Jason Alexander: Cricket is not gay “anymore”
Filed Under: Opinion, US | Posted: 06/04/2012 at 11:44AM
Comments | Region: Michigan | United States
Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander (52) apologized after comments he made on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson last week. He referred to cricket as a “gay game” during his appearance and continued “You know how I know it’s really kind of a gay game? It’s the pitch. It’s the weirdest… It’s not like a manly baseball pitch, it’s a queer British gay pitch.” Now he released a statement and apologized to his fans.
“Until last week. When Craig mentioned cricket I thought, oh, goody – I have a comic bit about cricket I can do. Won’t that be entertaining?. And so I did a chunk of this old routine and again referred to cricket as kind of “gay” – talking about the all white uniforms that never seem to get soiled, the break they take for tea time with a formal tea cart rolled onto the field, etc. I also did an exaggerated demonstration of the rather unusual way they pitch the cricket ball which is very dance-like with a rather unusual and exaggerated arm gesture. Again, the routine seemed to play very well and I thought it had been a good appearance.”
But Alexander is not the only “Seinfeld” star who got in trouble. In 2006 Michael Richards exploded in anger as he performed at a famous LA night club. According to TMZ, several African-Americans started heckling Richards. Then he lost it. He started insulting the hecklers while the camera was rolling. “Fifty years ago we’d have you upside down with a [expletive] fork up your [expletive].” RIchards then apologized on the Late Show with David Letterman. “I’m not a racist. That’s what’s so insane about this. For me to be at a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, I’m deeply sorry.”