What’s really funny is that a Jerry Seinfeld tweet causing outrage sounds like it could have been an episode of Seinfeld. But Jerry, no fan of political correctness (see Jerry Seinfeld Claims Liberal Colleges are Killing Comedy and Jerry Seinfeld Doubles Down On Liberal, PC Comments), is in trouble over this. Well, not “trouble” as much as SJWs whining…
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) January 26, 2017
Get it? The comedian’s name is Lewis Black therefore Black’s (the comedian) life matters. Get it? It’s a play on words! Punny, even!
It’s not even a good joke. I’m certain Jerry knows it’s not a good joke but he most likely did it for the cheese factor. Or maybe he’s sly enough he knew it would cause an outrage thus greater coverage. No such thing as bad publicity and what not.
But of course…
— no salt nate (@natestradingus) January 26, 2017
— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) January 26, 2017
— Bunny Fluffy (@Bunyflufy) January 27, 2017
— Listener (@podcastjudge) January 26, 2017
— nasty woman (@MooreLove2016) January 27, 2017
The only thing I find disappointing? The interview with Lewis Black is obviously already recorded. The two comedians would have probably done five minutes on this while driving to the coffee shop. Hopefully, Jerry can make it through the day without a publicist apologizing on his behalf.
Look, comedy aside for a teensy second, isn’t the outrage brigade getting a bit old hat? Jerry Seinfeld wrote some words. He didn’t even say them. We’re not even sure if he wrote them or a social media manager typed them. But they’re a conglomeration of letters on a screen. They’re not public policy. They’re not law. They’re not calling for murder, rape, pillaging, or redefining beauty standards with Lena Dunham as the new bearer of all things hawt. Jerry Seinfeld made a corny pun. If anything we should be offended by how lazy it was. Not that it hurt the little delicate feelings of digital princes and princesses. You people need to sort out your priorities.
Let’s hope if the comedian feels wrongly compelled to apologize, he does it in the most Jerry Seinfeld way possible.