'Seinfeld' Actor Apologizes After Sparking Controversy in TV Appearance THR, TwitLonger
One of the regulars from the long-running NBC hit "Seinfeld" has apologized for comments made during a May 25 appearance on "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Jason Alexander sparked a controversy during the appearance by describing the game of cricket as a "gay game," the story reports.
"You know how I know it’s kind of really a gay game? It’s the pitch,” Alexander said on the show, providing an imitation of the motion. “It’s not like a manly baseball pitch. It’s a queer British gay pitch.”
Alexander has issued a long apology, writing, "I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. ... And to the extent that these jokes made anyone feel even more isolated or misunderstood or just plain hurt -- please know that was not my intention, at all or ever."
He wrote that some of his Twitter followers told him they were gay and were offended by the joke, although he said he didn't understand it at first. After talking with gay friends, he wrote that he understood the reaction.
Alexander’s full apology can be seen on TwitLonger.