US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized the award of South Korean film Parasite (Parasite) to the Academy Award for Best Film of 2020, wondering how a foreign film could win this ancient prize.
In front of a rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Trump asked, "How bad was the Academy award this year?" "We have had enough problems with South Korea about trade. In addition, they give them the title of best movie of the year? ».
Parasite is in Oscar history after becoming the first non-English film to win the biggest annual award in Hollywood.
"Was (the movie) good?" Trump added. I don’t know. ”He apparently suggested he had not seen it.
The American distribution company, "Neon," responded to the president with a tweet on Twitter, saying that his opposition to the film attached to the translation tape was "understandable, because he does not read well."
Trump, who built his presidency on the national slogan "America First", said it was time to bring back classic movies from the golden Hollywood era.
Trump also criticized actor Brad Pitt, award-winning best actor in a minor role, and described him as a "smart little". Brad Pitt used his award acceptance letter to support the impeachment process that ended with his recent acquittal in the Senate in early February.