Miky Lee accepting Parasite’s Oscar for Best Picture
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Did you know that CJ Group, the Korean entertainment conglomerate that funded Parasite started off as a humble food company that produced sugar and flour?

Now you do!

That was back in the 1950s, Miky Lee, Parasite’s executive producer, told The Wall Street Journal. “We were just a food company. When my grandfather passed away and we became independent, my brother and I really wanted to expand the company.”

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And there you have it. Thank you, Ms. Lee, for giving us a reason to talk about Parasite on The Takeout.

Aimee Levitt is associate editor of The Takeout.

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