David Cross Doesn’t Remember Saying Racist Stuff To Charlyne Yi

October 18, 2017 / Posted by:

October is turning into the month of honesty (sorry Halloween, take a lap) and the most recent moment of honesty came from actress Charlyne Yi. On Monday, Charlyne told a story on Twitter about the first time she met comedian David Cross. It wasn’t a great meeting, and Charlyne alleges that David made her feel shitty with some racist comments. David responded by saying that he’s sorry, but he doesn’t remember that happening.

Charlyne’s meeting with David Cross happened when she was 20 (she’s now 31) and he was about 42 (he’s now 53). David led off with a crack about her poor people pants. Oooh, excuse you David Cross, we don’t all have Chimpmunks money. Then it got ugly. Charlyne is of Filipino and Korean decent (as well as other backgrounds), and she says all he saw was “Asian,” and made a couple of Mr. Yunioshi-like jokes.

David Cross responded to Charlyne’s tweets yesterday with a little explanation of what he thinks happened ten years ago. David is sorry and claims he sincerely doesn’t remember meeting her. And while he doesn’t accuse Charlyne of lying, he wonders if they’re both remembering the meeting wrong.

Rashomon is Japanese. Charlyne isn’t Japanese. So at the very least, David might want to brush up on what Asian thing belongs to what Asian culture. Although I can see that being an awful lot of work for someone who could only manage to spell Charlyne’s name right once in his apology.

Pic: Wenn.com

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