Jason Alexander Apologizes For Gay Joke

This post first appeared on The Shmooze blog at the Forward.

Jason Alexander joins the list of celebrities who have publicly insulted gay people.

On June 3, the former Seinfeld co-star tweeted an extended message of apology for calling cricket “a gay sport” while shmoozing with host Craig Ferguson on the Late Late Show last week. Alexander wrote that when Ferguson mentioned cricket, he was glad to be able to fall back on an old routine he had done about the sport years ago in Australia:

When Craig mentioned cricket I thought, “Oh, goody — I have a comic bit about cricket I can do. Won’t that be entertaining?” And so I did a chunk of this old routine and again referred to cricket as kind of “gay” — talking about the all white uniforms that never seem to get soiled; the break they take for tea time with a formal tea cart rolled onto the field, etc. I also did an exaggerated demonstration of the rather unusual way they pitch the cricket ball which is very dance-like with a rather unusual and exaggerated arm gesture.

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© 2012 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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