There are no shortage of stories coming out about how women are mistreated in Hollywood, and sadly they keep coming in. Up next, comedian, artist, writer and actor Charlyne Yi has detailed a particularly uncomfortable encounter she had with comedian David Cross.
In a series of tweets, Yi recalled the first time she met Cross 10 years ago and explained that he made some horribly racist Asian "jokes" at her expense.
For those that came to Cross' defence, she added, "I can tell the difference between this man making a joke vs condescending me."
Cross has not yet responded to the comments, but you can read Yi's tweets about the matter below.
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). Dumbfounded I stared at him speechless and he said to me "what's a matter? You don't speak English?? Ching-chong-ching-chong".— Charlyne Yi (@charlyne_yi) October 16, 2017
Then after he saw I was offended he asked me if I was going to fight with him karate in a southern accent. Then a few years later he was re-introduced to me after my comedy show with his girlfriend at the time & he said "Hi nice to meet you".— Charlyne Yi (@charlyne_yi) October 16, 2017
I will say this:— Charlyne Yi (@charlyne_yi) October 16, 2017
-I can tell the difference between this man making a joke vs condescending me.
-This happened 10 years ago and I sure as hell hope he's changed (or at the very least, he's scared enough to not be his racist self).
HOWEVER it is very uncool that a 40+ man was being racist towards me, being a young 20 year old woman who was clearly on the verge of tears from his first racist comment.— Charlyne Yi (@charlyne_yi) October 16, 2017