Michael Richard's Racist Slurs In The Media

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Many Celebrities have come under fire for their racist slurs in the media. Actors such as Michael Richards, Mel Gibson, and among few others are prime examples of individuals whose outburst lead to a racist commentary. The question that is on everybody's mind, when they heard about the outbursts from a celebrity, they wonder if they had a racist view of minorities or suffer from an uncontrollable anger problem. In some cases, these outbursts can be seen as a hidden anger problem while in other cases can be seen as how these individuals view blacks and other minorities in America.

Michael Richard was once widely known for his portrayal on the 1989 television sitcom Seinfeld as a supporting character Cosmo Kramer. Prior to Richard success on
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Michael Richard was an American television legend, however, one wrong mistake shined a dark light over his head. Richard said during the YouTube video titled Michael Richards Spews Racial Hate -- Kramer Racist Rant | TMZ towards one man "Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a……. ( (Youtube, 2006)”. The crowd was visibly confused and upset about what was taken place at the famous L.A. comedy club. Some of the audience members left the club because they were disgusted with the once famous comedian. Some columnist such as Eric Zorn wondered if Michael Richard outburst was racism, or was it the result of an uncontrollable anger problem? Which I viewed Richard racial slurs as a revealing deep-seeded prejudice against African Americans. Mr. Richard said a racial slur more than once the whole time during the YouTube video. Not once during Mr. Richard racial commentary did he stop and…show more content…
Mel Gibson is best known for his action hero roles, such as Mad Max (1979) which is a post-apocalyptic action series as Max Rockatansky and in the Lethal Weapon (1987) which is a buddy cop film as Martin Riggs. Gibson was once known as a Hollywood powerhouse with a list of box office hits such as Braveheart (1995). Nevertheless, Mr. Gibson is now known as a washed-up actor of his former glory. On July 28, 2006, Mel Gibson was stopped by a police officer because of a DUI and while Mr. Gibson was stopped he exposed an anti-Semite viewpoint against Jews. According to the website New York Daily News Mel Gibson stated while being drunk “Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world (Sacks, 2016)”. Since Mel Gibson drunken outburst in 2006, Mr. Gibson acting career still hasn’t recovered from the incident. Mr. Gibson has repeatedly apologized for his derogatory statements about Jews. However, many Jewish Americans haven’t forgiven the actor. It's hard for me to say Mel Gibson's commentary was an outburst of racism or an uncontrollable anger problem, Mr. Gibson said hateful comments while he was under the influence of alcohol. When a person is under the influence of alcohol, the alcohol could alter someone's personality. For example, some individuals can experience negative drunk transformations. Those individuals can also experience a

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