"Do not hold women accountable for the actions, decisions or words of their partners."

David Cross’s wife Amber Tamblyn has offered her support to Charlyne Yi who claimed Cross made racist remarks towards her.

The controversy began when Yi tweeted about her first encounter with the comedian a decade ago where he made insensitive racist jokes at her.

“I think about the first time I met David Cross ten years ago & he made fun of my pants (that were tattered because I was poor),” Yi tweeted. “Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me “what’s a matter? You don’t speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong”.”

Cross then responded on social media with a different recollection of the incident.

“I would never intentionally hurt someone like that,” he tweeted. “I do not remember doing this when I met her. I do remember meeting her though.”

“She was the then girlfriend of a good friend of mine and we were about to start working on a movie together. 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.”

“I have NEVER said ‘ching chong, ching chong’ unless I was doing some a**hole redneck racist character.”


Cross’s wife Amber Tamblyn (Inside Amy Schumer, Two And A Half Men) has now spoken up about the incident, defending Yi.

“I spoke to @charlyne_yi and her feelings/safety are all that matter to me. We’re good…,” Amber tweeted. 

She added that she believed Yi’s claims about her husband. I believe her. I’m about HER feelings/emotional health right now, not Twitter’s. That okay with you?”

Tamblyn’s final tweet asked readers to separate their opinions about women from their partners. “I will say this for the last time. Do not hold women accountable for the actions, decisions or words of their partners. Don’t. Do it.”