David Cross Clarifies ‘Chipmunks’ Slam

Two days after David Cross’s casual “Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked” smackdown, he took to his Facebook page to apologize. The star appeared on “Conan” Monday night and explained that filming the third “Chipmunk” movie was “the most miserable experience I’ve ever had in my professional life.” Cross then made an anti-semitic jab at one of the film’s producers, describing her as “the personification of what people think about when they think negatively about Jews.” (Talk about a banger in the mouth!)Tail between his legs, Cross issued an apology to “Chipwrecked” producers Janice Karman and Ross Bagdasarian, Jr. — who, incidentally, is the son of the “Alvin and the Chipmunks” creator.”To any and all who are aware of my ‘Conan’ appearance in which I disparaged a particular producer on the movie ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks – Chipwrecked,’ I would like to clarify the following; the producer in question was NOT Janice Karmen, the wife of Ross Bagdasarian (the son of Dave Bagdasarian, the creator of Alvin and the Chipmunks) as some have speculated,” the actor wrote. He went on to explain that they’re “really, really nice,” which I’m sure the Bagdasarians appreciated, but in the process, he also misspelled their last name within his apology. CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post also misspelled the Bagdasarians last name — which Cross misspelled in his original Facebook post. Both this post and Cross’s own have been corrected to the proper spelling of the Bagdasarian name.[Facebook via THR]

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