’90 Day Fiance’: Annie Reveals She and David Have Received Threats Coronavirus Pandemic
The couples of 90 Day Fiance are used to getting criticism from fans. They basically sign up for it when they go on the show. And it doesn’t stop once their season is over, especially if the couples agree to go on spinoff shows. David and Annie Toborowsky are no strangers to receiving hurtful comments from strangers on the internet. But since the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic started, the two have been experiencing a new kind of hate, most of it directed at Annie.
David and Annie’s relationship
David and Annie first appeared on season 5 of 90 Day Fiance. They met at a karaoke bar when David was living in Thailand. They initially had a number of issues, the biggest of which being David’s financial troubles. But they have gotten through all of those things and now are just happy being together.
“I was not in a good place in 2013 and Annie obviously is just the best thing in my life, the best decision, and together we feel like we can take on the world,” David told Entertainment Tonight. “And we’re traveling and cooking for people, doing a lot. We’re in a lot better shape. It’s not like we’re wealthy in any stretch of the imagination, but we’re doing a lot of different things for revenue, whether it’s working in catering, whether it’s doing parties, I’m still teaching online and working for a company that has overseas interests, so we’ve been doing so many things.”
The creators of 90 Day Fiance decided to do a spinoff show, 90 Day Fiance: Self-Quarantined to show how the couples are doing during the crisis. During their segment on a recent episode, the couple shared some troubling news.
“One of the things, going out with Annie when we leave the condo, is because we have had threatening messages and very anti-Asian messages, I do worry for her,” David said. “We live in a world right now where people are looking to express their anger toward others because they’re not happy with what’s going on. Who is happy? Nobody wanted to be in this situation. It is how we react to it that will define us as people.”
“Sometimes, going out with you right now, I don’t feel safe,” David told her.
“That’s why I like Asian markets, because all the Asian people here, nobody looks down on each other,” Annie responded.
David later elaborated on the issues in an interview with HollywoodLife.
“One of the most difficult things is because Annie’s obviously Asian, there has been a lot of hate toward Asians, Asian Americans, and Asian people,” he told the outlet. “Not just here but all over. Annie got a very nasty direct message and somebody posted on my post on social media with a very racist hateful message.”
But not all of their interactions have been negative. In fact, sometimes fans get so excited to see them that David and Annie are now trying to go out separately in order to discourage people from coming up to them in public.
“We are always together,” he said. “Sometimes I will go to the store and pick up something at the regular market, and Annie doesn’t go with me because when we are together people do recognize us a lot. They forget the social distancing and want to come up to us and take a picture and hug us. We have taken some pictures with people, but it will be a selfie from far away because we love the fans of the show.”