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“The Destruction Of America”—Right Wing Host Roasted For Bashing “Parasite” Oscar Win

Conservatives are having a hard time accepting that a capitalist-critical Korean film swept the Oscars for being completely amazing, with some turning to outright racism to attack Parasite and the people responsible for its record-breaking success.

One host from Glenn Beck’s conservative network BlazeTV, Jon Miller, seemed to refer to the Korean team as “these people” and called them “the destruction of America” because the director gave most of his speech in his native language.

The director’s name is actually Bong Joon-Ho, and if you could be bothered to read subtitles, you know that he gave the classiest acceptance speech of the event.

Parasite has been held up as an example of what can happen when the film industry moves away from being so white and Western-centered and opens up to movies made all over the world. It was the first non-English language film to win Best Picture in the entire history of the Oscars. It also won the Best Original Screenplay, Best International Film, and Best Director awards, leading Joon-Ho to apologize to the Oscar engravers for taking up so much of their time.

“I think we destroyed the barrier too much!” he joked. “I think it’s great in life when things happen so fast and that’s what’s happening tonight.”

It’s clearly too much for Jon Miller.

The BlazeTV host tried to claim that “these people” was referring to “those in Hollywood awarding a foreign film that stokes flames of class warfare,” but no one’s buying it. Hollywood figures and anti-racist activists alike have been calling him out for his transparent xenophobia.

If Miller had actually watched Parasite, he might have a better idea of what is destroying America. As Joon-Ho said in one interview: “Essentially we all live in the same country called capitalism.”