Jerry Seinfeld’s present gig is Comedians In Vehicles Getting Espresso, the place he rides round with a few of his well-known pals they usually shoot the breeze. It’s like an off-the-cuff interview present and folks typically prefer it. President Obama even did an episode. Seinfeld declares new episodes on a regular basis on his Twitter, usually doing a bit one-liner joke, which are sometimes cheeseball. Pattern: “New Comedians in Vehicles Getting Espresso! Cedric The Entertainer. No affiliation with Cedric The Common Particular person.”
Effectively, Jerry tried to do a punchy little joke about his newest visitor, skilled disgruntled comic Lewis Black. That is the tweet:
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) January 26, 2017
Do I feel that is humorous? No. I don’t. Do I feel that Jerry Seinfeld must be burned in effigy? Probably not. He tried to jokingly reduce Black Lives Matter – a motion began due to extrajudicial killings of black individuals – by doing a silly play on his visitor’s identify. I feel it is a state of affairs the place the tweet might be deleted and a easy apology ought to be supplied. Whereas I’m not a Seinfeld fan, I severely doubt his intention was to mock BLM or the rationale the motion exists. He was simply making an attempt to be punny and the joke actually, actually didn’t land (particularly judging from the feedback on that tweet).
Jerry can also be a type of “persons are too politically right as of late, nobody will let me say sexist and racist sh-t anymore” comedians. I feel that in all probability explains why Seinfeld didn’t delete the tweet (not less than not but). He thinks he’s simply misunderstood. Dude, we get what you have been making an attempt to do and it’s a nonetheless a reasonably sh-tty joke to make.
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