• In Wake of Universal’s Decision to Pull The Hunt, PTC Questions ‘Misguided Thinking’ That Led to Film Ever Being Produced

    by  • August 12, 2019 • Other • 3 Comments


    The Parents Television Council issued the following statement regarding Universal Pictures’ decision to pull The Hunt from release.

    “While we are glad Universal Pictures made a responsible decision to pull The Hunt from theatrical release, we can only wonder what misguided thinking led to the film ever getting produced, or even getting a green light by studio executives. While we understand and appreciate that our cherished First Amendment guarantees the right to create a film like this, how could the studio ever think it was the right thing to do?” said PTC President Tim Winter.

    “When there is an issue Hollywood cares deeply about, it celebrates its ability to impact our culture through the media. Yet the industry continues to turn a blind eye to the negative impact it can also impart, especially on children. The International Society for Research on Aggression (ISRA) – and scientists around the world – have concluded that media violence is among the contributing environmental factors for youth violence; and it is among the factors that should be easiest for us to control.

    “Instead of asking the public to be entertained by human slaughter, we call on Universal to take the lead in Hollywood and commit to developing positive entertainment that encourages people across the nation and around the world to eschew such violence.”



    3 Responses to In Wake of Universal’s Decision to Pull The Hunt, PTC Questions ‘Misguided Thinking’ That Led to Film Ever Being Produced

    1. Jimmi N
      August 28, 2019 at 7:48 am

      PLEASE stop the violence, especially the kind that glorifies killing other human beings in the name of “entertainment”!!! Don’t we already have enough of it in real life from other violent movies seen by our children & teens, etc.????? GOD help us and you!!

    2. Cosette
      August 16, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      This is absolutely true 100 percent, we hope Universal will take this in to consideration when producing films. We need more positive material not to promote more violence against human beings.

      Thanks for this statement

    3. moax429
      August 12, 2019 at 6:54 pm

      I hope this is the start of a positive trend. Thanks, Universal, for using your heads and showing discretion!

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