Actor Jason Alexander was chastised for calling Cricket a “gay game.”
The former Seinfeld star issued an official apology over the weekend after he referred to cricket as a “gay game” while appearing on CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson.
“It’s the pitch,” he said to Ferguson. “It’s the weirdest… It’s not like a manly baseball pitch; it’s a queer British gay pitch.”
Immediately GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, as well as several of Alexander’s Twitter followers took umbrage.
Alexander’s mea culpa read: “I should know better. My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally. I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf,” the statement read, in part….So, I can only apologize and I do. In comedy, timing is everything. And when a group of people are still fighting so hard for understanding, acceptance, dignity and essential rights—the time for some kinds of laughs has not yet come. I hope my realization brings some comfort.”Note the date on this article may be incorrect due to importing it from our old system.