During Thursday’s campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Trump criticized the Oscar-winning Korean film Parasite and took aim at fellow award winner Brad Pitt during a speech that targeted recent events in pop culture.
“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” Trump asked his supporters.
He went on to say, “And the winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all that about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade.”
“On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year,” he said. “Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”
“Parasite” tells the story of how a family of four poor, unemployed people living in a slum basement apartment comically infiltrates a wealthy family residing at a luxurious mansion before things unravel violently and tragically.
Continued Trump, “I thought it was ‘best foreign film,’ no?” as a reference to how the category was previously referred before it became known as best international feature film.
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the subtitled film, responded minutes later in a tweet, saying, “Understandable, he can’t read.”
— NEON (@neonrated) February 21, 2020