Jason Alexander in 2007. (Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)

I hope we will someday live in a society where . . . we can all laugh at jokes like these and know that there is no malice or diminishment intended. But we are not there yet.

Jason Alexander apologizing for joking last week on Craig Ferguson’s “Late Late Show” that cricket is a “gay sport.” In a seemingly heartfelt 1,065-word statement, the former “Seinfeld” star agonized that “I should have known better... I now get it.”