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Jason Alexander: Cricket is not gay “anymore”

by EagleNews (writer), , June 04, 2012

Former “Seinfeld” star Jason Alexander (52) apologized after comments he made on “The Late Show with Craig Ferguson last week...

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.”

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