Amber Tamblyn Updates Stance on Charlyne Yi, David Cross Beef: ‘I Believe Her’

“Do not hold women accountable for the actions, decisions or words of their partners”

Amber Tamblyn has once again spoken out on the disagreement between her husband, comedian David Cross, and actress Charlyne Yi about racist comments Cross made when they first met.

“I spoke to @charlyne_yi and her feelings/safety are all that matter to me. We’re good,” the actress, and “Paint It Black” writer-director said on Twitter on Thursday. “I owe you nothing, Twitter. You’re lucky to have me.”

When another accused her of trying to protect her husband at the expense of a woman of color, Tamblyn wrote, “I’ll say it again. I spoke to Charlyne. I believe her. I’m about HER feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitter’s. That okay with you?”

Cross was accused by “Stephen Universe” star Yi in a tweet Sunday. The actress wrote, “I think about the first time I met David Cross 10 years ago & he made fun of my pants (that were tattered because I was poor). Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me ‘what’s a matter? You don’t speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong.'”

After first saying he “didn’t remember” saying those things, Cross later explained that upon being introduced to her he “must have done my asshole redneck racist character.”

“I am NOT accusing Charlyne of lying and I’m truly sorry if I hurt her,” he clarified.

Tamblyn had previously asked not to be included in conversations “dragging” her husband over something for which he had already apologized.

“I will say this for the last time. Do not hold women accountable for the actions, decisions or words of their partner,” she concluded in a tweet on Thursday. “Don’t. Do it.”


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