Hulu Blocks President Trump’s Streaming Privileges Of The Handmaid’s Tale
On July 24th, Hulu held a press conference announcing their decision to block President Donald Trump from viewing the Emmy award-winning series The Handmaid’s Tale.
During the press conference, CEO Randy Freer announced the decision to block President Trump from watching The Handmaid’s Tale was a “matter of national security.” Freer explained, “listen… we just don’t want this guy to get the wrong idea. I mean.. It seems we’re already heading in the direction of a similar situation. I can really see President Trump watching our series and thinking a dystopian society where women are viewed as only childbearing servitude is the way to ‘Make America Great Again.’ We, we just can’t be responsible for that happening.”
While CEO Freer felt it was his due diligence to prevent President Trump from viewing the hit series, many critics have been concerned President Trump will also access the original book. When asked if this was a concern, Freer exclaimed, “His ability to read is less of a concern than his access to media.”
When asked to comment, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders could not confirm or deny President Trump’s reading capability. Huckabee Sanders explained, “President Trump can tweet. From his tweeting capabilities, what do you think his reading standards are?” which kept White House reporters still inconclusive on his reading capabilities.
Despite uncertainty on President Trump’s reading capability, leading bookstores, such as Barnes and Nobles, have decided to ban President Trump and all White House officials from their stores in hopes to prevent President Trump from not only reading The Handmaid’s Tale, but also other dystopian novels such as George Orwell’s 1984.
Originally based on the dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale premiered on Hulu in 2017, becoming one of Hulu’s strongest original series. Watch season two now streaming on Hulu, before the lack of net neutrality slows your streaming services.
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