Michael Richards Paints It Black in "Whoops Apocalypse"

Honestly, I am tired of the “racist” debate, the real question is when does comedy stop and racism begin. Regardless of his personal views, Richards’ words were conceived in hatred, and hatred is not-so-funny.

It has been a little over a week since Richards’ slur slinging viral buzz hit the web and the buzz is still ringing. After being threatened by Jamie Foxx and hiring power-publicist Howard Rubenstein to handle the backlash of his candid camera video, Richards continues to apologize for his comments.

Along with his original rant and Letterman apology, this video clip of Richards playing a blind, back man in Whoops Apocalypse (1986) has been gaining popularity on YouTube.

His tirade -not funny- but some of the media surrounding it has been. This clip being a prime example, it is inevitable that at least once in his comedic career Richards would have portrayed the minority that he had so brutally offended. Another funny viral is this user-generated rap song that plays off of Richards quote “I’m not a racist, that’s what’s so insane about it.”

I think it is time to step back form the stone throwing and appreciate the plotline as a whole. Richards established himself a great comedian and a spastic character, Cosmo Kramer, who no matter how much trouble he has cause is ultimately forgiven. And just like his be-loved Seinfeld character, this guy is insane.


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