Parasite Distributor Hits Back at Donald Trump After Oscar Win Criticism: "Understandable, He Can t Read" - /FILM
|/FILM 21 Feb 2020 at 14:57|
Even four years into his term, Donald Trump cant stop obsessing over Hollywood, this time setting his sights on Oscar winnerParasite. At a Colorado rally this week, the president mocked the South Korean movies Best Picture win at this years Academy Awards, grousing over the lack of love forGone With the Wind, a four-hour epic that Trump, who has a famously short attention span, has definitely seen. ButParasites U.S. distributor Neon was quick to hit back at Trump, mocking another thing that Trump is famous for: his inability to read.
At a Colorado rally on Thursday, President Trump criticizedParasites historic Best Picture win at the Academy Awards this year, according to Variety .
How bad were the Academy Awards this year? he asked, to jeers from the crowd. Did you see it? The winner is a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about? We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year? Was it good? I dont know. Lets get Gone With the Wind. Can we get Gone With the Wind back, please?
Gone With the Wind won the Oscar for Best Picture 80 years ago, long before Trump who likely looked at the Wikipedia list of highest-grossingAmericanOscar winners to come up with that zinger was born. I also highly doubt that Trump has the attention span to sit through the 4-hourDavid O. Selznick epic, but anything I say to poke holes at the presidents speech cant compare to Neons Twitter burn of Trump.
Understandable, he cant read, the Twitter account for the U.S. distributor of Parasite posted. Its a perfect cherry on top to the ongoing discourse online over whether Americans should be forced to read subtitles to enjoy Bong Joon-hos darkly satirical masterpiece. (Spoilers: they should .)
Trump later continued in his tirade against Parasite,I thought it was best foreign film, right? Best foreign movie. Did this ever happen before?
He was right that this never happened before Parasites Best Picture win marks the first time a foreign-language film has won the Oscars highest honor. But Trumps whole speech is sadly in line with the presidents ongoing xenophobic messaging andanti-Asian sentiment. Trump has been criticized before for mocking the accents of South Korean leaders and his whole agenda has been based on anti-immigrant bias and xenophobia.