I’m one of the most tolerant people I know. I’m willing to put up with a lot of things, but censorship isn’t one of them. Unfortunately, we now have Conservatives using outrage culture in the same way that Leftists and Liberals use it to get things censored, only this time they’ve targeted a satirical horror-thriller called The Hunt, which pit middle-Americans against the rich elite in a hunt to the death, and managed to get it cancelled.
Fox News is reporting that the movie The Hunt has been cancelled following outrage from the Right.
In a statement to Fox that was published on August 10th, 2019, a representative from Universal stated that the film has been cancelled from its original September 27th, 2019 release, saying…
“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.”
This comes after a coordinated effort by media to paint the film as the Left hunting the Right, and Trump supporters being the main target. You can see the trailer for The Hunt below courtesy of Movieclips Trailers, which literally gives away the entire plot.
The trailer itself has nothing whatsoever to do with politics, but following the Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas shooting, some outlets were looking for ways to stir outrage and continue to utilize censorship as a way to keep people divided.
It all started with a piece from The Hollywood Reporter, which used lines from the script to paint the movie as a Left versus Right film – that the Left were hunting down the “deplorables” on the Right.
The rest of the article is actually about Universal Pictures pulling ad support for The Hunt in the wake of the shootings, with the display ads and trailers being taken down from Universal’s official channels.
Hollywood Reporter initially reported that Universal was considering evaluating the situation before pulling the film but noted that things could turn sour if people saw it as political exploitation instead of a satirical thriller, writing…
“Given the fraught political climate — particularly in the wake of the attack in El Paso, which was motivated by anti-immigrant bigotry — studio sources say Universal is evaluating its plans in what one called “a fluid situation.” A high-level insider says top executives want to stand by Blum, one of the studio’s most prolific and successful producers, as well as filmmaker Craig Zobel, and see the project as a satire addressing an issue of great social importance. But this person says plans could change “if people think we’re being exploitative rather than opinionated.”
Well, much in the same way that Liberal rags like The Mary Sue or Salon utilize their platforms to stoke the flames of outrage and encourage the censorship of media they don’t like, InfoWars did the same thing.
In a piece published on August 7th, 2019, just a day after the Hollywood Reporter story was published, InfoWars ran a piece titled “Sick Film Shows Liberal Elites Hunting Down, Murdering Trump Supporters”
The article completely ignores the context of the trailer, and portrays the film as something else entirely, mostly misconstruing what was featured in the Hollywood Reporter article, especially since nothing in the trailer indicates that all of the people selected for the Hunt are Trump supporters. But logic and facts be damned in the face of outrage culture looking for another victim on the altar of censorship.
On August 9th, 2019, Fox News ran a follow-up piece with a quote from President Donald Trump, condemning Hollywood, saying…
“Hollywood, I don’t call them the elites. I think the elites are the people they go after in many cases. But Hollywood is really terrible. What they’re doing, with the kind of movie they’re putting out, it’s actually very dangerous for our country. What Hollywood is doing is a tremendous disservice to our country.”
Cue outrage on social media from people calling for the film to be banned.
— Conservative Patriots (@Patriots20) August 10, 2019
Universal’s ‘The Hunt’ that satirizes killing of ‘deplorables’ just validates the unstable people commiting shootings and acts of violence. This movie should be banned and if they don’t ban it Universal’s should be boycott along with the actors in the movie. Sick!
— B.A.B. (@Babs05772427) August 8, 2019
Please Ban that movie “The Hunt” we have laws, it is HATE SPEECH! The Dems want a Civil War, Obama tried to “get it done”, but he ran out of time….If they don’t STOP People are going to “act out” the VIOLENT Narratives! The Dems spew out DAILY HATE! How much can we stand???
— phyllis hammer (@phyllishammer2) August 10, 2019
What does Universal do? They cancel the film.
What’s so pathetic about all of this is that even Breitbart had the common decency to note that the trailer doesn’t match the Right’s narrative, because even if we were to assume that the characters being hunted were Trump supporters (and nothing in the trailer indicated as much), all the people being hunted are being portrayed as the “good guys” (even though, technically the main heroine is actually a murderer from a gang so that makes her an anti-villain rather than an actual hero).
Breitbart actually went through naming and listing other movies from the genre as well as providing context for the trailer that a lot of other retards missed, writing…
“The Hunt looks to me like it could be a lot of fun. Because everyone is so eager to be offended these days, a little intelligent satire would be refreshing. As long as me and mine are not singled out for the satire, I don’t mind being poked fun at. But that’s the difference between satire and bigotry. If both sides take the shots, it’s satire. If only one side does, it’s bigotry.
“At first glance, the movie looks like murder-porn for leftists — wish fulfillment when it comes to killing we deplorables.
“The trailer, though, actually makes it look as though the deplorables are the heroes-victims, though I’m sure it will be a bit more complicated than that.
“There is a long history of movies like this, where people are hunted by the wealthy for sport.
“Arnold Schwarzenegger’s The Running Man (1987) improved on a just okay Stephen King novel (as Richard Bachman) to give us a look at the future of mass entertainment and reality shows.
“Hard Target (1993) is one of Jean Claude Van Damme’s better entries that looks at class distinctions.
“Other favorites include Judgment Night (1993), Surviving the Game (1994), The Naked Prey (1965), and the granddaddy of them all, The Most Dangerous Game (1932).
“This is a perfectly acceptable genre and an entertaining one and terrorists should not be in charge of America’s entertainment programming.”
But facts aren’t welcome in an era fueled by the easily triggered.
In some ways I’m actually glad we don’t have any real replacements for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in current day entertainment, because otherwise a bunch of panty-twisted cuckolds would be screeching at the top of their lungs to get their ultra-violent, super-masculine, high-octane entertainment banned from theaters.
Thankfully, we still have good entertainment from the 1980s to keep us satiated while the mentally ill on the Left and the Right continue down a rabbit hole of censorship to ruin what little fun we have left in today’s society.
Anyway, you won’t be seeing The Hunt in theaters come September 27th, and you can thank outrage culture for that.
(Thanks for the news tip GuyverOne and Ennis)