I’m not buying this apology at all. What he said made him look like an idiot, and in my opinion, he’s only apologizing for ruining his own image, because if what happened hadn’t been recorded … he probably wouldn’t have even given a shit!Â He’s not apologizing for what he said. You can’t apologize for something like that. What he said has been in his mind for a long time … it just came out fullÂ fledgeÂ that night. It’s like a person who gets drunk and tells people how the REALLY feel about them. There WAS a video on youtube, but it was removed because it violated CBS’ copyright. If I find another one, I’ll post it so you guys can see. But I STILL think he needs hisÂ racist ass kicked.Â Any volunteers???
Edit:Â Most of the internet video streaming sites aren’t allowed to have the interview online, but CBS has an excerpt of the video in text, and in Windows Media. Click Here to check it out.
This is a little bit of what was said in the interview:
Letterman: “Why don’t you explain exactly what happened for the folks who may not know.”
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…”
Letterman: “And you were actually being heckled or were they just talking and disturbing the act?”
Richards: “That was going on too.”
Later in the interview, Letterman asked Richards if he would have responded to the heckler in a similar vein if he had been of a different race.
“It may have happened,” said Richards. “I’m a performer. I push the envelope. I work in a very uncontrolled manner on stage. I do a lot of free association â€” it’s spontaneous, I go into character. I don’t know. In view of the situation and the act going the way it was going, I don’t know. The rage did go all over the place – it went to everybody in the room.”
Richards seemed baffled by his own reaction on stage.
“I’m not a racist, that’s what’s so insane about this,” he said.
What the hell is an “Afro-American” … and why does that audience think this is so funny?