On Thursday, Bette Midler did not hold back in her response to Donald Trump’s attack on the film “Parasite” winning an Academy Award for best picture. Midler is a longtime Trump critic and has never been one to “bite her tongue.”
“Parasite” is a Korean film about greed and class discrimination threatening the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.
“By the way, how bad were the Academy Awards this year, did you see? And the winner is, a movie from South Korea,” Trump told his supporters at a Keep America Great Rally in Colorado. “What the hell was all that about? We got enough problems with South Korea, on trade, and on top of it, they give it the best movie of the year. Was it good?”
After hearing Trump’s comments Midler took to Twitter on Friday to tell Trump and her followers exactly how she felt about his remarks.
“At his rally, #Trump complained about #Parasite winning the Oscar. I’m more upset that a parasite won the White House,” Midler tweeted.
Midler was not the only one to speak out about Trump’s comments. Neon, the distributor of “Parasite” tweeted their own reaction to Trump’s statements. Neon simply tweeted: “Understandable, he can’t read,” referring to the Korean movie’s English subtitles.
Take a look at Trump’s comments and Neon’s response below:
— NEON (@neonrated) February 21, 2020