/‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho became a proud dad meme
‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho became a proud dad meme

‘Parasite’ director Bong Joon-ho became a proud dad meme

By Morgan Sung

Bong Joon-ho is the dad you’ve always wanted to make proud. 

His black comedy Parasite made history on Sunday night when it won the Screen Actors’ Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. It’s the first non-English film to win the award. Director Bong Joon-ho couldn’t be more proud — like a parent recording his kids’ first steps, he whipped out his phone and took pictures of his cast throughout the ceremony. 

The cast and director celebrated backstage with cheering. 

Bong, the legend who once called the Oscars “local,” was also spotted recording his cast signing autographs. It’s some extremely pure dad energy, and we love to see it. 

Can it get any more wholesome than this? Notice he’s not only filming horizontally, but he’s also using his middle finger to stabilize the phone. He assumed perfect posture for the best angles. He’s keeping his fingertips out of frame. Bong Joon-ho joins the ranks of Kris Jenner and Regina George’s mom as momager masters. 

Bong Joon-ho, one of the finest directors on Earth today, literally looking like a dad taking a photo of his kids and their friends before they go to prom. love to see it https://t.co/DTGOnHuqYQ

— Jake (@ATLsOwnJC) January 20, 2020

Bong Joon-ho, one of the finest directors on Earth today, literally looking like a dad taking a photo of his kids and their friends before they go to prom. love to see it https://t.co/DTGOnHuqYQ

— Jake (@ATLsOwnJC) January 20, 2020

The fact that Bong Joon-ho takes photos of his cast on his cell phone like a proud parent at a school recital is the most wholesome thing ever. pic.twitter.com/KgbFSyPoyj

— Sage Hyden / Just Write (@sagehyden) January 20, 2020

Pet owners can relate, too.

Parasite is also nominated for a number of Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Even if it’s a bit local for his tastes, I’m banking on Bong’s proud dad energy to come through again.