Donald Trump mocks Parasite’s historic Oscar wins: ‘What the hell was that all about?’

United States President Donald J. Trump Departs the White House for Los Angeles, California 

Bong Hive ASSEMBLE! While this year’s Oscars were a ratings flop, they were a rare Oscars ceremony where the legitimate best film swept all the big categories. That film was Parasite, the masterpiece written and directed by Bong Joon Ho, one of the most brilliant auteurs in film at the moment. Regular people went to see Parasite before the Oscars, and many more people watched it post-Oscars, after Parasite swept Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Film. Bong Joon Ho always trusted that English-speaking audiences could handle a Korean-language film with subtitles and most of us can. You know who can’t? The illiterate racist dumbass Donald Trump. Trump decided to mock Parasite (and Brad Pitt) during his Nazi rally last night. Here’s the video:

Smallhands said to various white supremacists in the crowd:

“How bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see? ‘And 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, on top of it they give them the best movie of the year? I’m looking for like, let’s get ‘Gone with the Wind’ — can we get like ‘Gone with the Wind’ back, please? ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ so many great movies… I thought it was best foreign film, best foreign movie — no, it was the best. Did this ever happen before?”

“And then you have Brad Pitt… I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise-guy statement. Little wise guy, he’s a little wise guy.”

[Via CNN]

I’m actually surprised Smallhands didn’t say “I was looking for ‘Birth of a Nation’ remember that one?” But I guess Gone with the Wind was the racist-dog whistle placeholder, a film about the South during and after the Civil War, a film where the depictions of black people were as slaves, Mamies, etc. Anyway, Parasite was a brilliant film and I hope more people see it. Trump was appealing to his racist, nativist, jingoist, white supremacist base, a group of people who demonize and mock Korean people for… being Korean and making movies, I guess.

Neon, the producer and distributor of Parasite, had a savage tweet:

United States President Donald J. Trump Departs the White House for Los Angeles, California 

Bong Joon-ho at the 92nd Academy Awards - Press Room held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, USA on February 9, 2020.

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  1. Lightpurple says:

    The idea that the award is for films made in the past year seems lost on the idiot who wants to award it to something produced 80 years ago.

    And he wishes he was Brad Pitt.

    • Esmom says:

      Yes and yes. JFC. Does he ever talk about policy at his rallies or are they just rambling grievance-fests? I will never get over the fact that so many people think this is acceptable behavior for the POTUS.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        “Does he ever talk about policy at his rallies or are they just rambling grievance-fests?”

        no, and yes.

        PS – “rambling grievance fests” is a PERFECT description.

      • Suzy S says:

        They aren’t there to hear policy talk and facts. They are there to have their racism, xenophobia, bigotry and ignorance empowered.

      • Juls says:

        Yeah, he sure is ragey for a person who has everything and everything keeps going his way. Like a child that continues the tantrum even after they get their way. But, I guess the same can be said about his supporters. They are getting everything they want out of this lunatic, yet they still seem to be so dang angry all the time. Its disturbing.

    • Christin says:

      His Sunset Boulevard reference is interesting. I guess a story about a demented aging narcissist appeals to him.

      Maybe there could be a remake, with him as the Norma Desmond character.

    • tiredTreaded says:

      He was advised to appeal to deplorables. There. I admitted it & said it. His rallys = baskets of deplorables. De. Plor. A. Bles. The soda drinkers of the world who f up universal health care because they dont take care of themselves & go to docs for issues they give themselves. The future zombie oxycotin abusers who need social programs yet support trump who dumps them in the end.

  2. Darla says:

    The Neon tweet was great. I picture Pitt laughing his ass off at this.

    But most importantly; can all this be real?

    I’ve become convinced we are in a simulation.

    • pottymouth pup says:

      sadly, we seem to be stuck in the worst timeline. I’m starting to think that the horrible ending to the TV series adapted from The Man in The High Castle may have been a documentary to explain how our timeline was screwed up

    • weinua says:

      could it be that…it’s just an illusion. Could it be that…in all its confusion…could it be that…its just an illusion. Ahhhhhhhh!!!! {but it’s more like wah!!!!!!!}

  3. SM says:

    Will anyone tell him also that a Polynesian Jew got an Oscar for a movie mocking nazi and dictators? Someone should tell him just to annoy him further.

