It should be no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump is a massive racist and has a long history of being one despite telling people he’s not. So when Parasite sweeped up the Oscars this year, you can only imagine his response to a South Korean film beating out all the other English-speaking films at arguably the biggest American awards event of the year. Just a heads up, it is as mindbogglingly stupid as you think it is.
Speaking of Parasite and the Oscars, the GOAT team talk about the Academy Awards’ massive blunder on the big night on ‘It’s Been A Big Day For…’ below:
Speaking at one of his rallies, Trump launched into one of his trademark incoherent rants at the Academy Awards for awarding Parasite Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best International Feature, and the biggest of all, Best Picture, saying:
“By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year — did you see And the winner is a movie from South Korea — what the hell was that all about?
“We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know.”
No one really expected Trump to have watched Parasite anyway since any thematic nuance would’ve been lost on him, nor was it any surprise that he went on to praise Gone With The Wind as an example of a “proper” Best Picture Oscar winner.
For those who are unaware, Gone With The Wind was 1940’s Best Picture winner and is a pretty racist film set on a slave plantation during the American Civil War. No wonder why Trump likes it so much.
Given how popular Parasite is, Trump’s comments about the film didn’t go down well (not that his comments about anything go down well during the best of times anyway), and people responded in kind by calling out the U.S. Cheeto-In-Chief as the uneducated racist he is.
But the best clapback came from none other than Parasite‘s U.S. distributor, Neon, which brutally roasted Trump by referencing his inability to read subtitles (or anything for that matter) in glorious fashion.
During the awards season, Parasite director Bong Joon-ho said “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films.” But it seems like his piece of wisdom was wildly lost on Trump since it’s clear he’ll never stop being a racist moron.
Maybe Trump will stop watching Gone With The Wind on repeat and get around to watching Parasite if it was dubbed in Russian. Don’t bother with subs though, he won’t/can’t read them, Russian or otherwise.
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