Sunday, May 24, 2009

#44. Michael Richards

On November 20, 2006, Richards was performing a comedy routine and a Black heckler began to berate his performance.


With a camera catching his response, Richards lambasted the Black heckler, saying, ""Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f***ing fork up your ass."

He then went on to say, "You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now motherf**ker. Throw his ass out. He's a nigger! He's a nigger! He's a nigger! A nigger, look, there's a nigger!"

Not much else needs to be said to delineate why Black people don't like Michael Richards. Unlike Black comedians who routinely poke fun at White people and push the envelope in using race as a tool in joke telling, Richards was universally criticized and forced to apologize for daring to offend Black people with a few well-placed epithets directed at a Black heckler.


4 comments:

igoralexander said...

Way to go Kramer!

Anonymous said...

This man did what every person that had to listen to a cellphone conversation in the theater instead of hearing the movie they paid for has wanted to do for ages. Blacks have never been his fans anyway. They got what was coming to them.

Anonymous said...

Freedom of speech being derailed.

Anonymous said...

I stopped liking Richards because of this rant. You just can't say such stuff without a lot of racism running around in your head. Michael Richards IS a racist.