Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is under attack for what is being considered an offensive pun about one of the guest’s on his show’s name, and the name of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Seinfeld has not caved to the pressure being put on him to delete the tweet, which is consistent with his widely publicized opinion that the world is full of “politically correct nonsense.”
— Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) January 26, 2017
However, many offended parties took to twitter to vocalize their shock at Seinfeld’s lack of sensitivity.
— Matt Donaher (@mattdonaher) January 27, 2017
Some were articulate in their outrage.
— no salt nate (@natestradingus) January 26, 2017
Some were more straight forward.
— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) January 26, 2017
Seinfeld has always resisted the idea of bowing to some arbitrary standard of political correctness that is being blown about by whatever happens to be popular at the time, but has built his career without stooping to R-rated routines, preferring observational gags over explicit language and sexual puns.
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