Comedienne Charlyne Yi recently got involved in promoting anti-poverty relief organization Oxfam. She was approached by TMZ to film her efforts for the non-profit and reluctantly agreed, because she wanted to spread the word to a wider audience.
Here’s what TMZ cut together and aired on TV:
I love celebrity tabloid journalism as much as the next person–okay, okay, more than the next person–because it’s fun to see celebrities called on their bullshit, but Charlyne isn’t a celebrity in that way–I mean, have you seen her YouTube channel?–and poverty isn’t some celebrity trend like a food cleanse or vajazzling.
Also: “Did Pinkberry run out of green tea flavor”? Really? It’s not enough to mock poor, starving people, you gotta add on a hack racist zinger, too?
Filed under: Celebrity Journalism, Charlyne Yi, Charlyne Yi vs. TMZ, Comediennes, Having No Shame, Mocking Poor People, Oxfam, Poverty, Racist Jokes, Tabloid Journalism, TMZ, TMZ Makes Fun of Poor Starving People
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