  4. Loretta says:

    I love Neon tweet!! Amazing shade!

  5. Mara says:

    Parasite is at the top of the news cycle which is where Trump wants to be. He’s jealous, attention seeking and knows that a hated politician gets more votes than an ignored one.

    • Esmom says:

      This is it. He’s such a needy piece of garbage, always has been. But now that he’s been propelled into office he knows he has to keep stoking the fires of ignorance and hate to keep himself in power. I’m really starting to despise his supporters (including his kids) much more than him. Without them, he’d still be a real estate sleazebucket/game show host.

  6. Jessica says:

    He’s a racist, a xenophobe and an all-around insecure dumbfuck.

  7. Mel says:

    Charlotte Clymer said it best on Twitter but I will paraphrase because I’m too lazy to look for the exact quotes!
    There are two tweets. In one she said that using Gone With the Wind is the biggest dog whistling dog whistler that ever dog whistled. Something to that effect.
    Then she followed up by saying that there is NO WAY Trump has ever seen GWTW as it’s super long and the dialogues are not exactly basic spoken English.
    I agree with both those statements.

  8. 10KTurtle says:

    One of the doctors I work with said the same thing yesterday, must have been a piece on Fox News about it.

  9. Darkladi says:

    Dear Dark Lord,

    We are convinced of your power. Please take your Orange Pig-Demon back to your Satanic realm.

    America

  10. Jerusha says:

    When the movie is made about this reign of terror I want Joe Pesci to play trump. I know, I know, Michael McKean is a closer lookalike, but a Joe Pesci Mob character is exactly how trump acts and what he wants to be. I don’t care about the height difference because trump is a little, little man. I want it scripted by Tarantino so it can have a OUATIH dream ending and I want Bong Joon Ho to direct it with subtitles. It will go on to sweep every award at TIFF, Cannes, BAFTA, Globes, and Oscars. Probably even the Grammys, Tonys, and VMAs will award it.

  11. line says:

    Gone with the Wind is not a masterpiece of cinema it is a very problematic film. Firstly because it is a propaganda film which touted a “pretty world”, that is to say the United States Confederate. Then the film contains a lot of explicitly offensive racial material:

    - The characterization of Mammy by Hattie McDaniel), but also his laundering of slavery

     - The suggestion that the real “Old South” was a place of merry “darkies” who took advantage of the gentle temperaments of their owners

     - popularized a myth that proved as difficult to kill as a capsule weevil. As Scarlett’s beloved father said at the start of the film, ignoring the Yankees’ objections: “We will keep our slaves, with or without their approval.”

     And despite an interesting critical tension sometimes embodied by Rhett Butler, and despite a relative lack of blatant and hysterical racism from the earlier feeling “The Birth of a Nation”, most of the film’s treatment of slavery and history of the civil war is essentially a softened version of the illusory worldview of pro-slavery writers and most of the Confederate leaders.

  12. Sean says:

    Does anyone else follow @tomjchicago on Twitter? He does a great job of documenting and discussing Trump’s continued mental deterioration from dementia. Our country is being run by his enablers at this point.

    • Christin says:

      I read his feed, plus Duty to Warn.

      I lived through Ronnie’s reign of increasing senility (especially second term), and the parallels are interesting.

    • FilmTurtle says:

      So is @CaslerNoel. A comedian and guy who worked in live TV for years, including directly with 45 and family, and has first-hand knowledge of them behind the scenes. It’s kind of hair-raising, actually.

      • sue denim says:

        hair raising is actually a good term for this insane orange comb over presidency…

      • H says:

        I follow Tom. What does Noel say about the Trumps?

      • FilmTurtle says:

        @H: He worked in live TV events, including “Celebrity Apprentice” for years. He was the handler for the various Trumps. Witnessed first-hand Bigly’s drug use. Take an hour, pour a stiff drink and read his feed.

