A still from Oscar Best Picture winner ‘Parasite’ (left) and Donald Trump. TNS
That US President Donald Trump has a motormouth is no secret.
He has yet again found himself in the midst of a controversy, this time involving Oscar Best Picture winner Parasite.
The American head of state made some disparaging comments on the Bong Joon-ho-directed South Korean film, implying that it did not deserve to win the top award.
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At a campaign rally in Colorado, the US president slammed the Oscars for giving the best picture award to Parasite, and also took aim at Hollywood actor Brad Pitt.
"By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year?" Trump asked the crowd at the rally which took place on Thursday last week.
"And the winner is... a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all about?
"We've got enough problems with South Korea on trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don't know. Let's get Gone with the Wind back please. Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies," he added.
However, never the one to have the last word, Trump's comments were met with a witty response by Parasite’s US distributor, Neon.
"Understandable, he can't read," it said on Twitter, accompanying a clip of the President's rant.
Trump also criticised the Oscars for awarding Pitt for Best Supporting Actor.
"And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his," he said.
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