Monster Hunter Pulled from Chinese Theaters Over Racism Backlash

Monster Hunter Pulled from Chinese Theaters Over Racism Backlash
Monster Hunter has been pulled by Chinese movie theaters over the recent racism backlash. Paul W.S. Anderson's highly anticipated movie is based on the video game franchise of the same name. It premiered in China last night, well ahead of the Christmas Day release in North America, where it earned just over $5 million. The earnings were reportedly good enough to nab the third spot at the Chinese box office this weekend, though that has all changed now.

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Theaters all around China have started to drop Monster Hunter from their rosters. Viewers noticed that the movie references an outdated and racist phrase "Chi-nese, Japa-nese, dirty knees." After midnight in the area, theaters were directed to issue refunds from tickets already purchased and asked to pull the movie from advertising. "A new version is being produced overnight,
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