‘The Hunt’ canceled by Universal following significant backlash

Posted on August 11, 2019 3:02 am
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Universal Pictures has canceled the September 27 release of the controversial movieThe Hunt,” in the wake of significant backlash over the film that depicts privileged vacationers hunting “deplorables” for sport.

NBC’s Universal Pictures, which shares parent company Comcast with NBC News and MSNBC, told Fox News on Wednesday that the movie’s marketing campaign would be “temporarily paused” on the heels of the tragic mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, and Gilroy, California.

At that time, it had no plans to shelf the movie itself.

But in a statement released to Fox News on Saturday, a Universal Pictures