President Trump blasts 'Parasite' and Brad Pitt

Brenda Watkins
February 21, 2020

President Donald Trump ridiculed the Oscars ceremony on Thursday, criticizing actor Brad Pitt and the Academy for awarding the movie Parasite the Best Picture Oscar.

"How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see?" "Did you see it?" Trump asked the crowd at a packed reelection campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

But, Trump's directing most of his frustration towards South Korea, ripping the Asian nation for giving the US problems with trade and wondering why "Parasite" became the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture. "What the hell was that all about?" We've got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. "On top of it, they give him best movie of the year? I don't know", Trump seemed to indicate he had not watched the film. Let's get Gone With the Wind. 'Sunset Boulevard.' So many great movies. The victor is from South Korea. "I thought it was best foreign film, no?"

Trump expressed surprise that the Oscars gave the Best Picture award to Parasite, a South Korean film.

To answer his question, no, it didn't; that's kind of the point.

The distributor of & # 39; Parasite & # 39; Trump responds wildly to criticizing his Oscar win: & # 39; Can't read & # 39

"Parasite", a dark social satire about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul, earlier this month became the first non-English-language film to take Hollywood's top prize.

Neon, the distributor of Parasite, tweeted out a reaction to Trump's criticism: "Understandable, he can't read".

President Trump has apparently pivoted to Oscars punditry. In 2019, Alfonso Cuaron's Mexico-set drama "Roma" (a Spanish language film) won several Oscars and was a favorite to win best picture before "Green Book" scored the upset victory.

Brad Pitt accepts the Actor in a Supporting Role award for "Once Upon a Hollywood" onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.

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