Jerry Seinfeld’s getting some attention over some recent remarks he made about how political correctness is affecting comedy. Salon’s Anna Silman (and Anna Silman) wrote about it:
Speaking on ESPN Radio’s “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” on Thursday, Jerry Seinfeld weighed in on the issue of political correctness as it pertains to comedy. Asked by Cowherd if PC culture hurts comedy, Seinfeld responded definitively: “Yes, it does.”
He went on: “I don’t play colleges but I hear a lot of people tell me, ‘Don’t go near colleges, they’re so pc.’ I’ll give you an example: My daughter’s 14. My wife says to her, ‘Well, you know, in the next couple of years, I think maybe you’re going to want to hang around the city more on the weekends so you can see boys.’ You know, my daughter says, ‘That’s sexist.’ They just want to use these words. ‘That’s racist. That’s sexist. That’s prejudice.’ They don’t even know what they’re talking about.”
Here’s how Salon characterized his remarks in a tweet:
Condescending, huh? Care to explain how, Salon?
Yeah, that sounds about right.
Heh. Yep. For what it’s worth, Seinfeld’s exactly right.
Hey, here’s a thought:
There we go!