    • Tate says:

      I follow both tomjchicago and CaslerNoel. It is terrifying where we are at as a country right now.

    • PennyR says:

      I have been saying this for years. And I think he is also Bipolar. My ex husband is and BOTH have the same look in their eyes. Thanks for pointing me to Tom.

    • E.B. Mann says:

      Long live the kakocracy!

  13. FilmTurtle says:

    Important to note that “ratings flop” is relative; they still pulled in nearly 24 million people, which is more than almost everything else on TV in the past year except for the Super Bowl.

  14. MellyMel says:

    He’s trash. Parasite is amazing. That Neon tweet is gold. Period. #BongHive

  15. Sarah says:

    This is y’all’s President. Fix it, America.

    • Jackie O'Glasses says:

      We’re trying to “fix it”, geez, what a weird, condescending thing to say.

      • Sarah says:

        Not as weird or condescending as what your president is trying to do to the rest of the world – which is not responsible for his election.

      • Mac says:

        @Sarah – It’s nice that you get to live in a utopia where good and righteous people always get elected, but the rest of us live in a world of corruption and rising autocracy,

      • Sarah says:

        @Mac . You’re right, while the country I live in is far from perfect, I do not live in a world of corruption and rising autocracy. But my relatives do live in a flat-out autocratic country, and it has a lot to do with some – many – of y’all’s current and past leaders, whether you like it or not.
        I wish I had the privilege to not give a sh*t about the xenophobic idiot hundreds of millions of Americans decided was best fit to represent them but I can’t. Because for people in my family, the question of who seats in the White House is a matter of life or death.

    • MellyMel says:

      Acting like we all voted for him…we ARE trying to fix it. Sit down.

      • Sarah says:

        I know you did not all vote for him. I also know you’re not all working to get him out. How about that? I will not sit down until your fellow Americans show that Trump is just an accident, and not the inevitable consequences of centuries of imperialism, racism and white supremacy. It might take a while…

      • Bettyrose says:

        You’re not wrong Sarah. The U.S. has centuries of history cultivating an uneducated white underclass that dutifully serves their rich overlords in upholding racist policies. And Trump is the inevitable result of that. But not too many western powers right now who can rightfully feel superior about their own efforts to combat racism and xenophobia.

      • Sarah says:

        @Bettyrose. I live in France so sadly I know a thing of two about Western powers refusing to acknoledge any wrongdoing when it comes to racism and xenophobia. For instance, after yesterday’s islamophobic attack in Germany, a French politician named Rachida Dati basically blamed the attack not on the increasingly disturbing and violent anti-Muslim rethoric in European countries, but on Angela Merkel letting too many refugees in!

      • Mac says:

        @Sarah If you think you don’t live in a country where autocracy is on the rise, you are in denial.

      • bettyrose says:

        Mac:
        That’s exactly what Sarah is saying. The Western world is being ravaged by xenophobia. Let’s all fight it together.

    • Mrs.Krabapple says:

      I don’t blame the rest of the world for saying this. IT’S TRUE. This is our president, and “we the people” elected him. This is on US. Trump is a disgrace, and America owes the rest of the world an apology.

    • clomo says:

      Where do you live? I’m looking for somewhere pleasant to move.

    • E.B. Mann says:

      He’s not our President—he’s Putin’s!

  16. Say what says:

    Trump is dysfunction in a box. But. Agree about Pitt and I doubt he is laughing about it being he worked so hard for public sympathy!

    • Mittens says:

      I’m glad Brad Pitt called out Trump, and I’m glad it bothered Trump enough for him to mention it at his rally. I doubt Brad cares that Trump called him out, he doesn’t strike me as someone who would be upset about it (and it’s great for his public image).

  17. KellyRyan says:

    Understandable. He can’t read, and I’ll add can’t think, Notice the paid audience behind him with mouths that don’t move. Sound was added post speech. This audience paid $50.00 for appearance, bet’s on they signed NDA’s. :) Trump made the attempt as a civil servant and was told, no go.

