Is This Movie About Hunting Trump Supporters?



Upcoming Movie Billed as Satire That has Elites Hunting 'Deplorables' Being Criticized

An upcoming movie billed as a satire that has elites hunting what are referred to as "deplorables" -- the name Hillary Clinton used for Donald Trump's supporters -- and that pulled its ads in the wake of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton last weekend is drawing criticism.

In The Hunt, wealthy people fly to a five-star resort where they hunt and kill people.The Hollywood Reporter's Kim Masters wrote: "The violent, R-rated film . . . follows a dozen MAGA types who wake up in a clearing and realize they are being stalked for sport by elite liberals. It features guns blazing along with other ultra-violent killings as the elites pick off their prey."

The Hunt is set to be released at the end of September, but top executives are reportedly reconsidering in the wake of the mass shootings. DePauw University professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that the movie is, quote, "harmful to a culture that surely needs messages of unity and understanding," adding, "It says something sad about the state of the 'entertainment' industry that this movie ever got conceived and produced." Masters wrote that the studio executives, quote, "see the project as a satire addressing an issue of great social importance."

(Fox News / Pulse Networks)



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