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Real Kramer says he's not fake Kramer

by Bob Sassone, posted Nov 27th 2006 2:39PM

Michael RichardsOne forgotten victim in this whole "Michael Richards goes nuts and screams racist remarks" controversy just might be Kenny Kramer, the real-life guy who was the inspiration for the Cosmo Kramer character on Seinfeld. While it's great to have the fake Kramer be associated with the real Kramer during good times, it can be sort of disconcerting if people start to associate the real Kramer with the fake one when things are bad.

Kramer (the real one) is upset that news outlets such as The Drudge Report and Michael Savage are saying "Kramer's a racist." Personally, I don't see how the two could possibly be confused. I mean, to be honest, do people really even think of the real Kramer that much? I don't think the news outlet's are saying "Kramer's a racist" to confuse anyone, and I don't think it's misleading. They're using the last name because it's the name of one of the most famous (and beloved) characters in TV history.

Richards went on Jesse Jackson's radio show over the weekend to explain himself, apologize, and to begin the "healing." In a related story, the character of Kramer will now be edited out of all the Seinfeld episodes he appears in.

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najeel mck

the 3rd person who made a comment is just dumb. If you would have seen what was said you would then see why it was shocking to spectators. Racism is supposed to be done behind closed doors for whites, where their prejustices is only seen amoung themselves to keep business smooth. To be openly racist is simply a bad business move, verses true bigitry and real rasict feelings; which kramer is, and his career is over.

January 10 2007 at 10:07 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brice Dudley

I never heard what he said....but why is this so shocking? Thousands of people for every race make racial comments, its just the ones with the camera in their grill that get busted for it.

November 27 2006 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I forgot to say that Sony might try something that dumb. I wonder how many people won't get the joke either. :)

November 27 2006 at 3:42 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That would be funny to watch if they really did try to edit him out. :) Just use CGI and make Big Bird take his place.

November 27 2006 at 3:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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