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American TV host in hot water for ‘racist’ remark on ‘Parasite’s’ Bong Joon-ho

By: - Reporter
/ 11:37 AM February 11, 2020
Parasite Bong Joon-ho

Bong Joon-ho holds the Oscars for best original screenplay, best international feature film, best directing, and best picture for “Parasite” at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

MANILA, Philippines — A television host received massive backlash following his “racist” comment on the historic win of Korean film “Parasite” and its critically acclaimed director Bong Joon-ho.

Jon Miller, a reporter of American conservative network Blaze TV, took to Twitter to lament Bong’s acceptance speech after winning Best Screenplay at the 2020 Academy Awards.

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“A man named Bong Joon Ho wins #Oscar for best original screenplay over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917.  [The] 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 said Monday.

The TV host’s tweet caught the ire of netizens, with several personalities calling Miller out and backing the Korean filmmaker’s win.

Singer-songerwriter John Legend replied to Miller’s tweet, saying “Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun [?]”

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Legend’s wife model Chrissy Teigen also lashed out at the TV host over her Twitter account: “What a dumb f*cking tool you are, your family is embarrassed. At gatherings they’re literally like ‘how’s Jon doing that little dumb f*ck tool’ and everyone goes ‘yeah we don’t care he’s a f****** dumb sh**’ – come say hi if you’re out tonight.”

English television personality Piers Morgan quoted Miller’s tweet and called him out for being a “disgusting racist pr*ck.”

Miller, later on, backpedaled, explaining that his “these people” remark was pertaining to those in Hollywood and not the Koreans behind the movie.

Bong’s “Parasite” made a historic win at the Oscars for being the first foreign-language film to bag the Best Picture award.

The dark comedy film also won Best Screenplay, Best International Feature, with Bong hailed as the Best Director.

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