Donald Trump has taken a hit at the Oscars for awarding the current year’s best picture credit to Parasite because the film is South Korean.
“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The group reacted with boisterous boos.
“The winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about?” Trump asked. “We got enough problems with South Korea with trade and on top of it, they give them the best movie of the year.”
Parasite made Oscars history as the first film not in English to win the best picture. The capitalist satire likewise won awards for best director, best original screenplay and best international film.
“Was it good? I don’t know. I’m looking for, like – can we get like Gone With The Wind back, please?” Trump said, to loud cheers.
Gone With the Wind, which recounts to the tale of the daughter of a Georgia ranch proprietor during and after the Civil War, has for some time been criticized for its delineation of relationships between black slaves and their white masters. The novel from which the film is adapted depicted the Ku Klux Klan as a “tragic necessity” and made such free use of derogatory slurs for black individuals that the NAACP engaged with the production of the movie. The producers deleted the racial designations after the black actors in the film – Hattie McDaniel made history as the first black individual to win an Oscar for her role – complained.
At the point when Parasite won the Golden Globe for the best foreign-language movie, its director, Bong Joon-ho, stated: “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.
“I think we use only one language: the cinema,” he included.
Neon, the studio that produced Parasite, reacted to Trump’s dig on Twitter with its very own burrow: “Understandable, he can’t read.”