Sticks and stones will break your bones, but names will never hurt you, unless you happen to be a member of a recognized victim group that is. The two men subject to Michael Richard's tasteless rant at a comedy club (video here) after they interrupted his performance are apparently demanding a personal apology and possibly some money. I predicted this would happen when the story first hit the news. (HT: The Mayor)
Two men who say they were insulted by actor-comedian Michael Richards during his racist rant at a comedy club want a personal apology and maybe some money, their lawyer said Friday.To the best of my knowledge, the escape door of the comedy club was not blocked by white supremacists with guns. The proper response would have been to respond in kind to Richard's comments, thereafter promptly leaving the room. But that's not the way to get ahead these days, and it's a sad truth that vulnerability is now more highly valued than strength.
In defense, Richard's could claim he was a victim of bullying at the hands of black youths and demand some compensation in return, expect he's white and not quite Jewish enough.
Cross-posted at The Broom
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Posted by Lisa Turner on Wednesday, November 29, 2006