Seinfeld's Kramer hurled racial epithets at two black audience members
The actor who played Kramer on the classic sitcom "Seinfeld" reportedly hurled racial epithets at two black audience members at a Los Angeles comedy hot spot Friday, leaving audience members outraged, according to TMZ.com.
According to the celebrity news Web site, Michael Richards went off on two black audience members who were heckling the comedian during a show at the Laugh Factory in West Hollywood.
In a video of the incident featured on the Web site, Richards purportedly screamed, "Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f---ing fork up your a--."
On the videotape, some audience members are gasping in disbelief.
Directing his anger at one of the men, Richards said, "Throw his a-- out," and said, "He's a n-----!" five times.
Near the end of the tirade, Richards said, "They're going to arrest me for calling a black man a n-----."
In response to the tirade, one of men said, "That''s un-f---ing called for -- ain't necessary," TMZ said.
After the three-minute tirade concluded, several audience members hit the exits, the Web site said.
Richards played Kramer on "Seinfeld" from 1989 to 1998. He also starred in 2000's "The Michael Richards Show," which was canceled during its first season.
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