Despite claiming they definitely wouldn’t do it, The Hunt got cancelled but Universal haven’t disclosed the real reason why. Regardless, it’s a good thing.
There has been a public outcry from the American right about the release of Universal’s The Hunt, but the media has been predictably dishonest about why people are outraged and, ultimately, why the film got canned.
The Hunt is set in the near future where blue states are a leading majority within the United States and globalism has taken over. Citizens that belong to red states are considered deplorable, inhuman even, and violence against them has been legalised. So, blue state elitists track, kidnap and then hunt and kill red state Americans for sport.
In one particular scene, sources told us, the film’s protagonist (or antagonist, depending on your politics), Crystal, is brutally tortured and humiliated by the elites. Crystal, played by Betty Gilpin, is allegedly a fictional version of the current U.S. president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
Wait, what? This is a film that, at least by reading the plot, demonises the left – why on Earth would the American right want this movie to disappear? The answer is simple; it’s dangerous.
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
After today there is no longer any room for nuance. The President is a white nationalist terror leader. His supporters – ALL OF THEM – are by definition white nationalist terror supporters. The MAGA hat is a KKK hood. And this evil, racist scourge must be eradicated from society.— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 4, 2019
What U don’t see is my salute to trumps Nazi tabloid fox before wife took this photo 😂👍 I even bought a red MAGA hat so I can do recon disruption at local MAGA get to together meets 👍much like WW2 when US soldiers dressed as nazis to kill them🎉👍I so crazy pic.twitter.com/KqlNH1Kfg2— Jack Wright🧢#VOTEBLUE#impeach the MF (@machonejack) June 6, 2019
EVERY G0VERNMENT 0FFICAL 0F DECENCY IS CALLING FAT ASS 'MAGA' A RACIST. EVERY 'TWEET' IS RACIST AND THAT TELLS HIS F0LL0WERS T0 G0 AND KILL EVERY0NE THAT IS N0T A NAZI F0LL0WER!— jarreaumanconcierge (@jarreauman) August 4, 2019
Dear Kanye and any black person wearing a MAGA hat:— The transtastically bisexual Revan Athame (@RevanAthame) October 26, 2018
You do realize that wearing a MAGA hat or kissing Trump's ass won't protect you from Trump supporters wanting to murder you, right?
They'll kill you for your skin color, not the hat you wear.
Love and kisses,
A former Nazi
The real reason The Hunt got cancelled
The recent violent tragedies that took place in the United States are alleged to be a result of political polarisation. Dayton shooter, Connor Betts, was affiliated to a left-wing terrorist organisation that fight under the guise of anti-fascism. The killer had expressed his political views on social media and retweeted Senator Elizabeth Warren’s call to fight Nazi white people on American soil. Obviously this kind of fearful rhetoric can incite unhinged individuals to violently lash out.
As an Aussie I’m a bit removed from the polarising political hotbed of American politics but it is still bleeding into my news feed. Even Australian National late night news has taken a crack at painting the American right as actual white supremacists; but honestly, anyone with two eyes and a functional brain can see through this nonsense.
Universal made the right decision by cancelling The Hunt, especially right now while Americans are so divided and tensions are high. It has nothing to with people being offended or trying to silence free speech. Americans are just sick of being pitted against each other. There is no reason why for people to hate each other because of a difference in political opinion.