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Michael Richards on ‘Letterman’

Michael Richards on 'Letterman'

What Michael Richards did at the Laugh Factory over the weekend, was insane. He’s always had a reputation for being a somewhat difficult personality while he worked scarce comedy shows and films in the 1980s. With Seinfeld, he hit the jackpot, and won much of the nation’s heart. Today, he’s public enemy number one, and deservedly so. Not even his old collaborator Andy Kaufman would be able to convince us that these actions were anything but Michael Richards behaving utterly despicable, ignorant, and angry. It’s inexcusable, and could do major damage not only to his career, but to the legacy of the Seinfeld sitcom itself (of which his “Kramer” character was a major marketing aspect). He apologized on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night, saying that he’s “really busted up,” among other things. His extended apology is difficult to gauge, and hardly remedies his actions. Check out an excerpt from the apology, via TMZ.

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