Heralds! I have a new tweet!
Anyone who doesn’t watch the Craig Ferguson’s “The Late Late Show” ought to, because it is, quite simply, funnier than most talk shows. He has a robot who makes lewd, nonsensical comments and he has a brogue. Enough said.
GLAAD and gay followers of Jason Alexander, however, did not appreciate his joke as a guest on Craig Ferguson’s show last week. Video here.
“People wearing helmets for no discernible reason.” Yeah, really offensive.
After Jason Alexander tweeted a response to these disgruntled followers along the lines of, “It’s a joke! What the heck …” He then responded with this apology through his Twitter account, which is posted on GLAAD’s website as well as the Puffington Host and others.
Far be it from anyone, including GLAAD, to tell someone they can’t say something. GLAAD is a repeat offender on that front who frequently fails the sense-of-humor test, but seriously – what a cogent apology! It. Actually. Made. Sense. If we can’t appreciate that this is a rational response, then I throw up my hands in the air like I just don’t care. You can tell the man thought about it and wasn’t just cowing to a powerful group. Now if you just think Jason Alexander isn’t funny, that’s a totally legit point, too (he did appear in the patently ridiculous TV production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” in which Whoopi Goldberg and Victor Garber have Paolo Montalban as a son).
Furthermore, it should be noted that most of the angry, angry comments on YouTube under this video are NOT from gay-rights advocates – they’re from British people offended at the scurrilous attacks on cricket. WHICH IS HILARIOUS. You can tell because they measure things in kilometers and they drink Vanilla Coke. Since I love ridiculous comments, I’ll leave you with these, which are all real life.
“Go down to the Compton cricket club in South L.A. & tell them it’s gay, you dumb [bleep]!” – townsvillefield (Editor’s note: Tupac will be the Ump.)
“Typical American [bleep].” –AliasFail
“Not sure how a ball coming at 140kms directed at your head is the least bit gay? I guess we have an oxygen thief here haha.” – vanillacoke54
“Lol, apparently in America things done with skill and style are gay. No wonder they are [bleep] at hockey and soccer and make awful cars like Chevy and Ford instead of Ferraris and Mercs.” –idleonline
“Cricket is tougher than baseball! The fielders in baseball wear gloves. The laws of cricket do not allow fielding with gloves. Try catching a 90 MPH hard ball with bare hands. Who’s tough now Bowlers in cricket are allowed to hit the batsmen with the ball. In baseball, if a batter gets hit he takes a big suck and gets a free base. Ignorant Americans think they invented baseball. Baseball comes from English rounders and is still played in England today by high school girls. Very ironic.” –margamoo (Editor’s note: The origins of baseball are debated today, though characteristics of the American game are observable in the English games of cricket and rounders. The first written instance of the term “base ball” was in Jane Austen’s “Northanger Abbey.” None of these things interfere with the reality that margamoo is a total knob.)