'Parasite' distributor claps back at Donald Trump

2020-02-21 14:11
U.S. President Donald Trump.

The US distributor of the Academy-Award winning movie Parasite has hit back at Donald Trump after his remarks about the film.

During a re-election campaign rally in Colorado Springs on Thursday, the President of the United States said: "How bad was the Academy Awards this year?" reports AFP.

"We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of it, they give them the best movie of the year?"

Neon, the company who is distributing the film in the States, responded on Twitter. They wrote: "Understandable, he can't read."


Parasite directed by Bong Joon-ho is the first foreign language film to win the prestigious Best Picture award.

The dark comedy which explores class divides also won the awards for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature.

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht (Sources: AFP, Twitter)

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