Monday, November 20, 2006

"Kramer" loses it...






I saw this on YouTube and one of the comment said...


this is nothing compared to richard pryor, eddie murphy, many many more attacks on white people which have been ok'd by most. oh well, shit happens.




Richard Pryor(RIP) took shots at white folks but who did he have his most cinematic success with? His buddy, Gene Wilder. Many black comedians used humor to make light of heavy situations (slavery, economic inequality, discrimination) as a form of therapy, like when female comedians bag on men.



Michael Richards lost all points in my book. He turned a less than optimal situation (a heckler, which is par for the course in stand-up) into an arena for hate or ignorance. There's a big difference between "white people walk and talk funny" comedy and "N***er" this and "n****r" that. He clearly wasn't joking...there's nothing funny about that. There are better ways to take down a heckler or a disrespectful audience member, whatever the object of his epithets was. His ass needs a drink from the firehose...

3 comments:

Reese The Law Girl said...

KKKramer can go to hell for all I care. There was no excuse for what he did and anyone who thinks that KKKramer was justified can go to hell with him. No one wants those kinds of people around anyway- they just bring everyone down.

Christine said...

i was really surprised by all the people who said what he did *wasn't* racist. i'd thought that maybe he'd used the word once, like "sit down, n*" and then gone back to his routine. *that* would have been bad enough. that would have labeled him a racist in my book. but then i watched the video... that was some scary rage he displayed, and despite what he claims, he transcends the label of racist to scary rage filled ultra racist. in a way, i feel sorry for him that he's in such denial about his obvious issues.

derek said...

As my man Hooper from "Chasing Amy" would say....

Deny, deny, deny...