“My Son Hunter,” a parody film about the scandals involving Hunter Biden during his father, Joe Biden’s, presidential candidacy in 2020, drew so many viewers that the film’s website crashed and was temporarily halted. When Breitbart released the film, the online demand immediately outstripped the website’s capacity. “A surge of user activity temporarily halted access MySonHunter.com this morning as thousands simultaneously tried to access the film Wednesday morning,” Breitbart said, according to CNS News, a non-mainstream outlet who reported on the situation independently.
“We’ve never seen anything like it,” Elizabeth Moore, the Vice President of Communications, said. Breitbart’s first venture into movie distribution is “My Son Hunter,” a film produced by Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer and directed by Robert Davi, who gained notoriety with movies Die Hard and Licensed to Kill.
“This is not a true story, except for all the facts,” says the satire’s opening line, which makes fun of Hunter Biden’s issues ranging from his infamous laptop and other controversial things. Hunter and his father gloat in the film about their certainty that the media will spin and conceal the story to preserve Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign from being harmed by Hunter’s “shenanigans.”
According to surveys, the disclosure of the questionable acts detailed in Hunter Biden’s laptop would have drastically impacted the outcomes of the 2020 presidential election, as Breitbart noted in its post. “A poll conducted after the election found that 17 percent of Biden voters would not have voted for him if they had known about the “Laptop from Hell.” Even now, two years later, 63 percent of likely voters still believe the laptop story is important, according to a recent poll.”
When the Hunter Biden laptop went for repair in 2019 but failed to return to pick it up, the scandal around Hunter’s laptop started. The owner of the repair shop allegedly told the FBI about the existence of the laptop and some incriminating emails on it, and as a result, they were able to obtain the device.
The New York Post released a piece detailing these allegations, Hunter Biden’s alleged ownership, and some supposedly compromising information on the laptop that belonged to Joe Biden three weeks before the 2020 presidential election in the United States.
Some of the controversial emails’ authenticity was confirmed in 2022. Many media sites revealed Hunter’s files, which contained graphic personal information. Although the world was already aware of Hunter’s substance use, the files also contained explicit content. Hunter’s lucrative overseas work, particularly with a Ukrainian gas company and Chinese corporate interests, received even more attention and jeopardized Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.