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David Choe says the assault story isn’t true. If so, he is still partaking in ‘misogynoir’

Okay, there’s some beef with one of the supporting actors from Netflix and A24’s collab drama “Beef,” a.k.a. David Choe. It’s pretty triggering and in a whole different low, so, trigger warning.

While “Beef” is hailed as one of the best shows on Netflix and for featuring a predominantly Asian American cast headed by Steven Yeun and Ali Wong, the production team seems to be uncomfortably silent after the controversy with David Choe’s 2014 sexual assault story is brought back to light.

To keep things short, David Choe is currently under fire (for the same thing, again) for a sexual assault story that he had shared in his podcast back in 2014. In the podcast, he detailed his account of a massage, which he later on pushed to what it is known now to the public.


Choe said that he was getting a massage from a biracial Black woman named Rose, and that during the session, he became sexually aroused and started touching himself in front of her. Despite showing reluctance and already physically distancing herself from Choe, he continued.

In his podcast taping he says, “I just start jerking off. So then her hands gets off my leg and she just stops … I go ‘Look I’m sorry I can’t help myself — can you just pretend like I’m not doing this and you continue with the massage?’ And she’s like ‘All right’ and she does … I’m like ‘Can I touch your butt?’ and I reach out and touch her butt and she pulls away.”

Choe also said that he knew that his behavior was nonconsensual, and recounted how he was forcing her to perform oral sex on him. After hearing his story, his co-host adult film actress Asa Akira, obviously looked horrified and said, “You’re basically telling us that you’re a rapist right now, and the only way to get your dick hard is rape.”

Choe said, “Yeah.”

Partly from his appearance in the Netflix and A24 comedy drama “Beef,” David Choe began taking down the videos of his podcast through copyright strikes. This action leads fans of the show to question his past and how he was cast in the show.

Although claiming that this story was false (in the past and is still maintaining it now), it’s no mistake that it’s too detailed to be regarded as “false.” Also, his story has an undeniable racist factor and can even be considered as “misogynoir.”

To define it, “misogynoir” is a term coined by a Black feminist writer named Moya Bailey in 2010 and refers to misogyny directed towards black women where race and gender both play a role. This, as said by experts, is the kind of “unique” prejudice and discrimination experienced by Black women on the daily.

The Internet says the same and absolutely condemns David Choe for this so-called fabricated story, as well as the production behind “Beef” for keeping silent.

Believe it or not, “misogynoir” has been quite evident in our pop culture. Here are some instances that could probably ring a bell.

  • The trial of Megan Thee Stallion’s shooting last December 2022, and her recalling a comment that said she “deserved to get shot”
  • Danielle Deadwyler’s Oscars award snub for her role in “Till”
  • Chris Brown’s violence
  • Some hip-hop artists and their lyrics being borderline misogynoir in nature (Drake and 21 Savage)

While that isn’t everything yet, David Choe’s (disgusting) case is one proof that “misogynoir” behavior is definitely rampant in society. So what if he said it isn’t true? He still “fabricated” his story by using a Black woman as his subject, and obviously, that’s quite uncomfortable and unsettling to hear.

Seriously, why do men.


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