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Michael Richards: 'I was in a place of humiliation'

No sh*t, Sherlock. Of course the former Seinfeld sidekick has come up with his defense — he needs anger management treatment

Richards told Jackson the tirade was fueled by anger, not bigotry. He said he wanted to hurt those who had hurt him.

“I was in a place of humiliation,” he said.

Richards’ publicist, Howard Rubenstein, said Saturday that Richards has begun psychiatric counseling in Los Angeles to learn how to manage his anger. “He acknowledged that his statements were harmful and opened a terrible racial wound in our nation,” Rubenstein said. “He pledges never ever to say anything like that again. He’s quite remorseful.”

…Richards noted that the racial epithet he used is frequent in the entertainment industry, and acknowledged that it could have consequences. “I fear that young whites will think it’s cool to go around and use that word because they see very cool people in the show business using that word so freely,” he said. “Perhaps that’s what came through in that … the vernacular is so accessible.”

I am certain the man is sorry he got caught on camera bleating that hateful crap -= since he clearly hasn’t the intellectual prowess to handle a couple of hecklers who simply said that he wasn’t funny.

Lots of folks get angry, but epithets of that nature don’t just fly out of our mouths; he needs more than anger management tweaking.

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