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Saturday, 28 January 2017 04:23

Jerry Seinfeld Slammed for Insensitive Black Lives Matter Tweet

Written by  Joyce Chen

Not quite LOLing. Jerry Seinfeld was slammed for an insensitive Black Lives Matter tweet he sent out on Thursday, January 26, in conjunction with his TV series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.

“New!” the 62-year-old Seinfeld alum wrote. “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Lewis Black. Black’s life matters.” The tweet follows the same format that the comedian uses for all his guests. (The tweet from one week prior read: “New Comedians. Cars Getting Coffee! Cedric The Entertainer. No affiliation with Cedric The Regular Person.”)

Twitter users were quick to spot the distasteful joke and call Seinfeld out on the thoughtless blunder.

@JerrySeinfeld@Acura This is worse than the finale of "Seinfeld" which I still don't like.

— Benjamin Siemon (@BenjaminJS) January 26, 2017

@JerrySeinfeld@Acura what the fuck jerry

— Kevin T. Porter (@KevinTPorter) January 26, 2017

@This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./kHUVBEovnf

— nate lee (@nately) January 26, 2017

@JerrySeinfeld Now I see why Larry David wrote all the jokes.

— Tyler Conway (@jtylerconway) January 26, 2017

@JerrySeinfeld@Acura Hey I know you think college kids are too PC but I'm in my 30s and this crap was really offensive and lame.

— Matt Donaher (@mattdonaher) January 27, 2017

Seinfeld has been a proponent for loosening up censorship on comedians in the past.

Read more at USMagazine

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I don't get it.

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I'm black and I found the comment hilarious. It was a great play on words. It's only a sensitive subject if you say it is. A comedian should be able to use anything that's in our culture as subject matter for jokes. It's to show you how not to take things so seriously. No apology needed.

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