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Kramer from seinfeld has stripped himself of legend status.
never nice to see a hero exposed as a complete cunt.
made the show, but it wouldnt have been the same without kramer either.
i hate cunts like him, fuck seinfeld. ive never seen it and now i don't intend to ever.
havent actually watched the clip, the quotes were damning enough.
wont let me view the page with the clip...unsurprisingly.
but what an ass.
although id like to know what the hecklers were saying to him to warrant that kind of verbal abuse...
I didn't see that one coming! Still some of my favourite artists are cunts - I'm not going to take my Seinfeld DVDs back or anything. Or burn them. On the cross.
at least it wasn't george
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teletub (11 hours ago)
This guy is hilarious!
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Boshtwik (10 hours ago)
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fixedgearjerk (10 hours ago)
thats awesome. guy got what he deserved for interupting the man with the mic.
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I must of missed something, he gets mentioned alot in the youtube krammer comments
the trusty 'mel defence' hey?!? 'Im a nice guy deep down, really i am, i swear. Love me please.'
"Is Richards a racist?
Richards was completely mental?
He had a dreadful attempt at a spin-off show after Seinfeld, which was axed, because he was mental.
is richards a racist
40% no <- WUT?
David Letterman: "Why don't you explain exactly what happened for the folks who may not know."
Michael Richards: "I lost my temper on stage. I was at a comedy club trying to do my act and I got heckled and I took it badly and went into a rage and said some pretty nasty things to some Afro-Americans, a lot of trash talk, and uh..."
Letterman: "And you were actually being heckled or were they just talking and disturbing the act?"
Richards: "That was going on too."
Richards: "...You know, I'm really busted up over this and I'm very, very sorry to those people in the audience, the blacks, the Hispanics, whites - everyone that was there that took the brunt of that anger and hate and rage and how it came through, and I'm concerned about more hate and more rage and more anger coming through, not just towards me but towards a black/white conflict. There's a great deal of disturbance in this country and how black feel about what happened in Katrina, and, you know, many of the comics, many of performers are in Las Vegas and New Orleans trying to raise money for what happened there, and for this to happen, for me to be in a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, you know, I'm deeply, deeply sorry. And I'll get to the force field of this hostility, why it's there, why the rage is in any of us, why the trash takes place, whether or not it's between me and a couple of hecklers in the audience or between this country and another nation, the rage - "
Letterman: "But Michael, let me interrupt here for a second and ask a question about had the people doing the heckling or the people who were not paying attention, had they been white or Caucasian or any other race, what would have been the nature of your response then?"
Richards: "It may have happened. It may have happened. You know, I'm a performer. I push the envelope, I work in a very uncontrolled manner onstage. I do a lot of free association, it's spontaneous, I go into character.Â Â I don't know, in view of the situation and the act going where it was going, I don't know, the rage did go all over the place. It went to everybody in the room. But you can't - you know it's, I don't - I know people could, blacks could feel - I'm not a racist, that's what so insane about this, and yet it's said, it comes through, it fires out of me and even now in the passion that's here as I confront myself."
that people caught being openly racist, always bleat on about "but I'm not a racist, that's what's so crazy!"
as to why the audience are laughing.
attend the screening of a Letterman and not spend the entire time shaking with laughter, just to be in the PRESCENCE of the almighty Dave.
is because its so damn cold in the studio. i was gonna go to see it when i was in new york but didnt have a contact number so they wouldnt let me, the bastards!
retaliates by calling him a cracker. Fight racism with racism!
His mannerisms are kinda odd, kinda imply that he's a bit of a nutcase. When he first says the n word he has a chance to redeem it with a joke, people are kinda shocked, but if he'd followed that up right he'd have won them back. Seriously looks like a bit of a nutcase. Maybe on occasion he lives a little bit less in the real world than Kramer did.
doesn't help matters at all.
No fucking need for it at all. Absolute cunt. I hope he pays the consequence.
of the word for black people are opposed to white people (who are hardly long time victims of racism/murder/etc are they) render that point pretty irrelavent.
And it wasn't just the word he said was it, he says something about stringing him up.
Racism bad. Things he says bad. Reaction of guy in the crowd, understandable.
I just don't think the guy's nick griffin.The way he lost it was unprofessional, the things he said horrible, but when you see him saying sorry on letterman he doesn't look smug like aforementioned griffin, or like he's massively lying like mel gibson, he looks genuinely messed up. Like Adam Ant or something. Maybe he's just a good actor or whatever but I felt sorry for him.
Which again doesn't make it OK that he said what he said.
I also wasn't really suggesting that the use of the word cracker was equally as bad as what richards says, just that it's kinda sad(/funny if you're amused by evidence that the world's at least as messed up as you believe) that that's one of the first retorts in the guys head. Says something about american race relations or something. I'd imagine.
I'm correcting myself to make it clear I'm not sure I was wrong. isn't it ironic? no I know.
Everyone'd just laugh at me.
i reckon he has some resentment towards blacks. resentment that hes ashamed of, and generally suceeds in not acting on. when on stage, in a rush of adrenaline, this part came out. he's now ashamed of it.
whilst he might on one level be a racist, i dont think hes a bad person.
that said, i havent seen the clip, just read the things that have been posted and these threads.
Nigger nigger nigger spick spick jew bastard blah blah
Does anyone care anymore? If it had been within the constraints of the 'Aristocrats' joke he would have been carried out the fucking building on everyones shoulders.
sake that's irrelavent
but I dunno, that's not how he explained it.
was nonsense. Rabbiting nonsense. Insane looking nonsense I tell you. I believe in free speech to the extent that I'm glad he isn't being sacked for it,(Whilst I understand that they had to do it to show they don't condone racism in football, which remains something of a problem in Britain and signifantly more so in other places, I still think it's a shame Big Ron got sacked for being racist rather than being sacked for being rubbish. Big Ron being racist is like someone's Nan being racist, excruciatingly embarrassing and/or funny, but hardly likely to give the far-right new found legitimacy. The man's not Enoch Powell.)
If something is funny it shouldn't (I believe) matter how offensive it is. Within certain contexts things can be funny precisely because of how offensive they are. However if you aren't funny and you are really offensive you've fucked up.
stop rambling. Just admit you made a mistake and leave it at that...
I'm not racist, I was in a rage. Hurrican Katrina showed a lot of things...
be racist to EVERYONE.
when Hicks did it it was funny though
he tried to be Bill Hicks and ended up looking more like.... He tried to dig himself out of a whole by going down the 'controversial' route, but you could see in his face and hear in his voice that he knew he was fucked.
to fort_washington by the way