November 20, 2006

Pathetic Is As Pathetic Does

Michael Richards, aka Kramer from Seinfeld, gave new meaning to the term racist on Friday night in Los Angeles. Richards was performing a stand-up routine when he became enraged that members of the audience were talking. He launched into an expletive filled rant, shouting the n-word repeatedly, and that "fifty years ago you would be hanging upside down from a tree." Most of the stunned crowd stood to leave, prompting Richards to drop the microphone and exit the stage. Jerry Seinfeld released this statement today, "I am sick over this. I'm sure Michael is also sick over this horrible, horrible mistake. It is so extremely offensive. I feel terrible for all the people who have been hurt." Richards has refused to explain his behavior. has part of the performance on video.