I have a pretty good sense of humor, and I understand that funny is funny … and a joke is a joke. But what went down with this Michael “Kramer” RichardsÂ situation was NOT funny … at all! If you guys don’t know, Michael Richards is best known as “Kramer” from the series Seinfeld. He was doing some stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, and went off on a racial tirade yelling “nigger” several times, and it ALL was caught on tape. According to various news sources, this is what happened:
“My understanding is that there was a group of people that were excited Michael Richards had come on stage, and were talking about how great he was as Kramer,” explained Laugh Factory’s Director of Public Relations and Marketing, Jackie Plaza, during an exclusive Vibe.com interview. “Mr. Richards misinterpreted what they said as heckling, and went off on a racial tirade.”
“Fifty years ago we’d have you upside down with a fucking fork up your ass,” Richards yelled as the cameras started rolling. “You can talk, you can talk, you’re brave now motherfucker! Throw his ass out. He’s a nigger! He’s a nigger! He’s a nigger! A nigger, look, there’s a nigger!” One of the men who was the object of Richard’s racial insults was outraged, shouting back “That’s un-fucking called for, ain’t necessary.”
Sounds pretty damn racist to me … you be the judge.Â There’s a whole lot more that was said, soÂ click below to watch the infamous video.