Actress Alleges Comedian David Cross Mocked Her With ‘Ching-Chong-Ching-Chong’
Charlyne Yi, a comedian and actress known for her parts on “Steven Universe” and “We Bare Bears”, has recently taken to Twitter to share an experience wherein fellow comedian David Cross was racist towards her.
In just four short tweets, Yi described meeting Cross, who made fun of her attire and ethnicity. Years later, he introduced himself again to her, seemingly unaware that she was the woman he had mocked before. She recalled the experience and voiced her thoughts on the matter.
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”.
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”.
I will say this: -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).