WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of â€œParasite,” his biggest complaint being that the movie was made in South Korea.
Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday. Parasite was named best picture, becoming the first non-English-language film to get the top honor.
â€œWhat the hell was that all about?” Trump said. â€œWe’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that, they give them best movie of the year. Was it good? I don’t know.”
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the subtitled film, shot back on Twitter: â€œUnderstandable. He can’t read.”
The audience booed when Trump mentioned the Academy Awards and then cheered when he said: â€œCan we get like â€˜â€™Gone with the Wind’ back please? â€˜Sunset Boulevard,’ so many great movies.”
â€œParasite” 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.