‘Parasite’ Distributor Responds to Trump’s Criticism of Oscar Win: “He can’t read”

President Donald Trump recently made an uncalled-for jab towards the big winner of this year’s Academy Awards. While at a Colorado rally on Thursday Trump called out South Korean film Parasite, saying that he wished an English-language film had won instead.

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“How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see?” he asked the Colorado crowd.

“And the winner is … a movie from South Korea,” he said, impersonating the announcer of the awards night. “What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea with trade, on top of it they give them the best movie of the year?

He then reveals he most likely has not even seen the film by saying: “Was it good? I don’t know.”

Neon, the U.S. distributor of the movie, was unable to stay quiet at what others deemed xenophobic criticism. They quote-tweeted a video of Trump’s speech with the caption: “Understandable, he can’t read.”

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