Trump blasts best-picture Oscar for South Korean film Parasite

Carla Harmon
February 21, 2020

"(Pitt) got up and said little wiseguy statements", the president said.

At his rally Thursday night in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trump went after the Academy Awards, especially the academy's awards for Parasite. According to CNN, Trump was speaking at a rally in Colorado and he made fun of the critically acclaimed film.

"How bad were the Academy Awards this year?" he asked, prompting jeers from the crowd.

"Can we get like "Gone with the Wind" back, please", said Trump. "What the hell was that all about?" "Parasite" made history when it became the first foreign-language film to win best picture at the Oscars, also taking home original screenplay, director for Bong Joon Ho and best global film. It was one of four Oscars in the historic night, which included best global film and best director for Bong Joon-ho. He continued to elaborate on the matter and said the country is dealing with a lot of issues when it comes to South Korea, especially with trade and giving the award to the film did not serve any goal.


Weirdly, his other choice was Sunset Boulevard.

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.

Trump also took aim at Brad Pitt, who won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar.

Parasite took Oscars for best movie, best director, best original screenplay and best global feature film.


"I was never a big fan of his".

The President's remarks about One Upon a Time in Hollywood star Pitt come after the actor mentioned the impeachment trial in his Oscars acceptance speech.

The movie studio behind the film, NEON, responded to Trump with a tweet of its own. The film, set on a plantation in Georgia, garnered eight Academy Awards in 1940, including best picture. "I'm thinking maybe (director) Quentin (Tarantino) does a movie about it".

Since its release, "Gone with the Wind" has been criticized for its depiction of enslaved Africans Americans as simple, scatterbrained and happy in slavery.


He called Brad Pitt "a little wise guy".

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