Monday, December 04, 2006
Richards rant staged?
Ever since first hearing about actor Michael Richards' racist rant at a West Hollywood comedy club a few weeks back, I've been somewhat suspicious. Surely, Richards would know someone would record the rant or at least tell the media about it. And why do it right as the seventh season of "Seinfeld" is being released on DVD (we've got our copy and it's awesome!)? Well, the always insightful Paul Joseph Watson has some thoughts on this rant that he strongly believes was staged to help boost sales of the DVD and get his name back in the media spotlight, even if the publicity is negative. I mean, Richards has always been a bit of a loose cannon, from his days on "Fridays" to that bizarre performance in "Weird Al" Yankovic's "UHF" film from 1989.
And I can't forget to add that Michael Richards is a 33rd-degree Scottish Rite Freemason. Here's more on that here.