AceShowbiz - While almost everyone at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles gave a standing ovation to the cast and crew of "Parasite", there's always going to be some naysayers. Conservative host Jon Miller is one of those haters, ripping the South Korean movie's director Bong Joon Ho after he won Best Original Screenplay at the 92nd annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 9.
"A man named Bong Joon Ho wins #Oscar for best original screenplay over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917," he tweeted. Criticizing the filmmaker for not speaking in full English during his speech, Miller continued, "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."
Moments later when the movie nabbed the coveted Best Picture, Miller added in another tweet, " 'These people' are obviously not Koreans but those in Hollywood awarding a foreign film that stokes flames of class warfare over 2 films I thought were more deserving simply to show how woke they are.That should be clear from the rest of what I tweeted about tonight's production."
He also posted, "LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL," in response to the movie's Best Picture win.
As Oscars and "Parasite" have become trending topics on Twitter, it didn't take long for other users to catch the wind of his insulting comments. Firing back at the TV host for his racist remarks, John Legend wrote, "Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun."
Writer Yashar Ali, meanwhile, sarcastically asked Miller when Bong Joon Ho nabbed the Best Director award at the same ceremony, "You ok???? You gonna survive this?"
Another Twitter user blasted Miller, "Don't even pretend it was about 'class warefare'. You brought up his Korean name then brought up his speaking in Korean. Your tweet had nothing to do with stoking flames except those of racism."
"Xenophobia is a hell of a drug," wrote another. "Nah, you are. And we're tired of your whiny, racist bulls**t. F**k off," someone else replied to Miller's post. "Does being a racist a** come naturally to you or did you have to work at it?" read another comment.
"It's not an overreaction - overreactions are when you're right but you've over done your response. Jon's not right - he's racist," another remarked. Another person schooled Miller, "What is America to you? English-speaking white people? An America that would've enslaved you and I less than 200 years ago @MillerStream? No, what we saw tonight is America. An America that's grown. A melting pot of cultures and languages. Take your self hate elsewhere."
But Miller wasn't the only one against "Parasite" big win at the Oscars. One commented on the movie's big night, "I don't like Parasit winning Best Picture Award when there is a The Irishman, as a film critic. In my opinion Parasit is very bad film. I think They want to attract attention to coronavirus."
"They don't deserve it," someone else commented. A person, who is an apparent President Donald Trump supporter, added, "Calling BS."
"Parasite" won a total of four trophies at the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best International Feature.