    • GloryS says:

      Well he certainly can’t think and talk at the same time

    • Digital Unicorn says:

      His inability to read has been well known for years as is his drug use. Apparently he snorts adderall before talking in public as reading from autocue’s makes him really nervous because he can’t read.

    • Melody calder says:

      I’m local, people lined up days in advance, camping out in snow storm weather to get in. 8k seat arena, over 20k showed up. The rest were in the parking lot watching on jumbo tron.

      • Leah says:

        If they are able to spend days waiting in a line to see that snake oil salesman that means that they don’t have jobs. Don’t tell me that they are all rich and retired, I’ve seen how some of them dress and a lot of them are badly in need of dental work. They aren’t wealthy so who are they living off?

        Unemployed yet they complain about immigrants taking their jobs. Right.

      • weinua says:

        We like both your comments, especially leah’s {please Google tv show Trackdown episode “End of the World” about the Walter Trump character}.

  18. GloryS says:

    He isn’t very dignified is he?

  19. Bettyrose says:

    Gone with the Wind is almost as bad as Birth of a Nation. It doesn’t feature blackface but the whole point of the book & movie is to honor the last properly ordered society that is “gone with the wind” and justify the creation of the ku klux klan as a last ditch attempt at maintaining that order.

  20. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    If only referencing Gone With the Wind opened more eyes. Maybe repeating little wise guy? Does Pitt have Appalachian fans?

    • clomo says:

      Ha! I love that fact Brad Pitt is one of the presidents enemies in his wee little mind.

      • Leah says:

        While the orange menace is raging, Brad is probably just kicking back, having a drink and smiling at the Oscar on his mantelpiece.

        Trump is probably just pissed that he can’t buy an Oscar (because, he can’t earn one being that he’s a no talent bum and Academy regs about resale). Anyone who has one up for sale must offer to sell it back to the Academy for a $1 first which makes the statue worth $1 regardless of who it belonged too.

  21. adastraperaspera says:

    I am so looking forward to the end of his nazi rallies forever. Register! Vote!

  22. Golly Gee says:

    Best picture yet. (top) That is all.

  23. Valerie says:

    I loved Neon’s tweet, lmao! F*ck that guy, come on. He’s getting more and more ridiculous by the day. Just when I think he can’t go any lower, he does.

  24. Brandy Alexander says:

    Because he can’t read was the first thing I thought of when I read the headline. So, I really like Neon’s tweet.

    Ugh, he’s been back & forth in my city for the last 3 days disrupting traffic and the flow of the city. And to make matters worse, he’s holding one of his hate rallies 2 blocks from where I work, making my commute even more hellacious today. I feel like the air I’m breathing is tainted with spray tan fumes just being within a half mile of him. And I don’t like Bloomberg either, but he has papered the route 45 has to take with Billboards making fun of him. I am petty enough to enjoy that.

    • H says:

      Mike really hates Trump. I find it vastly amusing.

      • jj says:

        Who doesn’t? I think there are people who love him because of just how he acts and a lot of people who don’t like his character but like his policies. I just want him to lose to whoever. I will vote for whoever is running against him. Also, he probably hasn’t been told that Obama got an Oscar too ; otherwise he would have mentioned it in the rally.

      • (TheOG) jan90067 says:

        There are photos out of Bloomberg playing golf with #TangerineTwitler. Doubt he hates him all that much, really.

  25. Keats says:

    When selecting a movie to watch I am always like “is anyone involved in the making of this movie from a country that has trade “problems” with the US? Yes? Ok time to watch an almost 100 year old movie about how slavery was good, actually.”

    • Bettyrose says:

      LMFAO! When you put it that way, can we get a list of all films using any form of technology invented or produced in Korea or China? Like, I don’t even want to see a character holding an iPhone. Or a Samsung. Nope. Throwing my tv away right now.

    • milosmom says:

      And it’s not an AMERICAN movie, because you know he thinks that an AMERICAN movie should win the best picture Oscar. How dare a foreign film win “our” award. And make people read while watching a movie.

