Jason Alexander Apologizes for Homophobic Cricket Diss

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Like Michael Richards before him, Jason Alexander has struggled to find show business success following Seinfeld.

Also like Michael Richards before him, the actor now finds himself in a bit of controversy. But Alexander at least avoided any kind of racist rant for the ages.

Jason Alexander from Seinfeld

Appearing on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Friday, Alexander was asked about his feelings on cricket and responded as follows:

"It's the pitch... It's not like a manly baseball pitch; it's a queer British gay pitch."

The phrasing led to a number of Twitter followers, along with members of GLAAD, coming down on Alexander, who then released a statement that apologized for the remark.

"I should know better," he said. "My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf.

"So, I can only apologize and I do. In comedy, timing is everything. And when a group of people are still fighting so hard for understanding, acceptance, dignity and essential rights--the time for some kinds of laughs has not yet come. I hope my realization brings some comfort."

Very well said indeed. Do you think Alexander should have apologized?

 

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In defence of cricket - it isn't girly or "gay" (which, by the way, are not synonymous) it is game of great skill, both physical and mental. It does require an attention span, intelligence and the ability to keep track of events over a period of time, which is why, presumably, it never took off in the USA.
The comments made were wrong and childish and do demean a minority group. Of course he should have apologised - why would anyone need to ask?

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He doesn't owe them anything. They should be happy, that their perversion is now accepted, at least to their faces, by a lot of people. Just don't let same sex couples, adopt a kid, the same sex as the "couple." I know, it's too late. Well, a lot of children, will be able to write their autobiography, years from now, and you'll see, who was right.

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I agree that it is like a figure of speech. GLADD needs to relax.
@Jawny keep your "America light" ass ignorances to yourself. Me thinks you doth protest too much.

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....First I just wanna say that I am for same sex marraige N open relationships...I have many friends who have made the choice to be open....but I have to be honest here....he wasn't talking about homosexuals...he was stating an opinion about a sport that just happens to be a little girly thats all...N its true..the game lacks muscle.strength N sweat...like most sports played....did he have to apologize No...but it was good that he did....I dont know about other people but the friends I have in my community joke about it all the time...we all try not to let silly shit like this bother one another....america sometimes is just way too sensitive!!!

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Omg could you have used the word fag anymore? Crawl back in your cave you homophobic moron! Why do you care what other people do in their bedroom? I certainly dont care what you do all alone in yours!

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