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Originally posted by Fiverz
I don't understand why people are having a hard time understanding this situation.
Michael Richards said things that were very inappropriate to a group of people that, while heckling Richards, didn't deserve what he said. It was an outlash out of anger. He stated this and apologized.
Is there a double standard in comedy with regards to race? Of course. Does that have anything at all to do with this situation? Nope. It was an outburst out of anger and we've all done it at some point and probably harmed someone because of it.
The real devil is the media that needs to make a big deal out of it when the same sort of thing happens every day to all sorts of people in all walks of life. Note I'm not saying it excuses the behavior ... but the man sincerely apologized. Think about all the mean things you've said to another person. And don't try and say "well this is bigger because it's about race and that's a bigger issue." As others said, try telling that to the fat kid that gets made fun of or the dorky kid or latinos or canadians or whatever other group would be insulted that you claim one person's injustice is greater than their own.
[edit on 21-11-2006 by Fiverz]
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
Look humble one, no one is saying that Richards did the right thing.
I'm saying he did a stupid thing, but the outrage is unnecessary, especially now that he has apologized.
For someone who calls himself humble and uses the image of Jesus in his avatar, you seem awfully vengeful.
[edit on 2006/11/21 by GradyPhilpott]
Originally posted by Crakeur
I watched him on Letterman last night and all I kept thinking was that he sure did seem to be shaken by this. Letting your inner klansman out must be somewhat life altering.
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
As I said before, it does seem Kaufmann-esque if you ask me. Let me put my tinfoil hat on and say that it was all for publicity, and to get his name back in the papers.
One must ask, who was the initial heckler, and does he have any relationship with the Seinfeld guys.
Originally posted by jbondo
The sadness and disgrace he displayed during his apology were most likely caused by him knowing that it would not solve the problem of his career now being over. Realizing that the appearance on Letterman could be his last professional foray is most likely what was on his mind last night.