Published: Sat, October 21, 2017
Culture | By Stewart Greene

Amber Tamblyn believes Charlyne Yi' regarding her husband's racist jokes

Amber Tamblyn believes Charlyne Yi' regarding her husband's racist jokes

Amber Tamblyn reached out to the woman who accused her husband, David Cross, of making racist comments and said she believes her.

Then on Thursday, a Twitter user retweeted the story about Cross and called out Tamblyn, to which she replied: "He said he was sorry, publicly, several times. Ching-chong-ching-chong." Yi explained that she understood, even then, that Cross was condescending to her during their initial meeting. Ching-chong-ching-chong.' Then after he saw I was offended he asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a Southern accent.

This is the point at which Tamblyn felt it necessary to speak out in defense of her friend.

After drawing fire on Twitter for responding to comedian Charlyne Yi's claims that Cross made racist remarks to her when she was just starting out in comedy, Tamblyn returned to social media to say she had spoken to Yi and believed what she said. In his tweet, the actor said, "I do not remember it like she remembers it", adding, "perhaps we are both misremembering *exactly* what happened that night". Upon receiving backlash, she announced Thursday that she personally spoke with Yi about the issue. Earlier this week, Yi recalled the time she met Cross: He made fun of her trousers and asked her if she spoke English, saying, "Ching-chong-ching-chong".

"I would never intentionally hurt someone like that", he tweeted. I do remember meeting her though. "Her feelings/safety are all that matter to me", Tamblyn wrote. "I spoke to Charlyne".

While many continued to berate Tamblyn for her husband's inexcusable language against Yi, Tamblyn reminded people that women should not be held accountable for the deplorable acts of their male partners. "I do not remember doing this when I met her".

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