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'Kramer's' Racist Tirade

Caught on Tape

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


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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Hey to Orethal and Doc Rob-

I had a blast getting a rise out of you guys. I was considering letting up on you guys but I feel you use the n-word just too freely so you must really be a racist so here's what i have to say:

Happy Holidays and I hope you drink yourself to an oblivion and die...after all you know how white folks like to drink LOL

2892 days ago

Joe Blow    

Richards only mistake was that he called himself white when he is in fact a Jew.

2892 days ago


I am just disgusted by some of the things I'm reading here. Some people are just plain stupid and worst than Richards.

2892 days ago

Why? OH Why?    

Oh.... Mary, Your husband is BLACK

2892 days ago


Ok he over reacted. But we are over reacting to his comments. Rap songs and black comedians say things that are just as rough. There is also our freedom of speech. So why can't everyone grow up and let people say what they want. This is not going to effect someone getting a job or buying a house so let it rest it was one man's anger speaking. We need to quit being so politically correct. People are not polite and politically correct. Grow UP.

2892 days ago


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 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.

2892 days ago


Dear MsBitch2U
yes a change is coming...sadly you and your ilk will have to miss are so boastful about being superior to the other good people of this country..I believe you should try to find a way to pay your cable bill and watch the news..that my dear bitch is where the proud to be hate filled racist will find themselves..walking toe to toe with their ignorant brothers INTO the jail house. America does not need racist like you and yours. So many people in America has suffered to get here and try to make good.....unfortunately angry folks like you just make it harder for never make are too angry to actually do anything useful and contribute to this country.
DO NOT ever tell me because I am white I haven't suffered..YOU know nothing about me and what I have been though. Hate filled words whether directed towards a black ,white or any other color still hurts. Cracker..Nigger...Kike...Spic..all nasty not one worse than another all capable of hurt...sadly I truly think you are the only one to fill any pain
How much pain have you in your ignorance caused?
Think about it

2892 days ago

Y. Roger Gremle    

Hey, 3826,

I can tell one of your white girl friends a mile away. What dogs!!
Your own women are 10 times the lookers of those white "bitches" who hang around with you 'cause tnobody else will hang with 'em!!!

2892 days ago

Joe Blow    

The problem with this whole conversation is the fact that everyone is making it out to be about whites and blacks when it in fact was a racial confrontation between a Jew and a Black man. Why doesn't anyone see that? Instead of calling him a cracker he should have called him a Kike, lol.

2892 days ago


If you call someone the n-word repeatedly and tell them 50 years ago they would've been hanging from a tree how can you claim that your're not racist? He's just as racist as Bull Connor.

2892 days ago

OBO Michael Richards    

Why apologize to the world for tayloring an emotional beratement to the audience? When successfully performing any genre of entertainment before an audience one must know and connect with the emotions of the audience or fail to make communication. When working for the crowd a thesbian must be deep inside the head of the “customer”. When that customer becomes unruly and rude, ought the performer to relinquish their intimacy with the customer prior to issuing the deserved lashing? Not only should they not make such relinquishment, but the performer should follow their deliverance with, "you're welcome for the opportunity to grow".

Referring to a rude group of blacks as "niggers" in this context is not racism, but simply a pointed and strategic association that is based on race, intended to capture attention and strike a chord with the target. Any soldier savvy on the art of war will always exploit the weaknesses of his opponent, whatever they may be. Today’s martial-artist is not filled with hatred against limbs and joints of their opponent, but simply sees the limbs and joints of the opponent as a malleable weakness to be exploited. The world can make futile attempts to restrict language to protect the weak or can see more success helping it’s people understand language. One way a person can avoid racial degradation and other forms of verbal combat is to immunize themselves to the sting of slur by being smarter than sound. Another way is to keep their mouths shut and their cellphones off when someone else is holding the microphone, (or to return to the metaphor, get out of the octagon). Either way is better than playing the victim card and besides, one ought not to come to the court with unclean hands

Certain blacks have well-perpetuated their own weakness associated with the word "nigger". Know that this perpetuation is not black-universal. There is a population of the U.S. black community who are above the sting of racial slurs. The most violent offenses a language is capable of cannot draw blood on a decently trained mind. These minds have been fortunate to either experience an education paid for by the public, their parents, or perhaps even completely self-funded or self-taught. They have eliminated the victim-card from the hand they play. They have not been given their fair air time on the issue due to their non-sensational nature. These pioneers hold the key to the mental liberation of their similarly shaded peers.

Real racism is the intrinsic or inherent understanding that blacks are not smart enough to separate themselves from a word. When people are below the expectation of being capable of rising above being called a word they call themselves, they are for the moment inferior. When political actions override honest ones, the targets of the political approach are deemed mentally less than the politician, the political advisor, and the remainder fo the general public. Many different demographics are the target of politically-minded strategy, so don't think for a second the whites or any other slice of American pie are safe from patronization. Every publicly-castrated network and information-outlet plugged into the wall will demonstrate their greatest engagement in racism as they politically kiss the feet of the dunce-capped student, fearing the negative consequences of speaking the truth before an over-emotional and logically-retarded classroom.

The good news is that this inferiority is contingent and, with hope, temorary. The exponential growth-potential of education, whether formal or informal, gives a short half-life to this problem given the offended Blacks simply keep their hands clean, grow some duck feathers and and rise to the the level of their exemplars.

A few definitions that should aid in personal growth.

Offended – Having one’s emotional weaknesses brought to the surface. For those who are offended, congratulations, you now know what you need to work on.

Politically Correct – A deviation from the truth, whether slight or severe, aimed to patronize a specific demographic and often resulting in the intellectual oppression of the targeted demographic.

Now grow ducklings, grow...

2892 days ago


Hey Mary-

Poor you, you talk about all of your husbamds accomplishments but what about your own?? Are you another lonely white housewife sucking dick for a weekly allowance. Hey, and about all those vacations he takes, how many have you been able to join him on...oh wait, that's him calling me now GOTTA RUN!

2892 days ago

A Black Person    

Nikki why? Why argue with racist little dick white
niggers or trailer trash, racist, fat white nigger bitches? It's pointless, but I am having so much fun laughing. Why are more blacks in jail LMBAO . Uh duh, because racist little dick white niggers pay off the DA get serious. You guys are too funny on here. Love ya all my white and black niggers. LOL

2892 days ago


Could it be that the blacks are angry that they are obviously losing their racial bullying CLOUT. None of the whites seem to be paying lip service to the idea that blacks are off limits in the insult arena. Cry wolf too often and you lose the upper hand. SO THAT'S WHAT THEY MEAN BY "WHAT GOES AROUND, COMES AROUND. I learn something new everyday.

2892 days ago


All you supporters of Richard aka Kramer just don't get it.

His comment had nothing to do with comedy. It was about hurting and be-litteling an individual, and that's not okay. It was a milicious intent to hurt . He responded to hecklers as if they were beneath him.

2892 days ago
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