Three days after he called two black hecklers “niggers” during a performance at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles on Friday night, Michael (“Cosmo Kramer”) Richards appeared on Letterman last night via satellite to issue an apology at the urging of Jerry Seinfeld, who was a scheduled guest. Richards says:
For me to be at a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, I’m deeply, deeply sorry. I’m not a racist. That’s what’s so insane about this.
What’s also insane is apologizing for being a racist then referring to black people as “blacks” and “Afro-Americans.” Instead of saying this on TV, he should have said this while walking down the steps of the plantation in a white linen suit and sipping on some iced tea.
If you haven’t seen the video of the actual incident yet, here it is.
150 years ago, I would have let Christina Milan live in the house: