Don’t Worry, Amber Tamblyn Has Schooled David Cross About Sexism And Racism

July 5, 2018 / Posted by:

Amber Tamblyn is joining Sean Penn and James Franco in the elite club of actor/novelists. She’s got a book out called Any Man, and on a recent episode of the NPR podcast It’s Been A Minute with Sam Sanders, she described it as being about “several male survivors who are all pretty violently attacked by a female serial rapist”. Sounds like a fun summer read! But her weird book isn’t the only thing she talked about. Amber also discussed the “difficult conversations” she’s had to have with her man-child husband David Cross about his forays into racism and sexism. Don’t worry you guys, she fixed him!

You may recall a while back David got into hot water when actress Charlyne Yi called him out on Twitter for having been racist to her when they met. At the time, David did a terrible job of apologizing and Amber asked for everybody to stop @ing her on Twitter because she didn’t think women should be held accountable for the the “actions, decisions or words of their partners”. Here’s Amber’s recent thoughts on what had happened.

Basically he was rightfully accused of doing something racist to the comedian, Charlyne Yi. You know I think the jokes that work for white guys and their white guy comedian friends don’t work, always, for women of color. … Believe me, his eyes are open to that now, if they weren’t before. And this is what it took to have that change.

Got it, so now David knows to only say racist shit to other white guys. Problem solved! Next!

Amber went on to talk about that Arrested Development interview where her hubby joined in on the gaslighting of national treasure Jessica Walters. Amber said:

And I think, same thing goes for the … talking over Jessica Walters incident that happened recently. The Arrested Development press tour. I think it was a similar experience where … it’s just a continual sense of getting them to open their eyes and getting them to see either how they’re helping or they’re not helping. … I helped him to see. That’s the best thing that you could do. And you know that was really difficult for our family. We got death threats. … And women were coming after me and telling me ‘Oh you can’t be the head of a movement and not speak to this.’ …

Amber’s big on letting you know about the death threats she gets. Here’s a tweet she posted, the same day this interview dropped, in response to a since deleted tweet in which she came for Maxine Waters for not doing enough to further the Democratic cause (Maxine didn’t endorse Amber’s preferred candidate).

Seems like lots of people “helped her see” that it wasn’t a good look. After getting called out in a Medium article titled “When “Allies” Fuck Up — It’s Time To #DoBetter”, she posted a less inflammatory response.

Sounds like the entire Cross/Tamblyn household might want to take a beat and get their eyes checked. We can’t have the blind leading the blind out here in #thesetryingtimes!


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