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Parasite Director Bong Joon Ho Says, 'BTS Contributed To Korean Genre Popularity', Read

Parasite director Bong Joon Ho is a fan of BTS, he also believes that BTS' is much more influential all over the world. Here is what he said about the band.


Parasite directed by Bong Joon Ho won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture in Foreign Language at the Golden Globes 2020. He mentioned the global sensations BTS, also known as Bangtan Sonyeondan, in his interviews. Boog Joon Ho’s Parasite won amongst the best category which included Lulu Wang's The Farewell, Pedro Almodovar's Pain and Glory from Spain, Ladj Ly's Les Misérables from France and more such acclaimed directorial work. 

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During the red carpet event of Golden Globes, he made sure that he is recognised as a fan of BTS in one of the interviews. He said in the interview that even though he made it to Golden Globe 2020, he still thinks that BTS has much more following and influence than him. He expressed that Korean artists have a lot of dynamism and emotions towards their craft and believe in themselves. He believes that BTS is one of them. Bong Joon Ho also mentioned BTS in his interview show with Jimmy Fallon at The Tonight Show. He said to Jimmy that he especially enjoyed the episode with BTS in it while answering some of Jimmy’s questions.

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In his emotional speech at the Golden Globes 2020, he talked about overcoming language as a barrier in watching any language films through a translator to deliver the acceptance speech. Bong Joon Ho said that a wide range of films is more available now than ever before due to subtitles. He also mentioned how he was honoured to be nominated amongst international filmmakers.

Here is an image of Bong Joon Ho at the Golden Globes 2020 receiving his award:


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