Freemason Michael Richards Melts Down On Stage At Laugh Factory
Michael Richards (far left), spewed forth a racist tirade while on stage at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles, on Friday November 17, 2006. He was heckled while on stage, and he went crazy, calling his hecklers the N-word, a completely unacceptable description of African-Americans.
FREEMASON MICHAEL RICHARDS MELTS DOWN ON STAGE AT LAUGH FACTORY
At a time when he was being heckled on stage on Friday night, November 17, 2006 at the West Hollywood Laugh Factory, Seinfeld's Michael Richards went ballistic, and used the N-Word multiple times to describe his African-American hecklers. There was NO EXCUSE for this behavior, and after his use of this insulting taunt, many in the crowd began to shout out "That was uncalled for!" Not letting up, Richards continued to call the crowd stupid m-f-ers, and suggested that he might be arrested for calling a black man the N-Word.
One of the hecklers then shouted out:
"That was uncalled for, you f-ing cracker-ass m-f-er!"
Then Richards continued to melt down, saying "Are you threatening me? Oh, it's a big threat. That's how you get back at the man!" His use of the phrase THE MAN was curious, as most African Americans refer to the ESTABLISHMENT as THE MAN. Was Richards suggesting that he was personally a part of this establishment?
As people began to walk out in disgust, the heckler calls out once more:
"It's not funny, that's why you're a reject, never had any shows, never had any movies, "Seinfeld," that's it."
Then, Richards suggested that he said what he said because he was interrupted. Unbelievable! At the end of the video, the audience gets up and walks out in disgust. As Richards left the stage, the club's representative goes on stage and apologizes for what they had just seen.
Over the weekend, this thing had exploded into a national news story, because unbeknownst to Richards at the time, someone in the audience was videotaping the meltdown with a video-enabled cell phone.
NOTE: The video below may be offensive to some readers, as it employs HARSH, RACIST LANGUAGE.
The video had been uploaded to TMZ.COM over the weekend, and people all across the nation (and world) got a chance to hear what 32nd degree freemason Richards really thought about those lower on the social ladder than he. He had become a multi-millionaire from the Seinfeld show, and especially the back-end DVD deal, which gives him and his co-stars a handsome cut of the gross sales receipts.
By Monday, November 20, 2006, Jerry Seinfeld had been booked on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote the release of season seven of his namesake series on DVD, which was to go on sale the very next day. He brought Richards on to the show with him via satellite from Los Angeles, to offer a mea culpa of sorts. Richards swore that he was not a racist, even though the video of his tirade clearly showed that his protestations may have tried to conceal his real feelings.
Another thing that may offer some insight into his behavior is the fact that Michael Richards is a 32nd degree Freemason in the Scottish Rite, which is known as the Knight Commander of the Court of Honor. Richards had moved up from the 1st to the 32nd degree in just three years, from 1996-1999 -- which is typical of all who are on the inside of the high-level establishment of society. It is already well established that these high-level Freemasons believe that all people "below" them, including Blue Lodge Freemasons, are no more than dumb animals.
There was clearly no excuse for this behavior, and it is certain to see a loss of fans of the popular Seinfeld television comedy. This behavior is likewise troublesome as Richards is representative of a "Brother of The Craft" of Freemasonry.
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The following sources were used in the creation of this Kentroversy Paper . . .
"Kramer' Apologizes For Racist Tirade (November 20, 2006)
Scottish Rite Journal Article on 32nd degree Freemason Michael Richards (September 2000)
Scottish Rite Journal Cover Photo of Michael Richards, 32nd degree Freemason (September 2000)
Seinfeld TV Series