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"Kramer's" Racist Tirade -- Caught on Tape
TMZ ^ | 11/20/06 | TMZ Staff

Posted on 11/20/2006 7:03:27 AM PST by torchthemummy

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at tmz.com ...


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Not good. You've got to see the clip.
1 posted on 11/20/2006 7:03:30 AM PST by torchthemummy
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To: torchthemummy

Cubebound. Who/what does he attack?


2 posted on 11/20/2006 7:04:38 AM PST by 50sDad (I respect other religions by allowing them the right to worship. But they still are wrong.)
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To: torchthemummy

He apparently did not learn from the Puerto Rican Day parade episode.


3 posted on 11/20/2006 7:05:19 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: MotleyGirl70; Cagey; Larry Lucido

Seinfeld fyi ping.


4 posted on 11/20/2006 7:05:25 AM PST by Fierce Allegiance (<h2>SAY NO TO RUDY! I know how to spell, I just type like s#it.)
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To: torchthemummy

Maybe it was a botched joke.


5 posted on 11/20/2006 7:05:53 AM PST by LongElegantLegs (...a urethral syringe used to treat syphilis with mercury.)
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To: 50sDad

2 black guys in the front row that were heckling him.

next part of this story will be he's a major repub supporter. if not, it'll be buried shortly.


6 posted on 11/20/2006 7:06:21 AM PST by Coachm
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To: LongElegantLegs
Maybe it was a botched joke.

If so, he REALLY effed it up. Wow.
7 posted on 11/20/2006 7:06:24 AM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: torchthemummy

He's a loathsome, offensive brute...yet, I had to stop watching. That was ugly.


8 posted on 11/20/2006 7:06:49 AM PST by Squeako (ACLU: "Only Christians, Boy Scouts and War Memorials are too vile to defend.")
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To: torchthemummy

Say it ain't so K-man! ;)


9 posted on 11/20/2006 7:08:14 AM PST by johnny7 ("We took a hell of a beating." -'Vinegar Joe' Stilwell)
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To: finnman69
Kramer burns the Puerto rican flag
10 posted on 11/20/2006 7:08:48 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: torchthemummy

not cool


11 posted on 11/20/2006 7:08:53 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: torchthemummy

Doesn't look or sound like Michael Richards.


12 posted on 11/20/2006 7:09:02 AM PST by poobear (Political Left, continually accusing their foes of what THEY themselves do every day.)
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To: torchthemummy

Very poor video. I could not recognize him in it.


14 posted on 11/20/2006 7:09:52 AM PST by RetiredArmy (The US Military Services are THE BEST PEOPLE on the planet. God protect them.)
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To: Coachm
2 black guys in the front row that were heckling him.

They didn't get that part on tape, now did they? Interesting.

15 posted on 11/20/2006 7:10:45 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: finnman69

Lol!


16 posted on 11/20/2006 7:10:50 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: 50sDad

I'm a slow typer. The accompanying story does a general breakdown. What isn't noted is it is a black guy that is rightfully upset but then cedes the moral high ground by calling Richards a "cracker" and "whgite boy." Ironically this was one of the few instances where I would agree in a black guy calling a white guy a cracker. Obviously the n-word is worse in a historical context while "cracker" is indeed a racist word (and I hate both) but in this exchange I see the "cracker" label being justifiably used to counter. Wow. And what a bummer.


17 posted on 11/20/2006 7:11:21 AM PST by torchthemummy (We Are Still The Adults-They Are Still The Children.)
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To: torchthemummy
Have you seen your typical black comedian's comedy routine?

Hundreds of n-bombs and racism towards blacks. Guess it is okay if they do it. Or using the n-word might not be as bad as they would like you to think.
18 posted on 11/20/2006 7:11:34 AM PST by dhs12345
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To: torchthemummy

Uncool and rude K-Man.


19 posted on 11/20/2006 7:12:00 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: 50sDad
Cubebound. Who/what does he attack?

