TV host Jon Miller slammed for claiming 'Parasite' director speaking in Korean at Oscars is 'destroying America'
Conservative TV host Jon Miller took to Twitter to vent out his anger after Bong Joon-ho's speech
After the movie 'Parasite' made history after becoming the first non-English speaking film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, not everyone was happy about it.
One particular conservative television host - BlazeTV's Jon Miller - who took to Twitter to vent out his frustration over the fact that Korean director and screenwriter Bong Joon-ho did not deliver a speech in English. His speech was translated for the audience with the help of a translator.
“A man named Bong Joon Ho wins #Oscar for best original screenplay over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917,” wrote Miller. “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.”
Miller's tweet went viral for all the wrong reasons as people flocked to the comments section to slam his racist post.
"Keep crying. Did you actually watch the film dude?" wrote one, while another commented, "Xenophobia is a hell of a drug."
Yet a third wrote, "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." A fourth simply said: "You need to travel around the world a little, get out of the bubble." A fifth pointed out that by the logic cited by Miller, even the speech given by British sound mixing experts Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson for winning Oscars for '1917' should have offended the conservative host. "Uh oh. 1917 just won for Sound Mixing and the winner (sic) are speaking with a BRITISH ACCENT!!! @MillerStream is about to get really pissed, right?" the user remarked.
Bong's speech, in which he paid tribute to Hollywood greats such as Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino, was lauded by most of the viewers.
"Thank you so much. When I was young and studying cinema, there was a saying that I carved deep into my heart, which is that 'The most personal is the most creative,'" he said. "That quote is from our great Martin Scorsese. When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese's films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor. I never thought I would win. When people in the US were not familiar with my films, Quentin [Tarantino] always put my films on his list. He's here, thank you so much. Quentin, I love you."
He added, "And Todd [Phillips] and Sam [Mendes], great directors that I admire. If the Academy allows, I would like to get a Texas chainsaw, split the award into five and share it with all of you. Thank you. I will drink until next morning, thank you."