A new movie set for release this September called The Hunt is suspending its ad campaign in the wake of the shootings in El Paso and Dayton. The plot of the film is as political as it is disgusting.

The story is about “deplorables” hunted legally by liberal elites for sport. This is essentially political murder-porn for progressives.

I have seen ads for the film and wasn’t surprised by the premise because it’s from the same people who created The Purge in 2013.

I did not know about the political angle of the film until I read this piece from Matt Margolis at PJ Media:

Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted for Sport by Liberals

Kathy Griffin claims she can’t get work following her photoshoot with a decapitated and bloody Trump head, but don’t let that fool you. Hollywood clearly still likes the idea of promoting violence against people who aren’t good and obedient leftists, because Universal Pictures is set to release a thriller called The Hunt on September 27, which features left-wing “elites” hunting Trump supporters for sport.

In the past few days we’ve been hearing a lot about how Donald Trump’s rhetoric is apparently to blame for the El Paso shooting, yet Hollywood apparently lacked the foresight to think that a movie promoting violence against “deplorables” might be in bad taste until after the shootings in El Paso and Dayton, as only now is Universal rethinking their promotional strategy for the film.

Kim Masters of the Hollywood Reporter makes the underlying message of the film clear:

Ads Pulled for Gory Universal Thriller ‘The Hunt’ in Wake of Mass Shootings (Exclusive)

In the wake of a trio of deadly massacres, the studio is evaluating its strategy for the R-rated Blumhouse satire in which elites stalk “deplorables.”

“Did anyone see what our ratfucker-in-chief just did?” one character asks early in the screenplay for The Hunt, a Universal Pictures thriller set to open Sept. 27. Another responds: “At least The Hunt’s coming up. Nothing better than going out to the Manor and slaughtering a dozen deplorables.”

In the aftermath of mass shootings within days of one another that shocked and traumatized the nation, Universal is re-evaluating its strategy for the certain-to-be-controversial satire. The violent, R-rated film from producer Jason Blum’s Blumhouse follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals.

Here’s the trailer, if you care to watch it:

Now for the really crazy part. This film was advertised during the CNN Democratic debates last week. I tweeted about it during a commercial break:

I wasn’t the only person who noticed:

As I am writing this, CNN is holding a town hall event on gun violence. I wonder if anyone will ask why the network ran ads for this film during the Democratic debates.

Featured image via YouTube.

 
 
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