In no way do I condone or endorse what Michael Richards said or did. It is really annoying, and sad, that people are saying that Kramer is a racist.

Michael Richards ceased being Kramer eight years ago.

I would hope that the public would be smart enough to make the distinction between a character on a show, the person playing the character, and me, the person the character was based on.

Of all the articles written about this "incident" my friend Ritch Shydner, a very funny comedian and comedy writer, wrote the most articulate and intelligent Op-Ed piece.

To find out more about Ritch and read his Op-Ed click here.