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'What was that all about?':Trump mocks Oscars winner Parasite - video

Responding to the president's criticism, Parasite distributor Neon tweeted:


US President Donald Trump has lashed out at the Oscars for awarding Best Picture to Parasite, a dark South Korean comedy about class struggle and wealth inequality.

The Korean-language film by Book Joon-Ho has been screened across the world. Parasite was named Best Picture, becoming the first non-English-language film to get the top honor.

Trump started talking about the Academy Awards during a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Thursday. 

“What the hell was that all about?” Trump said. “We’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.”

He asked "can we get Gone With the Wind back please?" - a reference to the 1939 film set during the US Civil War, which at the time set a record for Oscar wins but has been criticised for its racist stereotypes and nostalgia for slavery.

Responding to the president's criticism, Parasite distributor Neon tweeted: "Understandable, he can't read."


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