Oh No He Didn’t!

Kramer, oh Kramer…what the hell were you thinking? Is there an intelligence drop that is required of celebrities before getting famous? We’ve had Mel Gibson going off against Jews (and women), Anita Bryant going off on gays, and now we have sweet/crazy Kramer going off on people of color.

Now, let me preface by saying I’ve never understood the heckling stand-up comedians. You don’t see people do that at musicals or plays. I can’t recall hearing people scream “you suck” at concerts, either. However, for some strange reason, audience members seem to feel compelled to randomly hail insults at one type of performer* only: the comedian.

That said, it’s rude to heckle. If you’re not enjoying the show, leave. However, heckling by no means should result in a tirade such as what Michael Richards went into at the Laugh Factory. That’s just damn scary because that means, deep down, these are beliefs he actually has. Where did this anger come from?

I’m sure you’ve all seen his apology..and he did look visibly shaken. But he was shaking more because he realizes his career could (should?) be in the toilet and that he’s going to have some angry people going after him if he shows his face in public in the next few weeks.

And speaking of bigoted jerks, could someboday please tell Massachusetts’ Governor Mitt Romney to stop pretending to care about what goes in the Commonwealth? I mean, for the past year he’s been out of state selling himself as a viable candidate for president (and bad-mouthing his own state in the process). Now all of a sudden he’s back in town making a big fuss over gay marriage…again (this is really getting tired).

His party has lost control of the corner office and NOW he’s finally doing stuff “in” the state? Well, Mitt, we’ve been doing find without your presence for the past year. In fact, the people have spoken and they overwhelmingly can’t wait for you and your cronies to leave. So why not put your tail between your legs and go campaign elsewhere.

Please?

 

*Well, I suppose mimes get ridiculed, too…but they deserve it. They’re just annoying.

4 Comments

  1. Comment by Will on November 21, 2006 11:28 am

    It’s all just cheap political theatrics to keep the pot boiling for Romney with the radical religious bigots so he can get votes in the 2008 presidential elections. He’s doing what Bush did by appealing to the homophobic and predjudiced Right, mucking about in the worst that American society has to offer. He’s a sleazy politician and ultimately a pathetically small-minded man.

    The hell of it is that he can cause millions of honest, hard-working gay and lesbian American citizens untold upset, pain and disenfranchisement.

    I cannot tell you how much I loathe the sight and sound of that man. Or maybe I just did.

  2. Comment by karyn on November 21, 2006 12:38 pm

    Mitt, please stop pretending to care about what happens in this state. You sold us all down the river a long time ago to promote your own idealistic bullshit so why don’t you just tell your story walking… preferably, back to Utah, you chiclet-toothed, bryll-creamed, big-foreheaded freak. And ps, stop using my flag in every freaking photo-op just to subliminally force Americans to associate your face with their country in an attempt to manipulate the vote later on. You are high on the list of People I Do Not Want Readily Associated With What That Flag Stands For, you jackass.

    It is POSSIBLE that Michael Richards was trying to be edgy and work some impromptu racial shit into his routine, in an response to the hecklers and in a deeply misguided attempt take back the crowd. If so… clearly, it was a really poor idea. That sort of thing is never well tolerated by the public… unless you happen to be black and decide to rip on white folks. Because I guess that’s okay for some reason. (Look for the sarcasm. Why can’t we all just get along?)

    Mimes are just creepy as hell.

  3. Comment by chrispy on November 22, 2006 12:45 am

    a friend of ours in the entertainment law arena mentioned that mr richards may have been slightly errrm, overdosed on presciption medication when that whole fiasco went down. apparently, mr richards was a little loopy during the evenings performance (only if you saw the whole thing and not just the cnn snippet), and subsequent appearance on david letterman’s show. something is definitely awry with him.

  4. Comment by Jeff on November 22, 2006 2:42 pm

    I’d love to see you heckle a mime

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