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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Shut Down Racist Tweet about Bong Joon-Ho's Oscar Wins

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By Megan Prevost

Chrissy Teigen retains her crown as queen of the internet with her most recent clap back. The Oscars were on this past weekend, which means Twitter has been filled to the brim with controversy.

Angry tweeters comment about how Joker should have one Best Picture and many many other things. The Oscars always provide people with something to be mad about.

However, if there's one common thread, it's racists. A lot of people are upset about Bong-Joon Ho's Oscar wins, but why is that?

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Bong Joon-Ho's Wins

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Bong Joon-Ho, one of the cutest and nicest people in Entertainment right now (literally, he took pictures of his cast on his phone) won a few awards at the Oscars on Sunday.

First and foremost, his film Parasite took home Best Picture, and he won Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay. Parsite also won Best Foreign Language Film.

It's safe to say that they got their fair share of wins. They didn't sweep the categories, loosing both Best Production Design and Best Film Editing, but they came close.

The Racist Tweet

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BlazeTV host Jon Miller tweeted this out after the Academy Awards on Sunday:

"A man named Bong Joon Ho wins #Oscar for best original screenplay over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917. Acceptance speech was: ‘GREAT HONOR. THANK YOU.’ Then he proceeds to give the rest of his speech in Korean. These people are the destruction of America."

Jon Miller apparently thinks that Korean creators are America's destruction. Quickly after his tweet he tried to back track, saying "these people" meant Hollywood, but no one believed him.

The Teigen-Legend Clap Back

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Chrissy Teigen, of course, was quick to tweet back on the matter. She said,

"What a dumb fcking tool you are, your family is embarrassed. At gatherings they’re literally like ‘how’s Jon doing that little dumb fck tool’ and everyone goes ‘yeah we don’t care he’s a fcking dumb sit’ – come say hi if you’re out tonight… going as hard as your dick got watching joker."

She definitely didn't hold back and we love her for it. Meanwhile, John Legend tweeted,

"Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun".

Racism Vs. Oscar Winner

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It's the harsh reality of the world we live in. Racism is very much still alive and well even if many try to ignore it.

Parasite is a phenomenal movie only cemented by its four Oscar wins this past weekend. Bong Joon-Ho is a talented director and a seemingly nice person.

Keep your racism (we're looking at you, Academy) out of the Oscars and stop complaining when white men lose. Also, the Academy needs to take notes here too. Nominate more non-white men and women. Parasite is only one great example of everything they're capable of.

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