  26. laura-j says:

    Why is he even talking about the Oscars?

    Takeaways

    1. Agree with Neon, clearly he can’t read
    2. He has always wanted to be Brad Pitt
    3. Sunset Boulevard did not win Best Picture.
    4. Can’t come up with any other classic films

    • milosmom says:

      Exactly my thought. Why IS he talking to his supporters at a campaign rally about the Oscars. Do you think that any of them even thought at any time during that rant WTF?

    • Jay says:

      I’m gonna guess Fox did a segment on it. I’m actually surprised he didn’t mention the Obama connection to the doc that won (American Factory, produced by the Obama’s production company). Maybe nobody wants to tell him, it obviously still stings that his reality show never won an Emmy.
      And I will bet two neon tubes of bronzer he’s never seen Sunset Boulevard, either.

    • phaedra7 says:

      Because he’s TOO hateful/hate-filled and doped up to be concerned about very important and pressing issues plaguing the USA.

      • weinua says:

        the creepy 45 has jumped on practically everyone and everything in existence: healthcare, FBI/CIA, immigration, POCs, women, LGBTQIA, football, basketball, climate change, media, sanctuary states, clean water, coal, NATO, past presidents, and now the OSCARS. There’s seems to be nothing/no one with the exception of putin/netayahu/GOPs that he seems to have a “problem” with.

  27. Texas says:

    What an ignorant pig.

  28. Jerusha says:

    If you need a palate cleanser from too much slimeball, here’s Nina Simone singing “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free.” Today is her birthday. https://twitter.com/dusttodigital/status/1230906154034900992?s=21

  29. Ana Maria says:

    I wish so badly to understand why he has so many supporters…is it because he is doing something right as a President, economy-wise? or what, what is it???

    • whatWHAT? says:

      he validates their bigotry.

    • Jerusha says:

      According to them he OWNS the Libs. That is their overriding motivation. He could pull down his pants and take a dump on their Sunday pot roast and that would the okay as long as he enrages their “enemy.”
      I looked at one thread on twitter and do you know that Dems “don’t recognize WWII” and hate vets? This from people who worship a draft dodging con man who Insulted a Gold Star family and frog marched a decorated vet out of the WH!

  30. Leah says:

    It was delicious watching him have a meltdown over something he can’t do anything about. Parasite is ten times the film that dated and racist GWTW is.

  31. Andrea says:

    Do we think he can’t read subtitles? I think he can’t. It is too much work for him.

  32. milosmom says:

    Such weird and random rallies/rants. There isn’t any substance to them. What are his followers taking away from these rallies? That there is seriously something physically/mentally wrong with him? And yet they still follow him and will vote for him.

    Doesn’t he have anyone in his life that he can rant to about these things in private? Could he just talk to himself? Has Hope Hicks returned to the White House yet? Maybe she will let him talk at her.

    At least Reagan stopped making appearances in public and kind of went into hiding when he started really declining from dementia. This one is right out in the open and in denial.

  33. Rachel says:

    Dislike Trump, but I agree with him on Parasite. The movie was mediocre, at best.

  34. Veronica says:

    Considering the film is a very blunt, ugly satire examining wealth disparity and class warfare, you couldn’t ask for a better example of how the rich use racism to reroute the anger of the lower classes toward one another.

  35. SJR says:

    Dear Donald Trump,
    The great majority of the US population is asking that same questions about your Administration.

    Sweet weeping Jaysus. Can anyone explain to me how the hell the sitting POTUS has so damn much free time on his hands, that he can spend his time commenting on movies? tweeting his idiot thoughts out?
    I am certain that he has WORK to do! Or, have the PTB decided he has ruined our rights enough, and it is better if he spends his time on this type of stuff?

    When Lord, when? Make Trumps reign be finished.

  36. Mle428 says:

    This explains why I overheard a woman in the salon complaining about this movie. I live in an area where Trumpers abound. Ugh. None of them can think for themselves.