On November 20, 2006, Richards was performing a comedy routine and a Black heckler began to berate his performance.
"Fifty years ago we'd have you upside down with a f***ing fork up your ass."
He then went on to say, "You can talk, you can talk, you're brave now motherf**ker. Throw his ass out. He's a nigger! He's a nigger! He's a nigger! A nigger, look, there's a nigger!"
Not much else needs to be said to delineate why Black people don't like Michael Richards. Unlike Black comedians who routinely poke fun at White people and push the envelope in using race as a tool in joke telling, Richards was universally criticized and forced to apologize for daring to offend Black people with a few well-placed epithets directed at a Black heckler.