He verbally attacked two hecklers using the "N" word. The hecklers happened to be Black. Apparently, somewhat forgot to tell Michael Richards that only Chris Rock, Richard Prior, and Robert Byrd are allowed to use the "N" word in a comedy routine.

20 posted on 11/20/2006 7:12:06 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: torchthemummy

kramer, you're a berry, berry bahd mon.

21 posted on 11/20/2006 7:12:07 AM PST by Uncledave
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To: torchthemummy

Quick - call KERRY!


22 posted on 11/20/2006 7:12:14 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 50sDad

The one group with the one word that you can never use.


23 posted on 11/20/2006 7:12:31 AM PST by Bogey78O (<thinking of new tagline>)
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To: torchthemummy

Bump for later, DEFINITELY.


24 posted on 11/20/2006 7:13:04 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Maybe it was a botched joke.

Yeah, I am sure the comment was meant for Bush and was not targeting at the audiance. Cramer will have to get the DNC to manufacture a phoney transcript of what he really meant to say.

25 posted on 11/20/2006 7:13:24 AM PST by Always Right
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To: Coachm
next part of this story will be he's a major repub supporter. if not, it'll be buried shortly...

Naw, the next part will have him checking into a rehab center and blaming it on alcohol or stimulants.

26 posted on 11/20/2006 7:13:29 AM PST by meandog (These are the times that try men's souls!)
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To: torchthemummy

i know he aint been on tv since seinfeld but damn this aint the way


27 posted on 11/20/2006 7:14:04 AM PST by skaterboy
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To: metmom

regardless .. what he said was not called for


28 posted on 11/20/2006 7:14:04 AM PST by Mo1 (Thank You Mr & Mrs "I'm gonna teach you a lesson" Voter ... you just screwed us on so many levels)
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To: Uncledave

Oustanding! You win the thread.


29 posted on 11/20/2006 7:14:32 AM PST by MotleyGirl70
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To: RetiredArmy

Thta is a poor video but there is no doubt that is his voice. I doubt the legal jeopardy to be risked by publishing such an article would be too great for TMZ to be careless. I also believe the video was reduced to get the story out and the higher resolution version being saved so as to sell it. Otherwise this is a video from a standard digital camera that allows small clips and is very low resolution by the cameras limitation.


30 posted on 11/20/2006 7:15:05 AM PST by torchthemummy (We Are Still The Adults-They Are Still The Children.)
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To: torchthemummy

WOW!!!!


31 posted on 11/20/2006 7:15:12 AM PST by SengirV
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To: torchthemummy
It also could be that the two hecklers in the front row were planted there and part of the act. Ala Andy Kaufman style.
32 posted on 11/20/2006 7:16:19 AM PST by 4yearlurker (I'm surrounded by Union Dems in the 12th district! Alone in the wilderness.)
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To: torchthemummy
What is he?

Who is he and why should I care? (Other than typical Hollywood extremist hypocritical hatred, of course.)
33 posted on 11/20/2006 7:16:39 AM PST by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: torchthemummy

I read the comments and was amazed at the abject pansies commenting on how disgusting and racist his comments were.


34 posted on 11/20/2006 7:16:41 AM PST by Ajnin (I)
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To: torchthemummy
In spite of my concerns about political correctness, what he did was just totally uncalled for, to say the least.
35 posted on 11/20/2006 7:16:48 AM PST by RayChuang88
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To: torchthemummy

Another Hollywood career bites the dust.


36 posted on 11/20/2006 7:17:49 AM PST by Old Grumpy
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To: Bogey78O
I'm surprised he needs the money enough to do any live stand up work. But in comedy clubs I would say anything goes these days including bad taste, scatological humor, blasphemy, and the ugliest sides of sex. This little tirade should not shock anybody.
37 posted on 11/20/2006 7:17:53 AM PST by Monterrosa-24 (...even more American than a Russian AK-47 and a French bikini.)
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To: Uncledave

I'd like to disagree somewhat with the statement that some of the audience left in disgust.

Of course, I don't know if they were disgusted or not -- or at whom. But the clip clearly shows that after Michaels left the stage, when people starting leaving their seats. Because they knew the show was over.


