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'Kramer's' Racist Tirade

Caught on Tape

11/20/2006 10:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

WARNING: WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO SEE IS PROFANE AND RACIAL

Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous L.A. comedy club last Friday, hurling racial epithets that left the crowd gasping, and TMZ has obtained exclusive video of the ugly incident.



Richards, who played the wacky Cosmo Kramer on the hit TV show "Seinfeld," appeared onstage at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood. Kyle Doss, an African-American, told TMZ he and some friends were in the cheap seats and he was playfully heckling Richards when suddenly, the comedian lost it.

The camera started rolling just as Richards began his attack, screaming at one of the men, "Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f***ing fork up your ass."

Richards continued, "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!"

The crowd is visibly and audibly confused and upset. Richards responds by saying, "They're going to arrest me for calling a black man a nigger."

One of the men who was the object of Richard's tirade was outraged, shouting back "That's un-f***ing called for, ain't necessary."

After the three-minute tirade, it appears the majority of the audience members got up and left in disgust.

Attempts to reach Richards' reps were unsuccessful.


Richards Racial Rant -- Play Video

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7381.

Alison    

well, jrob, I'm not sure how to "moderize" anything, but clearly it took a black man to make it better. You know, its just like your people to start name-calling when confronted with inellegent arguments. Hey, if ignorance is bliss, you truly must be the happiest man alive. And good lookin' Nikki. :-)

2856 days ago
7382.

Ctaylor    

Excuse Me!!! has anybody ever heard Chris Rock on stage? Grant it, Richards antics on stage were uncalled for and he should have not lost his cool but the words he used is no different than other black comedians that I have heard (just a different tone of voice) And, oh by the way. I am of black origin.

2856 days ago
7383.

Orenthal Juicee    

Nikki,
Yes, I am original, that is my name.

You say you don't want to respond, yet you do want to respond. You call someone stupid and tell them to spell check, yet your grammar was at about a 3rd grade level. Your fingers are getting cramped because we have your number and are in your head. Get off your high horse, you are no better than anyone else, neither am I. I don't think I have put any words in your mouth, no room in there.

You tell someone to get their daddy's dick out of their mouth, yet it is you with more dick in your mouth than a tranny prostitute.

You are dismissed now. You said you were going to go....so do it already, your corner is going to get taken if you don't leave now.

2856 days ago
7384.

jrob36109    

THANK YOU FOR SPELL CHECKING MY WORK NIKKI

I'M NOT TRYING TO BE THAT ELOQUENT, SO I'M SORRY IF MY MISSPELT WORDS HAVE COME OFF AS OFFENSIVE...

I WILL HAVE YOU KNOW THAT I DO HAVE A PROFESSORIAL VOCABULARY...

AS FAR AS GRAMMATICAL ERRORS, I AM NOT TRYING TO IMPRESS ANYONE HERE, SO I WOULD LIKE AN APOLOGY, FOR YOU HAVE CONTRAVENTED MY CIVIL RIGHTS OR I WILL BE FORCED TO TALK TO MY LAWYER.

SINCERELY
DR. JIM ROBERTS

2856 days ago
7385.

Nikki    

Hey Whitey #3707

You are absolutely right you have helped me to prove what I've always said the white man's M.O. has always been conquer and destroy PURE EVIL!!!! Name one country white folks took over without killing off all that were already there. America has bad karma because of all the evil doing done by who??????? It's easy to say that we haven't discovered any countries or cities..It's not our nature to throw folks out of their homes to take over their land..we're not cold hearted it's whites who will turn their backs on their own children that's why it's not surprising to read about more evil doings...sh*t if you'll screw your own kids you'll screw anybody!!!!!!! That's why you guys get more material things, YOU"RE COLD HEARTED CUT-THROAT DEVILS!!!! Black people have never been this way otherwise instead of picking your cotton, we would have run up in the Big house and killed you all!!!!

2856 days ago
7386.

