Chrissy Teigen joined others who didn’t hold back after conservative pundit Jon Miller criticized “Parasite” director Bong Joon-Ho for delivering a multilingual acceptance speech at the Academy Awards.
South Korean film director Bong Joon-ho accepts the award for Best Original Screenplay for “Parasite” during the 92nd Oscars on Sunday. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP via Getty Images)
Teigen called Miller a “dumb (expletive) tool” after he took to Twitter Sunday night to criticize the South Korean filmmaker for only saying in English, “Great honor” and “thank you” when he accepted his award for best original screenplay. The director then gave the rest of his speech in Korean, while a translator beside him translated his words into English.
“These people are the destruction of America,’ Miller tweeted.
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 (@MillerStream) February 10, 2020
Miller, a host on Blaze TV’s “White House Brief,” appeared to be especially put out at Hollywood for supporting “Parasite,” the first foreign language film to win best picture in the Academy’s 92-year history. “Parasite” moreover won awards for best director and best international feature. Miller’s tweet came after “Parasite” won the screenplay award over English-language films, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” and “1917.”
In her expletive-laced tweet, Teigen said Miller’s family must be “embarrassed.”
“At gatherings they’re literally like ‘how’s Jon doing that little dumb (expletive) tool’ and everyone goes ‘yeah we don’t care he’s a dumb (expletive),’” the model and TV personality also said.
Teigen’s husband, singer John Legend, also tweeted to Miller, “Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun?”
Miller became a top trending topic on Twitter for his attack on the director, garnering 53,000 comments. Many joined Teigen in calling him ignorant or xenophobic.
“No, white racists are the destruction of America,” tweeted one user. “I don’t see any Koreans parading down our city streets Nazi -style, holding assault weapons, and threatening ethnic & racial groups.”
“As an American, it is this type of comment that destroys us, not that someone spoke in Korean after being honored,” tweeted attorney Mark Zeid. “You should be ashamed of yourself.”
Facing backlash, Miller tried to circle back to claim that his reference to “these people” was “obviously” not directed at “Koreans” but at “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.”
Miller added, “That should be clear from the rest of what I tweeted about tonight’s production.”
“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 …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment