Making it weird: Universal Pictures is pretending to be sensitive to gun violence in America by temporarily pulling ads for a movie about hunting Trump supporters for sport.
I feel safer already.
Universal Pictures paused the advertising campaign this week for a new violent movie in wake of a trio of mass shootings over the last week.
“Out of sensitivity to the attention on the country’s recent shooting tragedies, Universal Pictures and the filmmakers of ‘The Hunt’ have temporarily paused its marketing campaign and are reviewing materials as we move forward,” a spokesperson said, according to the Wall Street Journal. The film is still scheduled to hit theaters on Sept. 27.
“The Hunt” is a satire set to be released next month in which “elites” hunt down “deplorables” for sport.
As ridiculous PR moves go, this one reeks of weakness.
They can keep saying it’s satire, but that’s no excuse for the subject matter. It’s time to play another round of “What If We Switched the Sides?”
Imagine if a film had been made in 2011 about hunting down “hope and changers” for sport. Slap as many synonyms for “satire” as you want on that and there is still no way the media wouldn’t have been indicting every Republican and conservative in America as potential murderers.
The film’s studio would then have been forced by mob rule to never release it.
But it’s OK if you want to kill Trump supporters.
And they say it’s people on the other side of the aisle who are promoting hate and division.
Many outlets reporting this (including the Mediaite link above as of this writing) are incorrect in saying that Universal is pulling the trailer for the movie, which makes the studio appear to be a little more concerned.
Also as of this writing, the full trailer is still up on Universal’s YouTube page.
The “satire” excuse is particularly laughable when one remembers that leftists are inherently humorous and incapable of recognizing, understanding, or appreciating it.
Here is the trailer. Enjoy all the “satire” everyone: