Seinfeld star regrets gay remark

2012-06-04 08:23
Los Angeles - Actor Jason Alexander has apologised for joking during a TV talk show that he considers cricket to be a "gay" sport.

In a blog post, which he shared with his Twitter followers, the former Seinfeld star explained on Sunday what led to his remark on CBS's Late Late Show.

He writes that he at first didn't grasp why some might object to the comment, but that subsequent conversations with his gay friends led him to realise his insensitivity.

Alexander's remarks came in Friday's show in which he tells host Craig Ferguson that aspects of cricket make it a "gay game" compared to other sports.

The actor's 1 000-word-plus "message of amends" says that the joking remark plays into "hurtful assumptions and diminishments" about people.

He also writes that as an actor with many gay friends, he "should know better."

Comments

  • rishaal.sewpaul - 2012-06-04 08:54

    as opposed to a baseball were they run around in tights and use gloves to catch the ball. wimps!!!

  • Preshen - 2012-06-04 08:57

    It is gay because there are only two bases

  • Dakey - 2012-06-04 09:14

    To be fair the term 'gay' refers to being happy. I would not have apologised. If such a large contingent of the gay population celebrates acting 'queer', don't be offended if such comparisons are made.

  • Willie - 2012-06-04 09:18

    Let him face barrages from a worked-up Dale Steyn and bat for hours like Jacques Kallis close to or beyond a century and see if he is still of the same opinion

  • thabiso.letlhabane - 2012-06-04 12:11

    only an america would say something that stupid

  • Tax - 2012-06-05 10:55

    I would love to see this fat little lump face a few snorters from Steyn or Malinga.

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