Cruze4000    

It doesnt surprise me that so many white people(not all) are trying to turn the situation on blacks, just so they can side with Jerry. and to people who thought it was offensive for the guy to call him a cracker? after all the terrible things white people have done to blacks, mexicans, asians, I dont really think yall should be offended by anything they say. We all know theres some racist out there and trying to say it was the black guys fault just shows us your true colors.
Jerry had no business saying that bull**** and I hope he got what he deserves

1596 days ago
7387.

lizzy    

i dont understand why so many people are defending this *******. obviously, these are people that have never been the victim of prejudice.
yes, it was wrong of those guys to heckle, but did such a trivial sin deserve such a foul retort? No.....
he spewed hate, hate that is obviously deeply rooted in him. and for everyone who says 'we are all prejudiced,' uhm. no. preconceived petty notions, yes, probably. but this guys levelf hate? no way! not all of us burst into three minute interludes of extreme racial discrimination when someone pisses us off. at least not us non racist ones.

1578 days ago
7388.

Joe    

Well they are what he said they were...

1574 days ago
7389.

Max    

@Americasfreespeech



You pansy ass liberal. If someone called me a bitch on the street it would be the last word out of their mouth. Grow a ****.

1548 days ago
7390.

Albert    

So what a white dude said ****** big ****ing deal, it's really not that offensive you see why the world hates America we try to make a big deal out of nothing, i can say whatever the **** i want and so can you so if either side is offended it's sad i guess but it's meaningless get over it just words language, yeah his intent and delivery was malicious but, so what it's no big deal America is too soft stop being a bunch of vagina's.

1540 days ago
7391.

ANNITA    

THAT WAS SO STUPID

1535 days ago
7392.

Ulterior    

"How come no one is up in arms about someone calling him a cracker? Yeah and why is it alright for blacks to make fun of whites, but when whites say things about blacks, people get all upset"

Well if you would read what you just wrote you would understand what the difference is. Making fun, and being blatantly racist is two different things. Black people make fun of how white people dress, talk, and act, in turn you will see many white people do the same about black people. Screaming ******, ******, there's a ******, 50 years ago we would have hung you in a violent rant is not the same as a playful joke. You will notice the black people took a lot of verbal abuse before responding back with the word cracker.

Also if you knew anything about history you would know that ****** is the word whites called their black slaves. It has a lot of harsh meanings. What does the word cracker mean? Nothing, it has no background history, it's white we're white. If a black comedian was on stage yelling there's a ****ing cracker, kill that dirty cousin ****ing, wife beating, piece of ****. Sure that would be offensive, but they don't do that. They make simple jokes that even white people can laugh at, and they even make fun of themselves. If you can't see the difference then you are just as ignorant as this poor fool.

1497 days ago
7393.

Ulterior    

"So what a white dude said ****** big ****ing deal, it's really not that offensive you see why the world hates America we try to make a big deal out of nothing, i can say whatever the **** i want and so can you so if either side is offended it's sad i guess but it's meaningless get over it just words language, yeah his intent and delivery was malicious but, so what it's no big deal America is too soft stop being a bunch of vagina's."

Shut the **** up you lame ass bitch. Your mother and I agreed that you were going to be a stupid, worthless piece of **** as soon as we conceived. We wanted to get an abortion, but your mother wasn't making enough money hooking to pay for it. Well at least I got out of the deal, I passed her along to another pimp and he agreed to be the father. At least they are making decent money from welfare checks from your ass, that's the only reason they keep you around.

1497 days ago
7394.

Kate    

" he and some friends were in the cheap seats and he was playfully heckling Richards"
I wonder if MR would agree that that is an accurate and not mega toned down statement?

1493 days ago
7395.

Ricky, ya bitch    

Alright, it was unnecessary, but freedom of speech should protect him. ALSO, what makes it okay for the heckler to call Richards a "cracker-ass," "white boy," or any other racial name, just because he's black? ****'s rediculous, racism is a waste of time. Hate people for who they are, and stupid **** they've done, not for how they were born. Bitches ain't ****, and Kramer's DAMN funny.

1490 days ago
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