President Trump Trashes Korean Oscar-Winner 'Parasite'

Lawrence Kim
February 21, 2020

He's a little wiseguy, ' the Donald said of Brad Pitt and the actor is probably having a good, healthy laugh hearing the nickname and realizing he's managed to get under the controversial president's skin.

That represented a 22% jump in Parasite's domestic haul, one of the best Best Picture box office bumps of the last five years.

Parasite filmmaker Bong Joon Ho, right, reacts as Jane Fonda presents him with the best-picture Oscar at the Academy Awards on February 9.

U.S. President Donald Trump spent Thursday night at a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chose to take the opportunity to weigh in on this year's Academy Awards. "So many great movies". "Understandable, he can't read", it tweeted, adding the hashtags for "Parasite", best picture and Bong2020.

Mr Trump himself has appeared in many Hollywood movies, including Home Alone 2, The Little Rascals and Two Weeks Notice, none of which were nominated for Best Picture. "Of course Trump hates it".

Everything about this proves exactly why Parasite's win wasn't just historic, it was important.

'Parasite' upset means progress.

"How bad were the Academy Awards?!" he asked Thursday, to applause from supporters at the Broadmoor World Arena in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Korean netizens are reacting to Donald Trump's mocking criticism of 'Parasite'.

Trump also took a swipe at actor Brad Pitt, 56, who won an award for his role in "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". Which is often. While Brad never mentioned Trump by name in his Oscars speech, he did reference former White House national security adviser John Bolton not being allowed to testify as a witness at Trump's impeachment trial.

In return, Trump derided Pitt on Thursday, calling the actor "a little wiseguy". He also took time to praise the films that he personally sees worthy, including Southern epic romance Gone with the Wind (read: racist movie about the Civil War) and barbed takedown of Hollywood hypocrisy, Sunset Boulevard.

Gone with the Wind, from 1939, has been criticised for its regressive views on slavery, African-Americans, the Ku Klux Klan and marital rape. Can we get Gone With the Wind back, please?

Another detractor called Trump's complaints "totally on brand".

The president's apparent fondness for "Gone With the Wind" led to speculation about other movies he might enjoy, with some suggesting that "The Birth of a Nation" would make the list.

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