Conservative TV Host Criticizes Oscars For Awarding 'A Man Named Bong Joon Ho' Best Original Screenplay: 'These People Are The Destruction Of America'

Conservative TV Host Criticizes Oscars For Awarding Bong Joon Ho
Bong Joon-ho attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020, in Beverly Hills, California. Conservative TV host Jon Miller criticized the Academy for awarding Bong with the Best Original Screenplay Oscar. Toni Anne Barson/WireImage

Conservative tv host Jon Miller created a stir on Sunday night when he used Twitter to blast Hollywood for its support of South Korean film Parasite — which won four awards during the Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Screenplay and Best Director.

"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," Miller wrote on Sunday.

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

The tweet sparked immediate outrage from hundreds of people on social media who felt Miller's comment was racist. Along with taking issue with Miller's use of "these people," many people online blasted Miller for being offended by Bong's decision to speak in Korean while thanking his peers and supporters from home. During his acceptance speech, Bong used a translator to convey his words to the audience inside the theatre and watching on television.

"Bong Joon Ho graciously accepted his well-deserved award, doing his best to thank people in a second language," one person wrote on Twitter, adding, "Meanwhile Jon Miller chose to waste everyone's time insulting him and spewing hate, stoking much more damaging fires than Bong Joon Ho's exceptional film."

Bong Joon Ho graciously accepted his well-deserved award, doing his best to thank people in a second language.

Meanwhile, Jon Miller chose to waste everyone’s time insulting him and spewing hate, stoking much more damaging fires than Bong Joon Ho’s exceptional film. pic.twitter.com/amilXTFza0

— Shannon Tindle (@ShannonTindle_1) February 10, 2020

Following the wave of backlash, Miller, who appears on Blaze TV's White House Brief news program, tried to clarify that his earlier tweet was not in reference to Koreans but rather the people of Hollywood who ignore social tropes for the sake of appearing "woke."

"'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 be clear from the rest of what I tweeted about tonight's production," Miller posted to Twitter.

See a few reactions to Miller's tweet below.

Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun

— John Legend (@johnlegend) February 10, 2020

why'd you act like him speaking korean was a problem then and not mention the class warfare thing at all

— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) February 10, 2020

This guy says something undoubtably racist, insinuating that injection of color/diversity into anything is the death of it

Then tries to save face, people defend him; then he just turns around and continues with more bigotry

Jon Miller, your views are the destruction of America pic.twitter.com/g2ODPStpXe

— Nigel's Vibes: super bitchin' (@nigelitchon) February 10, 2020

Happy to have Bong Joon-ho here to accept #Oscar and give a speech in his native language. Xenophobic people like Jon Miller are the destruction of America. https://t.co/Z5Vdl8Q1Ba

— Kyle Noël (@KyleNoel15) February 10, 2020

Jon Miller gets paid to be a human shield for his racist publication. How much money are they paying him to degrade himself like this https://t.co/rIw6cc6e7y

— amy (@C0INCELPR0) February 10, 2020

A man named Jon Miller is mad at not understanding yet another language and rants about it on twitter again.

His tweet was just blatantly ignorant.

Then he proceeds to send it and expect people to agree with him.

These people are the destruction of the world. https://t.co/IvPR5m8BiN

— annie (@aaaannieways) February 10, 2020

Parasite made Hollywood history on Sunday as the first South Korean film to ever win the Oscar for Best International Film and the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture, though 10 other movies with non-English dialogue have been nominated, including Roma in 2018. Bong also made history as the first Asian nominee to win Best Original Screenplay, as well as Best Director.