by Michael dEstries
Categories: Causes, Internet
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Charlyne Yi, (Knocked Up and Paper Heart) has hit back at gossip site TMZ.com after a video surfaces that showed her charity work for Oxfam International in a less than flattering way.

According to Yi, Oxfam asked her to participate in a publicity stunt that TMZ would film, with Yi canvassing for Oxfam on the street. It was supposed to be great publicity — and a way for Yi’s message to reach millions of TMZ’s readers. Unfortunately, the resulting video didn’t turn out as well as expected.

“I am disappointed in the humans working for TMZ, and with myself for not going with my instincts and now — I’ve associated myself with TMZ who have truly proved themselves to be immature and pathetic — making fun of something earnest and editing out the truth — to make an attempt to help people look dumb,” Yi wote on her blog.

The 24-year-old posted a video breaking down TMZ’s version of events — and what really went down. Check it out below:

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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