Trump Angered by Parasite’s Win at the Oscars
U.S. President Donald Trump has publicly expressed his disapproval of the triumphant performance of South Korean film Parasite at the 92nd Academy Awards.
While speaking at a political rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trump criticized the Academy’s decision to award a foreign film four Oscar awards, including the nights top honor.
Trump alleged that the United States “had enough problems with South Korea with trade” without having to award the best movie of the year to a South Korean film.
Parasite Makes History
The parasite movie had a historic win at the Oscars, becoming the first non-English-speaking film to bag the coveted Best Picture award.
The film has received praise from critics and audiences alike for its dark yet humorous portrayal of greed, materialism, and envy through the story of an ambitious and conniving family.
The film also won Best International Film, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Director, making it the big winner of the night. The film Parasite was also successful at the box office, bringing in more than $200 million since its release in May 2019.
Trump’s criticism stemmed not only from the fact that Parasite is a South Korean film, but also that an American movie did not take home Best Picture. He admitted to never having watched the movie and even asked the crowd if it was any good.
Parasite was not the only part of the Oscars to be on the receiving end of Trump’s anger. The President also bashed Best Supporting Actor winner Brad Pitt, claiming that he was “never a big fan of his (Pitt).” Butthurt much, Mr. President?