Monday, November 20, 2006

Kramer the Racist

Label this Monday "weird comedian" news story day. Check out this clip of Michael Richards, aka Kramer from Seinfeld, losing his mind and going off on a racist -- I mean, really, really racist -- tirade at a comedy show. He yells repeatedly to a black heckler, "He's a nigger! A nigger! A nigger!"

This raises an interesting question: can I still laugh at Kramer on Seinfeld, knowing now that he's a complete racist asshole? Relatedly, can I still watch and enjoy "Road Warrior" or "Braveheart," knowing as I do now that Mel Gibson's an anti-semitic bastard?

***Update***

Here's a link to the tirade.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Nic said...

How do we find the clip? Can you put up a link?

11:35 AM  
Blogger Johnbai3030 said...

I watched the clip. Hard to figure out what was going on, but Kramer seemed to be making some kind of edgy point about the power of certain words. But it also that he was a cracked man, who couldn't handle being heckled and appeared to wander off stage in the middle of his meltdown. Wierd, but hard to interpret clearly based on out-of-context, hard to decipher footage.

11:31 AM  

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