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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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106.

M E James    

Michael Richards educated the Vietnam military troops on Race Relations, according to his Wikipedia biography. While in the Military he served as one of the co-directors of the V Corps Training Road Show. There he produced and directed shows dealing with RACE RELATIONS ... ; He is quoted as saying "This was a successful, educational operation, boosting the morale of our men and incorporating the arts into the service." Wow I wonder what those troops were taught.


2862 days ago
107.

Mike O'Reilly    

Bill Cosby recently paid a woman millions to keep quiet after drugging and sexually asaulting her and no one says a word.Michael Richards does something far less serious and the media buries him.Tal about your double standards.

2862 days ago
108.

Queen    

I wish Jesus would come back tonight and end all of this hate. America is SAD. This needs to end right now. Heaven is going to be pretty empty. I wonder how many "Christians" have posted hateful comments on here. I'll be praying for all of you tonight. God is very unhappy with this.

2862 days ago
109.

Tom Goff    

What is wrong with some of you people?!!

So much bitter hatred.

So much nastiness.

So many threats of violence.

This is why we fight in Korea, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq?

To spread this virulent horse manure around the world?

I don't think so.

Sorry. This crud is not even worth dying' for.

Many of you all are just sad.

Mikey Richards is obviously a disturbed man, but he is no less so than some of the buffoons posting here on TMZ.

Some of you guys are seriously deranged. Seriously.

You are rotten, rat, pimp, bastards, some of you.

It's like lifting a rock and seeing all the distusting bugs underneath. Or looking at a pile of steaming mule shit on a cold day. Or some fresh pizza vomit in the big white telephone after you tossed your cookies.

Many of you--and you know who you are--are deranged.

Positively mental.

In need complete psychological workups.

Curtis Mayfield sang it best, "If there's hell below, you're all gonna go."

Well, maybe not all. But you know who you are.

2862 days ago
110.

John    

I think those guys could have shown him respect while he was doing his job and maybe they would have got some back.(respect). You wanna dish it out ,you gotta take it back. I,m hispanic and I hear those kind of remarks everyday at work.Both from blacks and whites.Oh well. I will still watch Kramer. He's a very funny man.

2862 days ago
111.

Shelby    

.......listen to all you haters.........just listen to all of you.............you're acting no better than Kramer............. this ,..itself is sick....Shelby&Jeff......Zebra couple...now what???

2862 days ago
112.

POLITICALLY INCORRECT    

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NIKKI, THERE'S MORE WHITE PEOPLE ON WELFARE BECAUSE THERE'S 900%MORE WHITE PEOPLE. AND YOU DIDN'T WORK FOR FREE FOR 400 YRS. I GET WHAT I CAN FROM THE SYSTEM. I'M WHITE. BUT I KNOW THEY DON'T OWE IT TO ME. I'M GRATEFUL, VERY GRATEFUL. MY GRANDFATHER CAME HERE ALONE AT SIXTEEN YRS. OLD AND LEARNED HOW TO TALK ENGLISH AND WORKED EVERY DAY. THERE WAS NO WELFARE IN 1900. WE DIDN'T OWN ANY SLAVES, BUT THERE WAS PLENTY OF SLAVE OWNERS IN AFRICA IN 1900. AND THEY WEREN'T WHITE GUYS. THE KENNEDY'S AND JESSE JACKSON AND FARACAN AND SHARPTON ARE YOUR ENEMIES, NOT WHITE FOLKS. FIGURE IT OUT. YOU KNOW THE TRUTH.

2862 days ago
113.

Legaldee    

It truly amazes me the *hit people will say and do!" I'm most fascinated by all those who know just what buttons to push and what target to choose and "not to choose!" One thing for sure all the airheads who said RACISM IS OVER forget about what happened! what happen to the jews was worst! yada yada yada! ONCE AGAIN, THE TRUTH WON'T SET A BIGGOT FREE--IT WILL JUST MAKE HIM ANGRY."read my previous post--I have a photographic memory but I never spell check in unmoderated forums where "obviously" intelligence isn't a factor.

WE ARE THE WORLD (damn-damn-damn)

2862 days ago
114.

MARTIN    

PLEASE PEOPLE. BUT IT'S OK FOR BLACKS TO SAY ANYTHING THEY WANT ABOUT US, IN PUBLIC AND ONSTAGE. EVER HERE CHRIS ROCK. GROW UP PEOPLE, THAT GUY SHOULD NOT HAVE INTERRUPTED HIM, NOT THAT THAT WAS CALLED FOR, BECAUSE IT WAS RUDE. BUT NO MORE RUDE THAN ANY OTHER BLACK PERSON WHO TALKS TRASH ON CRACKERS OR WHITE BOYS, OR HONKEY FOR THAT MATTER.... BUT IF THERE WAS A BLACK GUY UP THERE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN FINE TOO I BET.... THINK PEOPLE!

2862 days ago
115.

just some guy    

ok mary im getin tierd of sayin this but you suck mad dick

2862 days ago
116.

Joe    

The truth hurts don't it? White people can't say shit about anybody not mexicans not black people, not chinese nobody! The moment a white guy uses the word nigger all of a sudden niggers are all might and powerful you can say black power, spanish pride, but white pride ohhh..no we can't have pride. Once again the truth as soon as you make fun or somebodies religion or race it becomes offensive stop pissing and moaning.

2862 days ago
117.

John J.    

To the one here posting as "Ed":
How many times have you posted by now?? You have way too much time on your hands. You need to get off the dopey message boards and direct your outrage toward something meaningful and worthwhile. Calling people with whom you disagree "feeble-minded" or "ignorant bigots" does nothing to advance your point of view. I mean, really-- The unbridled hysteria on the message boards is enough to get your blood pressure rising!

2862 days ago
118.

D G    

Wow, not cool of Kramer and very inappropriate; but another comment was made that is VERY accurate. Black entertainers get up on stage and make really rude and racist comments at all their shows...and that is funny and acceptable to black audience members. Now a white entertainer makes a poor decision and really loses control and it makes national news. That's pretty sad. How about our troops fighting wars and the idiot democrats that are going to pull the rug out from under them financially while they're still in combat...now that's news we should be covering and focusing on!!

2862 days ago
119.

Rick    

I agree with #12. They call eachother that so whats the difference. Does it really matter if it has an "A" or and "R" at the end of it?

2862 days ago
120.

John Smith    

Those guys got what was coming to them so what he said some bad words comedins lash back all of the time. What he said is right he might get trown in jail for what he said and that is wrong there should be more like he instead of punishing him it should be droped and swept under the rug

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