By now I'm sure you've heard the news, but thanks to TMZ, a video of Michael Richards (better known as Cosmo Kramer from Seinfeld) going on a racist diatribe against an audience member during a comedy routine has surfaced and is creating quite the controversy.It was during a comedy routine at the Laugh Factory where Richards was apparently being heckled by a black man in the audience and Richards lost control. He says "50 years ago we'd have you upside down with a fucking fork up your ass!". Obviously referring to decades ago when it was common for black people to be lynched by mobs of whites. He then calls the man a nigger over and over again and says "This is what happens when you interrupt a white man" when the man says his comments were uncalled for. His rep said the comments were taken out of context when the news first broke, but then the video was put up on the internet and made the context quite clear. The incident:
"A sinister cabal of superior writers."