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Universal Cancels Release of ‘The Hunt’ After Trump Pressure

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The HuntSource: Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures canceled the release of “The Hunt” after the movie’s liberals-hunting-conservatives storyline sparked backlash from critics, including President Donald Trump.

The film was accused by some of playing up the narrative of “deplorables” versus liberal “elites.” Democrat Hillary Clinton famously called Trump supporters “deplorables” during her 2016 presidential campaign.