by Carmen Van Kerckhove
I was wondering when the first celebrity racist incident would occur in 2007. I didn’t expect it to come from Anthony Michael Hall though. From TMZ.com, where you can also view the video:
Brat packer Anthony Michael Hall used the N-word twice while signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans last night, and it all went down outside the Laugh Factory, of all places.
Hall, the star of such 80s classics as “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club,” uttered several obscenities as he joked around with fans and photographers outside the same Hollywood comedy club where Michael Richards made his infamous rant back in November. When a particularly large, Hispanic looking fan came up to Hall looking to take a picture with him, Hall jokingly said, “I am scared of this nigga right here.”
About a minute or two later, while posing for a pic with another fan, Hall says to someone off camera, “What up nigga?”
Throughout the video, Hall half-seriously told several people to “get the f**k out of here” and joked that the cameraman would sell the video to a TV show — ha, close! During the taping, Hall also joked several times about being high.
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