Amber Tamblyn Believes 'Racist' Claims Against Husband

Charlyne Yi says David Cross made racist comments to her 10 years ago
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 22, 2017 1:40 PM CDT
Amber Tamblyn Believes 'Racist' Claims Against David Cross
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Actress Amber Tamblyn says she believes the accusations of racism made against her husband, David Cross, by fellow actress Charlyne Yi. Last week Yi tweeted that Cross mocked her when they met 10 year ago by saying, "You don't speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong." He then asked her in a fake southern accent if she was going to "fight with him karate." Cross eventually apologized to Yi on social media, saying "I would never intentionally hurt someone like that" and that he was "truly sorry." At first, Tambyln defended her husband, People reports, telling one critic who had called him "gross" on Twitter, "He said he was sorry, publicly, several times. Please don't @ me in conversations dragging my husband. Thanks."

Later that day, however, Tamblyn tweeted that she had spoken with Yi and that she believed the accusations, CNN reports. "I spoke to @charlyne_yi and her feelings/safety are all that matter to me," she wrote. We're good." Two hours later she clarified even further: "I'll say it again. I spoke to Charlyne. I believe her. I'm about HER feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitter's." Tamblyn went on to say that women should not be held "accountable for the actions, decisions or words of their partners." (More Amber Tamblyn stories.)

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