US President Donald Trump has ridiculed the historic best picture Oscar win for South Korean film Parasite, telling a campaign rally he wishes for the return of Hollywood classics like 1939’s Gone with the Wind.
Parasite is a dark social satire about the gap between rich and poor in modern Seoul.
Earlier this month it became the first non-English-language film to take Hollywood’s top prize.
Parasite also won three other Oscars — best director and original screenplay for Bong Joon-ho, and best international feature film.
“How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” asked Mr Trump at the rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Imitating an Academy Awards presenter, he said: “And the winner is … a movie from South Korea.
“What the hell was that all about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. And after all that, they give them best movie of the year?
“Can we get Gone with the Wind back, please?” he said to thousands of supporters, referring to the film about the Civil War-era South that won the best-picture Oscar 80 years ago.
Neon, the US distributor for the subtitled film, shot back on Twitter: “Understandable. He can’t read.”
Mr Trump also dismissed actor Brad Pitt, who won an Oscar for best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Pitt said in accepting the award that he got more time to speak, 45 seconds, than former national security adviser John Bolton received at Mr Trump’s Senate impeachment trial.
“I was never a big fan of his. He’s a little wise guy,” Mr Trump said of Pitt.
Mr Trump also gave a harsh review to Wednesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, particularly the performance of former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“I was going to send him a note saying, ‘It’s not easy doing what I do, is it?’ It’s not easy, Mike. It’s not easy for any of them,” he said of the contenders for the Democratic nomination to face him in November’s election.