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Donald Trump attacks Parasite’s Oscars win, Bong Hive claps back

‘Understandable, he can’t read’

When he’s not bullying 16-year-old’s who threaten his authority, or mispronouncing ‘Louis Vuitton’, Donald Trump is turning his attention to the arts – and more specifically, Bong Joon-ho’s masterpiece Parasite.

At a rally yesterday (February 20), Big Baby Trump declared the Oscar-winning film about class struggle and wealth inequality in South Korea “bad”. “What the hell was that all about?” he said to a crowd of MAGA hat-wearing supporters. “We got enough problems with South Korea with trade. On top of that they give them the best movie of the year.”

“Can we get like Gone with the Wind back please?” he continued, referencing the Very White 1939 film set in the US Civil War, which despite setting the record for Oscar wins at the time, has been criticised for its racist stereotypes.

Responding to Trump’s comments, Parasite distributor Neon clapped back on Twitter: “Understandable, he can’t read.”

Back in January, Bong delivered a moving acceptance speech at the Golden Globes, where he won the award for best foreign-language film. “Once you overcome the one-inch tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” he said. 

Since then, it’s been revealed that the film will be adapted into an English-language limited series, starring Tilda Swinton.

Bong hive: 1 Trump: 0