'Parasite' director wins Oscar, US presenter says 'these people are the destruction of America'

He later clarified that he wasn't referring to Koreans.

Tanya Ong| February 10, 03:44 PM

Parasite won four Oscars today (Feb. 10).

The movie won Best Picture, Best Foreign Language Film, and Best Original Screenplay awards.

Director Bong Joon-Ho also won for Best Director.

Bong gave most of his speeches in Korean, with the exception of the occasional English sentences or phrases.

And while many were happy to witness this historic moment, one news presenter in the U.S. didn't seem too pleased.

"Destruction of America"

Jon Miller, who is CRTV’s White House correspondent and host of the "White House Brief" pointed out in a tweet earlier today that Bong had given his acceptance speech in Korean.

He then added, "these people are the destruction of America."

The Tweet has since gone viral with over 3,000 retweets at the time of writing.

Subsequently, he clarified that "these people" were not referring to Koreans, but rather, Hollywood (i.e. the relevant members of the committee who cast their votes) for choosing Parasite as the winner.

He said that the foreign film "stokes flames of class warfare", and was, in his opinion, less deserving than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917.

He also retweeted another tweet echoing his clarification that he was clearly referring to Hollywood.

In case you can't see it:

A lack of subtitles also set him off earlier on during the Oscars.

Some not convinced by this explanation

Despire Miller's clarification, some people weren't having any of it.

There was also one particular tweet, (perhaps aptly) written in Korean:

Top photo via Academy Awards FB