'Parasite' Film Studio Claps Back at Trump After He Railed Against the Film's Best Picture Oscar Win
President Donald Trump held yet another campaign rally in Colorado, where he railed against one of the favorite targets for Republican lawmakers: Hollywood elites and the films they make.
Trump went on a bizarre rant lamenting this year's winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture: Parasite.
The class warfare film made Oscar history earlier this month when it became the first non-English language film to win the night's top award.
Trump lamented during his speech that a film from South Korea won.
Donald Trump hating on Parasite winning Best Picture because it’s from South Korea. America, your president is a ra… https://t.co/tF309EFwJM— Ari Solomon (@Ari Solomon)1582247018.0
The President said:
"The winner is a movie from South Korea. What the hell was that all about? We've got enough problems with South Korea, with trade, and after all that, they give them best movie of the year?"
He then wished instead for to have Gone with the Wind back.
It wasn't long before Neon Studios, the studio behind Parasite, clapped back on Twitter.
Understandable, he can't read. #Parasite #BestPicture #Bong2020 https://t.co/lNqGJkUrDP— NEON (@NEON)1582247192.0
Parasite, a Korean language film, uses subtitles for its English-speaking audience, prompting the studio to respond to Trump's barb with:
"Understandable, he can't read."
Trump famously doesn't like to read, and some even jokingly hypothesize that he's illiterate.
The internet appreciated the burn.
I’d like to report a murder https://t.co/5GPVoSAERP— Josh Newby (@Josh Newby)1582293742.0
Subtitles? He may be incapable of following a plot. Everything about this guy comes with a step backwards. #Parasite https://t.co/sgIX0nHwFh— George Vijay (@George Vijay)1582296870.0
1. Trump isn’t even trying to hide the fact that’s he’s a racist prick. 2. Gone With the Wind depicts slaves as ple… https://t.co/R2krHhwfb9— Hayden Osborne (@Hayden Osborne)1582251703.0
😂 The academy award for best burn goes to @neonrated https://t.co/75NaVA8mjW— CMLaBree (@CMLaBree)1582295096.0
Seeing this from the studio behind #Parasite makes my having joined twitter a couple of years ago completely worthw… https://t.co/k53ZH7oWmc— FelixBonadio (@FelixBonadio)1582296181.0
I hope whoever tweeted this got a cake and a raise https://t.co/CVYv6MIuYU— Kaila Sarah Hier (@Kaila Sarah Hier)1582281729.0
This has to be the best come back ever, also probably very true! Well done @neonrated #ParasiteBestPicture… https://t.co/z7iBkBcp3o— Mrs Huntley #Humanity (@Mrs Huntley #Humanity)1582289568.0
In addition to winning Best Picture, Parasite's director—Bong Joon Ho—took home the trophy for best director.