38 posted on 11/20/2006 7:18:19 AM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: dhs12345

"Have you seen your typical black comedian's comedy routine?"

I agree and that's why I don't watch that crap. I did too much research on the abolition movement, Jim Crow, and the modern civil rights movement to embrace what I consider self-destructive behavior.


39 posted on 11/20/2006 7:19:19 AM PST by torchthemummy (We Are Still The Adults-They Are Still The Children.)
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To: finnman69

"This video has been removed at the request of copyright owner Warner Brothers Entertainment because its content was used without permission"


40 posted on 11/20/2006 7:20:06 AM PST by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Monterrosa-24

I doubt he does it for the money. Then again, he probably doesn't do it for the admiration of the crowds.


41 posted on 11/20/2006 7:20:41 AM PST by new cruelty
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To: Bigh4u2

funny, I just watched it.....


42 posted on 11/20/2006 7:21:50 AM PST by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: metmom

"2 black guys in the front row that were heckling him. They didn't get that part on tape, now did they? Interesting."

Because there was nothing worth videoing until Richards started spewing.


43 posted on 11/20/2006 7:22:03 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: torchthemummy; MotleyGirl70; Larry Lucido; Mr. Brightside

It wasn't anger, it was a seizure.

Elaine: Hey, hey, wait a minute! Let me ask you something. Kramer, the last time you hit your head, was Mary Hart on TV?

Kramer: Yeah.


Elaine: That is it!

Kramer: What?


Elaine: That is it! Mary Hart's voice, don't you see? There's something about Mary Hart's voice that's giving you seizures. Just like, just like, just like that woman in Albany!


44 posted on 11/20/2006 7:25:21 AM PST by Cagey
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To: torchthemummy

The proper way for a heckler to dispose of a comedian:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14rgFmWKT_0


45 posted on 11/20/2006 7:25:46 AM PST by Rb ver. 2.0
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To: torchthemummy
Richards is not, nor ever will be a Cracker.

Cracker is a term that identifies a region of the South, along the coast, from the Carolinas through Georgia to Florida.

When I grew up, being a Georgia Cracker was a good thing.

The term comes from the fact that all we had to live on was hardtack bread, otherwise known as a cracker.

In recent times Yankees have tried to turn the term into a negative racial stereotype.

46 posted on 11/20/2006 7:26:18 AM PST by higgmeister (In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: torchthemummy

First Mel Gibson, now Kramer. Who will be next?? The Hollyweirdos are showing their true colors!


47 posted on 11/20/2006 7:27:09 AM PST by Polyxene (For where God built a church, there the Devil would also build a chapel - Martin Luther)
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To: Rb ver. 2.0

You must listen to the tape.

One man in the audience was telling Michaels he had no talent, that he didn't get a movie or a TV show after Steinfeld because he's no good. The guy was VERY loud and there is no way that Michaels could have ignored it. I take it from Michaels' rant, that what started it was when a black man/men in the audience were talking loudly during his act. That is what started Michaels on a racist rant about blacks.


48 posted on 11/20/2006 7:28:34 AM PST by i_dont_chat (I have the right to offend. You can take offense or not.)
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To: torchthemummy

Holy CRAP!

There's no defending that. Simply unacceptable.


49 posted on 11/20/2006 7:28:38 AM PST by Constitution Day (I guess Rove isn't such a Magnificent Bastard, after all.)
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To: torchthemummy
I have never watched a minute of a Steinfeld show, and really don't care for these people. I have seen him on advertisements for the show. His character reminded me of someone severely off their meds or mentally unstable. I could care less for that show or its so called actors.

Acting is such a high paying job for people who like to pretend to be something they are not. I love George Clooney for bashing the USA and the military and has made two movies where the puke is in the military. Go figure. He wears the uniform pretending, but is a coward when he could wear it for real. All of Hollyweird are cowards in my opinion, as are all dimocrats.

50 posted on 11/20/2006 7:28:50 AM PST by RetiredArmy (The US Military Services are THE BEST PEOPLE on the planet. God protect them.)
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