘Ignored’ by 2020 Dems as Travel Ban Stays Popular

    The Muslim migration lobby is feeling.

  • Cardi B Asks Bernie Sanders About Tax Hikes, More

    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) released the.

  • Israeli Deputy FM Says Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib Will Be Denied Entry

    Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said.

  • Six Officers Shot, Philadelphia Gunman Barricaded in House

    A gunman opened fire on Philadelphia.

  • Mystery, Anger Lingers Over Firing of Top State Department Official

    Kiron Skinner, a top State Department.

  • At Least 4 Philadelphia Officers Shot While Confronting Gunman

    At least four Philadelphia police officers.

  • Donald Trump Leads Top Democrats in North Carolina Poll

    President Trump is leading top Democrat.

  • Elizabeth Warren Calls for ‘Affordable, Gender-Affirming’ Health Care

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called for.

  • Bernie Marcus: Making Money Is a Patriotic Act

    Bernie Marcus and John Catsimatidis write in.

  • Thankful ‘Animal’ Chris Cuomo Was Not Armed During Tirade

    President Donald Trump further addressed Tuesday.

  • Chris Cuomo’s ‘Fredo’ Meltdown Breaks the Internet with Memes Galore

    Internet users erupted with mockery in.

  • Graham: ‘I’ve Never Seen’ Trump as Determined as He Is on Red Flag Laws, Background Checks

    On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox.