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Trump Supporters' Plan to Boycott Stephen King's 'IT' Fails Miserably
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13 Sep 2017 01:07 PM EST

-by Laura Tucker, Staff Writer; Image: Still from the IT trailer (Image Source: Screenshot)

Sometimes boycotts work really well to send a message, other times not so much.

The latter is the case with a planned boycott of Trump supporters. After Stephen King continually ridiculed the President on Twitter, they planned to boycott his new movie IT over the weekend.

It wasn't very successful.

His earlier tweets included the following:

"Just when you think Trump cannot possibly do anything more stupid than gun-running to the Saudis, he pulls out of the Paris Accords. OMG!"

"Covfefe is from THE NECRONOMICON, and actually means "Hail Cuthulu!"

"Trump's cabinet offers a postgraduate-level course in ass-kissing."

King then notified his fans in June, "Trump has blocked me from reading his tweets. I may have to kill myself."

Skip ahead a few months, and he mentioned again on August 24 about being blocked: "Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself."

This apparently rubbed Trump's supporters the wrong way. They posted a message to Reddit following this message urging everyone to avoid seeing IT on opening weekend, wanting it to have a "lousy showing."

"Okay, Everyone. Please DO NOT go see Stephen King's new 'IT' movie this weekend when it opens. If you have to see it, wait till after opening weekend so he has a lousy showing this week. Trump stands up for us, so we should stand up for him," read the post.

Instead, it's being reported that the film's premiere is on track to become the largest September debut and to make the biggest bank ever for a horror or supernatural film on opening weekend. It's expected to make $117 for this past weekend.

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