What Kind Said To Jeff Garlin
Richard Kind is a popular TV comedian known for his roles on shows such as “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” In addition, he has taken on many theatrical roles that allow him to demonstrate his acting talent. Some individuals may come for his television work alone but Kind sees this opportunity to challenge himself and expand his range as an actor – using television notoriety to draw larger audiences into theater performances.
The Controversy Surrounding His Statements
Richard Kind made statements during an interview that many found offensive and disrespectful. When probed about allegations against renowned Hollywood execs like Harvey Weinstein, Kind suggested some accusers come forward seeking fame or attention; critics of Kind’s comments took offense to what seemed to be victim-blaming and perpetuation of harmful stereotypes about women reporting sexual assault. Subsequently, Kind apologized for his earlier statements by clarifying he never intended to diminish survivors suffering; rather he expressed frustration over how media covers similar stories.
Kind’s Role in “Curb Your Enthusiasm”
Richard Kind reflects upon his experience appearing as a cast member on the popular television show, “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Traditionally, celebrities appearing on this series played themselves. Jeff Garlin suggested Richard Kind for the part of Cousin Andy; however, at first Larry David thought his fame may compromise his performance; ultimately though he gave in and gave Richard this opportunity.