President Trump cast national cultural sentiments at his rally in Colorado Thursday evening, ignoring the scenario of attacking the Academy Awards to give Oscar the best movie for a South Korean movie, “Parasites.”
“How bad is this Oscars this year?” President He saidHe raised his hands as the crowd chanted on his rally in Colorado Springs. “Have you seen? The winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell is that all about?”
“Parasite”, the famous thriller Bong Joon Ho about classroom tensions that break out at the home of a wealthy family, this month became the first non-English film to win an Academy Award for Best Picture in the 92-year history of the competition. .
The film also won Best Director, Original Screenplay, and International Feature, and marks a moment of pride for many Asian Americans and a turning point in the academy’s long history of embracing stories told by white filmmakers.
Mr. Trump, however, was clearly not impressed.
“We have faced enough problems with South Korea, with trade,” he said. “Moreover, they give them the best movie of the year? Was it good? I don’t know.”
Mr. Trump expressed his longing for Hollywood movies from a bygone era.
Let’s go “went with the wind.” Can we get, like “gone with the wind,” please? He said, praising the 1939 romantic posters in the South about the Civil War, which won a set of Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
He also mentioned “Sunset Boulevard”, the Billy Wilder 1950 film that won best picture but never won. (He won in other categories.)
“A lot of great movies,” said Mr. Trump. The winner from South Korea. I thought it was the best foreign movie, right? Best foreign movie. No, has this happened before? “
Hollywood and Academy Awards have long been a favorite target of Republicans who criticize the film industry as a bastion of liberalism. This year’s award ceremony featured speeches from celebrities who attacked Mr. Trump
In his career, Mr. Trump singled out special criticism, Brad Pitt, who referred to Mr. Trump’s trial in the Senate when he agreed this year’s award for Best Supporting Actor for “Once Upon a … in Hollywood”.
“They told me that I only found 45 seconds here, 45 seconds more than Senator John Bolton this week,” Mr. Pete said in his speech.
Mr. Trump, firing again at his meeting, said he was “never a fan” of Mr. Pete and added that the actor “got up and said a little frankly”.
Mr. Trump said: “It is a little wise.”
Mr. Trump’s attack on “parasites” triggered a response from the National Democratic Committee.
The parasites wrote on Twitter: “Parasites are a foreign film that revolves around the extent to which extremists are unaware of working-class conflicts, and it requires two hours to read the translations.” “Of course Trump hates that.”
Neon, the independent distributor of the movie “Parasite”, also responded to Mr. Trump’s offer with an acidic reference to English movie subtitles.
“Understood,” the company wrote on Twitter. “He couldn’t read.”