A meme commemorating Murali’s 800 test wickets
Seinfeld’s Jason Alexander called cricket a gay sport. He’s since apologized to gay people, but not to cricketers. It was, at least, very decent apology to gays. But what about cricket fans? Aside from saying it’s a very athletic sport, he hasn’t really cleared up that cricket is, in fact, awesome. He should watch some Twenty20. That’s pretty ‘manly’, whatever that means.
Here’s the gist of his apology, which is not the usual ‘you made me apologize’ tripe:
For these people, my building a joke upon the premise I did added to the pejorative stereotype that they are forced to deal with everyday. It is at the very heart of this whole ugly world of bullying that has been getting rightful and overdue attention in the media. And with my well-intentioned comedy bit, I played right into those hurtful assumptions and diminishments. (TwitLonger)
It’s nice. But seriously. Where’s the apology to cricket fans*?
* Just kidding btw. I think his remarks were a joke and don’t require an apology. Still nice that he thought it through. At least half way :).