Actor David Choe Faces Backlash Online for Comments about Graffiti Art and Artists

David Choe, a well-known actor and graffiti artist, is facing backlash on social media after making controversial comments about the graffiti art community during a recent podcast appearance.

Choe, who gained fame as the host of the popular show “Thumbs Up!” and has worked on several Hollywood projects, was a guest on the podcast “TigerBelly” where he made comments that were seen by many as disrespectful to graffiti artists.

During the podcast, Choe discussed his past experiences with graffiti and expressed his distaste for the culture surrounding the art form, stating that he doesn’t “respect graffiti as an art form.” He also referred to graffiti artists as “junkies” and “crackheads,” which caused many in the graffiti art community to take offense.

The backlash against Choe quickly grew on social media, with many people expressing their disappointment and anger at his comments. Many noted that graffiti has been an important form of expression for marginalized communities and that it should be respected as an art form.

Several well-known graffiti artists also spoke out against Choe’s comments, including RETNA and RISK, who posted a joint statement on Instagram criticizing Choe for his “ignorant and disrespectful” comments.

Choe has since apologized for his remarks, stating in a public statement that he was “ignorant and insensitive” and that he had a lot to learn about the art form and the community surrounding it.

The controversy surrounding Choe’s comments highlights the ongoing debate about the legitimacy of graffiti as an art form and the need for greater respect and understanding of the culture surrounding it.

Raven Asher

Hey there, I'm Raven Asher, a writer and blogger currently studying at McMaster University. My passion lies in arts and culture, and I love exploring and sharing my thoughts on different aspects of this field through my writing. I've been fortunate enough to have my articles featured on several blogs and news websites, which has allowed me to connect with readers from all over the world. Apart from writing, I'm also an avid traveler, and I love experiencing different cultures and learning new things. Join me on my journey as I explore the world and share my insights on everything art and culture!

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