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Old 11-21-2006, 09:39 AM
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20061121/ap_on_en_tv/michael_richards

Talk about career killed.


LOS ANGELES - He called two black hecklers the "n-word" and enthusiastically referenced a time when blacks were often victims of civil rights abuses, but
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' name=c3> Michael Richards said his verbal barrage during a stand-up routine was fueled by anger and not bigotry.




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[/align]"For me to be at a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, I'm deeply, deeply sorry," the former "Seinfeld" co-star said during a satellite appearance for David Letterman's "Late Show" in New York.
"I'm not a racist. That's what's so insane about this," Richards said, his tone becoming angry and frustrated as he defended himself.
Richards described himself as going into "a rage" over the two audience members who interrupted his act Friday at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.
His explanation was reminiscent of
Mel Gibson
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' name=c3> Mel Gibson's assertion that he wasn't anti-Semitic after he let off a barrage of Jewish slurs during a traffic stop last summer: despite what came out of his mouth, that's not what is inside him.
Industry colleagues were in no hurry to accept Richards' apology.
"Once the word comes out of your mouth and you don't happen to be African-American, then you have a whole lot of explaining," comedian
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' name=c3> Paul Rodriguez, who was at the Laugh Factory during Richards' performance, told CNN. "Freedom of speech has its limitations and I think Michael Richards found those limitations."
Veteran publicist Michael Levine, whose clients have included comedians
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' name=c3> George Carlin, Sam Kinison and
Rodney Dangerfield
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' name=c3> Rodney Dangerfield, called Richards' remarks inexcusable. Comics often face hecklers without losing their cool, he said.
"I've never seen anything like this in my life," Levine said Monday. "I think it's a career ruiner for him. ... It's going to be a long road back for him, if at all."
His Laugh Factory tirade began after the two clubgoers shouted at him that he wasn't funny. A videotape of the incident was posted on TMZ.com.
Richards retorted: "Shut up! Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f------ fork up your a--."
He then paced across the stage taunting the men for interrupting his show, peppering his speech with racial slurs and profanities.
"You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now mother------. Throw his a-- out. He's a n-----!" Richards shouts before repeating the racial epithet over and over again.
Moderating his tone at one point, Richards tells the audience, "It shocks you, it shocks you" and refers to "what lays buried."
While there is some chuckling in the audience throughout the outburst, someone can be heard gasping "Oh my God" and people respond with "ooh" after Richards uses the n-word.
Eventually someone calls out: "It's not funny. That's why you're a reject, never had no shows, never had no movies. `Seinfeld,' that's it."
Richards deserved the chance to apologize,
Jerry Seinfeld
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' name=c3> Jerry Seinfeld said on the "Late Show."
"He's someone that I love and I know how shattered he is about" what happened, Seinfeld said.
At one point, however, Richards grew flustered and expressed second thoughts about appearing on the program when his use of the term "Afro-American" caused some audience members to laugh.
"I'm hearing your audience laugh and I'm not even sure that this is where I should be addressing the situation," he said.
Richards, 57, who played Seinfeld's eccentric neighbor Kramer on the hit 1989-98 sitcom, hadn't spoken publicly about his remarks before "Late Show."
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:12 AM
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He lost his cool big deal.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:16 AM
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ORIGINAL: Charlie P

He lost his cool big deal.
It's more than that.It's one ofthose incidents that will never be forgotten. He won't dso mainstream work again...
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:22 AM
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Then they shopuld start freaking out on every comic that uses racist remarks in their routine.

I know this wasn't part of his routine but come on he said what he knew would tick off the hecklers,they started calling hima ....Deleted By Red Hawk....
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:33 AM
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Charlie , is that you ?

No matter what they called him he was an idiot to blow up that way , and dumber still for saying what he did . One thing that chaps me is what Charlie pointed out , if he had been black we never would've heard about this . The double standard there has always irritated me , if it bothers you that much then quit sayng it yourself . By the time this is over he'll probably be settling with them for violating their civil rights .
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:43 AM
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I know this wasn't part of his routine but come on he said what he knew would tick off the hecklers,they started calling him a .
Yeah, but he's the celebrity, they are anonymous. He's got the image to protect, and he pretty much ruined it.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:50 AM
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Sorry how my copy and paste turned out.

One comic said it best.....Richards is not a stand up comic. If he was in his past his humour is outdated. I remember watching him on "Fridays", the show that was trying to be another SNL. His comic sense is not meant to be in front of a microphone.

Charlie you know he lost it big time. He offended everyone in that room, not just a few.
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Old 11-21-2006, 10:51 AM
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I know this wasn't part of his routine but come on he said what he knew would tick off the hecklers,they started calling him a
You know i think that everyone should refer to me as an IRISH AMERICAN. though i have never seen ireland, thats the way it should be. I should get speacial treatment and if i ever hear the words..Deleted ByRed Hawk...i should be comphensated for such vulgar speach. When i go to the doctor i want box to check that says im IRISH AMERICAN.

Do you know what is really racist. the BET channel. or how about the african american college fund. can you imagine if someone started a college fund that only caucasions could be granted.

This whole issue is bs. so the guy lost it. people should be more concerned with the fact that he lost than using the big N word.
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Old 11-21-2006, 11:51 AM
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Charlie you know he lost it big time. He offended everyone in that room, not just a few.
I honestly doubt he offended everyone Buckmine I actually heard some laughter when he called the guy..Deleted By Red Hawk....

No matter what they called him, he was goingto blow up that way , and dumber still for saying what he did
I totally agree. If this had been that hispanic comic and he called a hecklar..Deleted By Red Hawk...we wouldn't have heard about it.
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