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Seinfeld to liberals: Stop the “creepy PC thing”

Seinfeld to liberals: Stop the “creepy PC thing”

“There’s a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me.”

The day Caitlyn Jenner’s Vanity Fair cover was revealed, I made a joke about it. It wasn’t anything particularly crude or shocking, and it didn’t go any further than the mildest joke you would have seen on Twitter that day, but I still fielded text messages chewing me out for being “insensitive” and “transphobic” by chittering outrage squirrels who don’t understand what phobic means.

People in general have accepted that for the most part, comedy comes from a dark place. It’s the knee-jerk reaction that you repress, but that the comedian packages and splatters on the wall for the world to see. That being said, even the world’s most popular creative talents are getting the sense that, when it comes to comedy, the general population would much rather not laugh at the expense of the bubble-wrapped classes that the left so jealously shields from criticism.

On last night’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, comedian Jerry Seinfeld joined Seth and New Yorker editor David Remnick and unleashed on today’s PC culture that can’t even handle a lighthearted joke about social media that happens to have the word “gay” in it.


From USA Today:

Meyers asked where comedians like Seinfeld have to draw the line, and Seinfeld bemoaned the ever-changing parameters of the “line,” especially when it comes to making gay jokes. “They keep moving the lines in for no reason,” Seinfeld said.

He then described a joke he recently made about how people always need to justify how they’re always on their cell phone.

“I say, ‘They don’t seem very important, the way you scroll through (your phone) like a gay French king.’ … I did this line recently in front of an audience, and comedy is where you can feel an opinion. And they thought, ‘What do you mean gay? What are you talking about gay? What are you doing? What do you mean?’ And I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?'”

It’s not just the general PC crowd that has Seinfeld down. Earlier this week, he made waves after a radio interview in which he explained that college crowds have become all but impossible to play to. One supremely offended student even penned a response to Seinfeld’s sins, proving once and for all that Seinfeld is right, and social justice warriors have absolutely no sense of humor. (Click here to expose yourself to a college student using phrases like “appropriately sexist.”)

I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Seinfeld’s rant is one of the more important recent developments in pop culture. It’s not enough for scrappy bloggers to rail against the PC establishment; we need big voices to fill the void, to stand up and say no to the outraged classes who are so dedicated to the idea of being outraged that they’ll move the goalposts in an effort to convince everyone that if they’re not offended, they should be.

Saying no is all we can do—but if I can make people laugh while doing it, that’ll make the whole ordeal a lot more tolerable.


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Not A Member of Any Organized Political | June 10, 2015 at 5:29 pm

The young’uns have been brainwashed.

Do they have actual classes in school and college to be lobotomized that way now????

Snark Snark for the humor bereft!

Help stop HBD (Humor Bereft Disease) today!

To paraphrase one great comedian’s statement recently: “Stupid people have no sense of humor.”

    Not A Member of Any Organized Political in reply to Not A Member of Any Organized Political. | June 10, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    So I guess that statement works in reverse also.

    To make people stupid (and to brainwash them) deny them any humor. Brow beat and bully them if they exhibit any innocent, normal sense of humor till they’re stupid.

    Is that how it works?

Is no room in Kollektiv for this humor you speak of.

There is little cause to be gay these days. There is a progressive trend for people to be cynical and sullen. Comedians should avoid these people… or perhaps they will have a therapeutic effect.

    n.n in reply to n.n. | June 10, 2015 at 6:09 pm

    Perhaps they are referring to trans orientations and behaviors, but that is a comprehensive classification of all dysfunctional and deviant behaviors, including, especially abortionists.

Henry Hawkins | June 10, 2015 at 6:28 pm

Straightforward, Soviet-style indoctrination at the university level after pre-conditioning in the public school system.

…and NO more PC economics where economists want you to spend yourself into debt and servitude to restore the economy they screwed up! No more stupid stuff from Obama and the Demolishocrats! No more bullying of businesses by the political class! No more global warming shake-down scientism! No more BS! These are the things that need to be politically corrected.

Comics should have been shooting barbs into these inflexible and intolerant types all along, but generally the big-ticket acts have been slacking off. Like that liberal professor who recently complained in Vox about the dangers posed by his perpetually offended students, Seinfield seems to be a bit late to the party. Now that the problem is metastasizing, and the thought-control types are a problem for him, he notices that The Beast has no compunctions about consuming us all. Well, color me unimpressed … though better late than never, maybe.

When the Court Jester picks sides, and lets off too many of the authoritarian types who should be his proper targets, he’s failed his primary social function, and become just another propagandist.

Am I the only one who read that “One supremely offended student’s” penned response to Seinfeld’s sins as satire and actually agreeing with Seinfeld?