Michael Richards appeared via satellite on the Late Show during host David Letterman’s interview with Richard’s former Seinfeld co-star Jerry Seinfeld.
Richards was speechless during his appearence and tried to make a sincere apology.
“For me to be at a comedy club and flip out and say this crap, I’m deeply, deeply sorry. I’m not a racist. That’s what’s so insane about this.”
Seinfeld said nothing “justifies what happened” and Richards is someone who he loves and deserves a chance to apologize, thanking Letterman for the time.
Update (Allahpundit): I watched it as it aired. The Malcontent’s description is perfectly apt.
Update (Ian): I don’t forgive him, but I think it’s harsh to say he was being an actor during his apology. The audience members who laughed were fools and just added to his pitiful performance on tonight’s show. I mean, how do you come out and apologize for making racist remarks? Is there some sort of suggestive statement you make other than outright apologizing? If Richards was really unapologetic, why would he put himself under the limelight again to apologize on national television? If he really didn’t care he would put out some prepared statement that his press agent wrote. I truly think he is sorry, but he needs to pay for his actions.
Update (Ian): Darnell, The Independent Conservative, wrote a powerful piece about Richards’ racist tirade.