For those of you who may be on vacation or who don't have televisions...Apparently Michael Richards, Kramer from Seinfeld days, was appearing at a comedy club in Los Angeles over the weekend. He was heckled supposedly by some black folks in the audience. Well, he went off on these people using racial epitaphs and lynching references.
Then, he has the audacity to go on David Letterman and offer something resembling an apology. What is he sorry for? Using the "N" word? Or is he more sorry that his one-hit wonder career is over? And how easy is it to "apologize" in a quiet L.A. studio in front of a camera? He did not apologize personally to these people. He is an idiot...this was not simply rage gone terribly wrong. He used LYNCHING references...this man is a racist. He (with the help of Jerry Seinfeld) tried to explain away his actions by saying he was under stress, trying to react in the spur of the moment but LYNCHING references? Saying that 50 years ago "we" would have "strung you up" is not under stress. It is inexcusable.
Luckily he was not asked back to that club. But I'm tired of how celebrities are let off the hook simply because they apologize - it's almost license to act any way you want as long as you apologize afterwards.
He, along with Mel Gibson, will not get any of my support, sympathy or money and it's a sad commentary that when enraged by a person of color, instead of walking off the stage, laughing it off, he chose to stoop so low.
- Red Letter girl
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