It has been one of the great surprises of the series season, Bronca arrived on Netflix on April 6, dazzling critics and viewers who They have made it one of the most viewed products on the platform. However, its great success can be overshadowed by the past statements of one of its protagonists.
As has already been demonstrated on numerous occasions, the internet does not forget and after the premiere of the Netflix series hSome statements by actor David Choe have resurfaced (Isaac Cho in the series), in which the interpreter boasts of being a “successful rapist”. Everything happens in one of the chapters of his DVDASA podcast published in 2014, in which Choe recounts an episode of sexual assault.
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According to his account, while receiving a massage from a professional masseuse, Choe took his hand and “put it on his penis”, orA moment that he found very “exciting” because of the possibility of going to jail. When the rest of the guests are surprised by the story, Choe claims to be a “successful rapist” for not having suffered any consequences after this act.
This isn’t the first time Choe has had to deal with a resurgence of this clip that has been haunting him throughout his entire career, already in 2014 he had to apologize for this moment that he assures is “an extension of his art”, since it is an invented story. In 2017 he also had to apologize, but it seems that it is not enough.
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“Have you sought professional help”
Faced with all this controversy generated by David Choe’s statements, the protagonists and the director of Bronca, Steven Yeun, Ali Wong and Lee Sung Jin have published a joint statement. “The story Choe invented nine years ago is undeniably damaging and disturbing. We do not condone this story in any way and understand why it has upset people.”
“We are aware that David has apologized in the past and we have witnessed how You have placed yourself in the hands of professionals to help you with your mental health problems, that in the last decade have led him to improve as a person and learn from his mistakes”, explain the protagonists and the creator of Bronca on Netflix.