Not cricket: actor’s gay slur

2012-06-05 00:00

LOS ANGELES — Actor Jason Alexander, in a sticky wicket after calling cricket “a gay game” on CBS’s Late Late Show, apologised on Sunday.

Having come under fire from the Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation and other groups, the former star of TV’s Seinfeld said that as an actor with many gay friends, he should have known better.

“My daily life is filled with gay men and women, both socially and professionally,” he said in a blog statement.

“I am profoundly aware of the challenges these friends of mine face and I have openly advocated on their behalf. So I can only apologise and I do. In comedy, timing is everything.”

Alexander said that aspects of cricket make it a “gay game” compared to other sports.

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