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'Parasite' Studio Responds After Trump criticism, and They Aren't the Only Ones

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By Nicholas Vrchoticky

President Donald Trump made some remarks in regards to Parasite's recent Oscar win during a speech at a rally in Colorado. The remarks weren't exactly praising the production either, but it seems to be pretty easy to upset the guy.

Since his statements made news, the studio behind the South Korean film has rallied in defense of their production. Neon, the studio wasn't holding back, and they aren't alone. Twitter is coming to the film's defense as well, including some big names.

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Trump's comments on 'Parasite' and the Academy Awards

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During his rally on Thursday, February 20, Trump dropped some choice words to his supporters, saying:

"How bad were the Academy Awards? And the winner is... a movie from South Korea! What the (expletive) was that all that about? We got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don't know."

His comment seems to suggest that an American film should've won and that he probably didn't see the movie in the first place.

Neon has some choice words of their own

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Following Trump's remarks, Neon didn't waste much time before firing back, with their official Twitter account suggesting his problems may have stemmed from the subtitles, saying:

"Understandable, he can't read. #Parasite #BestPicture #Bong2020"

Another commenter followed up, saying:

"He thinks “Gone with The Wind” and “Sunset Boulevard” should be honored again. Because: America or something.

Who wants to tell him Vivian Leigh, Olivia de Havilland, Leslie Howard were foreign workers; Billy Wilder an immigrant?"

If you're a fan of "right vs. left" drama, the comments might be something worth checking out.

Bette Midler 'gets after it'

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There's no secret that Bette Midler and Donald Trump have been feuding on Twitter for a while now. So, when Midler came to Parasite's defense, it wasn't all that shocking, but her tweet is still worth reading.

Midler launched at Trump with a witty remark, tweeting:

"At his rally, #Trump complained about #Parasite winning the Oscar. I’m more upset that a parasite won the White House."

And, again, the following comments were full of more drama.

More wit followed as a user tweeted:

"I wish he was "Gone with the Wind"

Aaaaaaaaannnnnddddd... here comes the DNC

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We can't say for sure if the Democratic National Committee actually watched Parasite or not, and they aren't exactly known for their movie reviews, but we can say they took to twitter, as well, to defend the movie against Trump's attacks.

Pushing at Trump for disliking reading being unaware of working-class struggles, the DNC tweeted:

"Parasite is a foreign movie about how oblivious the ultra-rich are about the struggles of the working class, and it requires two hours of reading subtitles. Of course Trump hates it."

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