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« on: November 20, 2006, 02:37:37 PM »
Why'd you have to go and use the n word?

http://us.video.aol.com/video.index.adp?mode=1&pmmsid=1772645

Richards has angry outburst at club


Michael Richards stunned a comedy club audience, shouting racial epithets at people who heckled him during a stand-up routine.

The 57-year-old actor-comedian, best known for playing Jerry Seinfeld's eccentric neighbor Kramer on the hit TV show "Seinfeld," was performing at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood Friday night when he launched into the verbal rampage, according to video posted on TMZ.com.

The tirade apparently began after two black audience members started shouting at him that he wasn't funny.

Richards retorted: "Shut up! Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f------ fork up your a--."

He then paced across the stage taunting the men for interrupting his show, peppering his speech with racial slurs and profanities.

"You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now mother------. Throw his a-- out. He's a n-----!" Richards shouts before repeating the racial epithet over and over again.

While there is some audible chuckling in the audience throughout the outburst, someone can be heard gasping "Oh my God" and various people "0oh" after Richard uses the n-word.

Richards performed the next night at the Laugh Factory without incident.

Calls to Richards' representatives were not immediately returned early Monday.

He refused to comment on-camera when reached by CNN, but the network reported that he said off-camera he felt sorry for what had happened and had made amends.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061120/ap_en_tv/people_michael_richards

EDIT: His "apology" on Letterman: http://vidclick.blogspot.com/2006/11/seinfeld-star-apologizes-on-letterman.html

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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2006, 02:49:58 PM »
crazy video
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2006, 03:34:42 PM »
I've never watched a single episode of Seinfeld all the way through.  Just not funny to me.  At all.  I especially couldn't stand his character.  Doesn't surprise me he's capable of such stupidity.

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006, 03:36:44 PM »
so is it still PC to like seinfeld?
with mel gibbson, my rule is, everything pre-braveheart, including, is ok to enjoy, even for jews (and others who think he's an ass).
what's the rule for richards?

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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006, 03:49:34 PM »
i love seinfeld but that video was just insane.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2006, 04:54:31 PM »
Oh No!  I loved Kramer... Seinfeld made for great mindless TV, IMO.  That's just unfortunate  :-[.

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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2006, 05:23:01 PM »
"...he felt sorry for what happened..."

Classic. 

I'd say Kramer is lucky all that brotha did was scream at him from the audience. I'd might have done something worse, club security or not.  That word, especially when used in such a hateful context, makes me feel like I just got sucker punched.

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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2006, 06:48:36 PM »
so is it still PC to like seinfeld?
with mel gibbson, my rule is, everything pre-braveheart, including, is ok to enjoy, even for jews (and others who think he's an ass).
what's the rule for richards?

Only things made during or immediately after Seinfeld.  His subsequent failures have obviously gotten to him.

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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2006, 10:42:16 PM »
I've talked to a couple of people about this today and everyone is fixating on his use of the n-word. Did everyone completely miss his reference to lynching? If anything that's what ticked me off the most.
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2006, 10:53:01 PM »
I've talked to a couple of people about this today and everyone is fixating on his use of the n-word. Did everyone completely miss his reference to lynching? If anything that's what ticked me off the most.

Yea that stuck out to me...tsk.  I will never watch Seinfeld with the same innocent eyes  :-\
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