Monday, November 20, 2006

OMG, somebody said 'n*****' in a comedy club!

Michael Richards, the pompadoured goofball comedian who played Cosmo Kramer on "Seinfeld," got his ass in a sling after he blasted back at some hecklers (who happened to be black) in an L.A. comedy club with an angry rant splattered with a common six-letter racial epithet that rhymes with Tigger.

According to TMZ.com, a web site that is breaking a lot of entertainment news lately, Richards went a little crazy after the hecklers "playfully" called him a "cracker," among other things. A house camera caught Richards' response: "Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f***ing fork up your ass" ... "You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now motherf**ker. Throw his ass out. He's a nigger! He's a nigger! He's a nigger! A nigger, look, there's a nigger!"

Obviously, entertainment media is atwitter that somebody would use the "N-word" in a comedy club. Lots of people will be disgusted, still more will be horrified, and an angry few will refuse to watch another "Seinfeld" re-run ... ever. Striking a blow for tolerance!

But here's what I don't get: If it's immoral to say the "N-word" in a comedy club and we're gonna get our panties in a wad about it, why is it so damn funny when Chris Rock does it?

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Chancelucky said...

I just watched the youtube.com version. It wasn't the use of the "word" that probably crossed the line it was the lynching threat. Well, that it wasn't funny.

I have no idea why it's funny when Chris Rock does it (wasn't it Richard Pryor who first brought it to a crossover audience). but it's always been okay for a fat person to call himself fat, but it's not okay for someone else to make fun of that person for being fat....

not that being fat or black is a bad thing....