Trump disses ‘Parasite’ during campaign rally
"And the winner is...A movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?"
People love Parasite.
Here’s a list of 100 easter eggs to spot in Bong Joon Ho’s masterpiece if you’re one of them.
The South Korean black comedy bagged four Academy Awards this year, including Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature Film and Best Director.
However, US President Donald Trump doesn’t seem to be a fan.
On Thursday, Feb. 20, Trump slammed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for lavishing Parasite with awards.
Trump goes off on the Oscars for giving Best Picture to Parasite because it's a South Korean movie pic.twitter.com/GUGKdExTbw
— Claudia Koerner (@ClaudiaKoerner) February 21, 2020
“‘And the winner is…A movie from South Korea!’ What the hell was that all about?” he said, mocking the awards presentation at his re-election campaign rally in Colorado Springs.
“We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know.”
Instead, he wants films like 1939’s Gone with the Wind back, a film described as ‘undeniably racist’ by a US critic.
Parasite‘s U.S. distributor NEON clapped back at Trump’s jab in a tweet.
— NEON (@neonrated) February 21, 2020
During the same rally, Trump also called Brad Pitt a “little wiseguy”, alluding to his Oscars’ acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actor in the film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
In his speech, Brad had criticised the Republican party for blocking John Boton’s witness testimony during Trump’s impeachment trial.
“I was never a fan of his,” said Trump.
Top Photo screenshot from Twitter and Parasite’s Facebook page