The Netflix series ‘Beef’ has received mixed reactions from viewers, including a recent controversy involving David Choe, one of the show’s creators. In a 2014 podcast, Choe joked about being a rapist, which has understandably upset many people.
However, some viewers believe that the controversy should not detract from the quality of the show. Despite Choe’s inappropriate remarks, ‘Beef’ is still a well-made and entertaining series with strong performances from Steven Yeun and Ali Wong.
It’s important to acknowledge the harmful impact of rape jokes and hold individuals accountable for their actions. At the same time, it’s possible to appreciate the efforts and talents of the other people involved in creating ‘Beef.’
It’s up to each individual to decide whether or not they are able to separate the show from Choe’s behavior. If you find Choe’s comments too upsetting to overlook, it’s understandable to choose not to support ‘Beef.’ But for others, the controversy may not change their enjoyment of the show.
Ultimately, it’s disappointing that such a talented group of creators and actors had to be associated with such an offensive remark. But it’s worth remembering that even when one individual’s behavior falls short, others can still shine through with their own talents and achievements.