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Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word

11/20/2006 8:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jerry SeinfeldWith pal Jerry Seinfeld already Letterman's scheduled guest on Monday's "The Late Show," Michael Richards appeared via satellite to apologize for the shocking incident at the Laugh Factory on Friday night. TMZ obtained the horrifying video of Richards in a bigoted tirade against a heckler.

According to a source, Richards was close to tears during the apology.

Our cameras caught Seinfeld leaving the Ed Sullivan Theatre after taping his Letterman appearance. He told us, "It's all on the show tonight."

Seinfeld's reps confirmed to TMZ that "Michael appeared via satellite and apologized."

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PerezSux    

Apology is completely expected and appropriate. But it's kinda smarmy to do it in conjunction with a TV talk show appearance and "tease" it. But why am I surprised? After all, it's the November Sweeps Ratings period. Lucky for David that Michael is such an idiot, eh?

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bboutdoorsman    

OF COURSE HE APPOLIGIZED HE WAS FORCED TO BECAUSE THEIR WAS A VIDEO! WITHOUT THAT VIDEO, THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST AN 'ALLEGED INCIDENT' PROBABLY BLAMMING THE HECKLER INSTEAD OF THIS WACK JOB RACIST! I AM SAD AND DISGUSTED AT HIS BEHAVIOR. I REALLY ENJOYED HIS CHARACTER ON SEINFELD, BUT AFTER SEEING HIS TRUE CHARACTER HE APPEARS TO BE NOTHING BUT A RACIST, BITTER, NO-TALENT FREAK WHO SHOULD DISAPPEAR. NOW THAT HE JOINED THE MEL GIBSON SCHOOL OF REDEMPTION, HE TOO WILL NO DOUBT ANNOUNCE HE WAS HIGH ON SOMETHING AND SEEK IMMEDIATE HELP! TOO LATE LOSER, YOU CAN'T RECOVER FROM THIS NO MATTER HOW HARD YOUR PR PPL TRY AND FIX IT! GO BACK TO THE HOLE YOU CRAWLED OUT OF BEFORE AND AFTER SEINFELD BECAUSE YOU WILL NOT BE MISSED.

2807 days ago
18.

amyg    

If he didn't think his career was dead before.......

2807 days ago
19.

WTF?    

I think he mentally lost it...no excuse, but maybe he needs some meds?

2807 days ago
20.

Esq    

I'm outraged the hecklers haven't been made to apologize. Kramer rules!

2807 days ago
21.

ddk    

please do not be alarmed at all the ignorant racism on the posts or from people like kramer. it's just confirming the fact that there are numberous rasicst ignorant bastards in the U.S. especially in cities like LA and NY, i'm not at all surprised. not in the slightest bit. If america can morn for 5 years for 9/11 victims and you barely here any support for the poeple of new orleans who are still homeless a year later, you shouldn't be surprised from the racism either. it's everywhere.

2807 days ago
22.

coco puff    

Kramer is a racist bitch and needs a beat down. You motherf***ers that stick up for his sorry ass needs one too!!!

2807 days ago
23.

T    

Leave it to someone named "Laqeesha" to say he needs a beatdown LOL

2807 days ago
24.

Justin    

He's saying sorry to salvage what little career he has left.
What an ASS

2807 days ago
25.

memchee    

there's no excuse for his racist tirade. I have seen many comics put hecklers in their place. It's a common occurrence at comedy shows. I have never seen anything like his tirade. It was not funny....and actually I read on MSN that that is what the hecklers were shouting at him. That he was not funny and he lost it. I'm glad people of all colors got up and walked up. But I do not and will not believe for a second that he is sincerely sorry.

Seinfield can help with damage control but ultimately people will detemine for themselves what and who Michael Richards is. Sad...truly sad that he feels this way in 2006.

2807 days ago
26.

sue    

I don't see what the big deal is, he called a few guys niggers , they were (_o_) ass-holes ! Just because he is a celebrity he can't call someone a bad name? Get a grip on yourselves....SOOOO WHATTTTT

2807 days ago
27.

Dan    

I would like to see what happen to get Michael so pissed off??...

2807 days ago
28.

shut up blacks    

I think its funny. Richards pushed the envelope more than any other comic in history. He showed how hypocritical it is for the media to explode over the "n" word but they say nothing about the word cracker. A slur is a slur. Besides, how many times have you wanted to say the same things RIchards said in a movie theatre when all the black kids wont shut the hell up.

2807 days ago
29.

Rob    

I see no need to apologize for anything. Glad to see some people have enough guts to tell it like it is.

2807 days ago
30.

JolieIsFake    

Oh please, GET OVER IT! Blacks call blacks names every day but let a white guy do it and "LETS GET RILED UP." Chris Rock or whatever his scummy name is makes fun of white people constantly but you don't hear the white people running to the press to whine do ya? NOOOOOOO!

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