Tamblyn has since reached out directly to Yi about the incident. I am NOT accusing Charlene [sic] of lying and I’m truly sorry if I hurt her, it was never my intention to do that.” He also noted that he commonly does an ironic “asshole redneck character,” and that he believes he must have been doing a “bit” when they met if this was indeed how he initially greeted his friend’s girlfriend.
On Monday, Yi — now 31 years old — tweeted that when she first met David Cross about ten years ago, the now 53-year-old comedian made fun of her “tattered pants.” And from there, it only got worse. 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. I’m about HER feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitter’s. https://t.co/a QU5d Gq Ku Y— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) October 20, 2017 In addition to Tamblyn’s response, Cross himself apologized to Yi both privately and publicly, tweeting, “I would never intentionally hurt someone like that. Hopefully, Yi feels like she received the apology she deserves, and that David Cross uses this as an important learning moment (aka, just because something offensive is done “ironically” doesn’t mean it’s not offensive or won’t make those without white privilege uncomforable).
She's going to have the unique experience of getting some enjoyable morality lessons from her mom by watching The newborn girl is Amber Tamblyn and David Cross's first child.
Tamblyn, 34, has been married to Cross, 53, since 2012.
“I would never intentionally hurt someone like that,” he explained. I am NOT accusing Charlene [sic] of lying and I’m truly sorry if I hurt her, it was never my intention to do that.” Cross also thought he was portraying a Southern “redneck character" in a joking matter.
“I have NEVER said ‘ching chong, ching chong’ unless I was doing some a-----e redneck racist character,” he added.
Well I mean, I assume it's fake, but with jokesters like Tamblyn and Cross you really never know.
The fake name gives a couple shoutouts to some of Tamblyn's feminist heroes, including Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and Beyoncé, and Tamblyn ends the message with the women empowerment hashtag #The Future Is Female.