Jerry Seinfield Calls Chris Rock Best Friend; Banned From UCLA
LA- It looks like the former beloved star of the hit sitcom Seinfield may meet the same fall-from-grace of fellow former cast member Michael Richards, due to some highly offensive and insensitive language used this past Sunday.
Controversial comedian Jerry Seinfield made tabloid headlines this past year with accusations of omitting African Americans from his web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. More recently he’s received backlash for stating his preference not to perform at college campus oriented shows. According to Gawker, Jerry may have topped both these scandals and committed career suicide with one single answer to a standard interview question.
During a Q&A with The Hollywood Reporter, the observational comedy pioneer was asked “What were some memorable moments from your hit web show?”
“Well, for me, the most memorable guests are my friends.” Seinfield answers, innocently and judgement neutral enough. But then he continues: “Take Chris Rock for example, that guy has been one of my best friends for years. Every conversation I have with him is pretty memorable. What a guy!”
“What a despicable moronic piece of shit” writes Gawker blogger Henry Perez. “To call Chris Rock a best friend is offensive to literally everyone, except Chris Rock. When you call someone a best friend you are devaluing everyone around them. You can call someone a friend, that’s fine. A buddy even. But when you throw adjectives like ‘best’ and ‘greatest’, it implies a sense of superiority. He’s minimized every one of his so called pals and has virtually insulted the people of America. He is also unfairly putting enormous pressure on Mr. Rock. ”
As Internet users are proving, Jerry has a long history with poor use of the BF word. A video of Seinfield’s 1999 wedding, where he address his best man as “One of his dearest friends” has been viewed over 100,000,000 times. “Appalling.” Perez wrote. "Those poor people in the audience were victims that day."
Jerry was scheduled to give a keynote speech for UCLA’s class of 2015 this Wednesday. He is no longer allowed on the premises and will be replaced by popular comic Sinbad.
The dean/master of ceremonies made a public comment this morning : “UCLA values all friends and acquaintances equally. It has been brought to our attention that Jerry Seinfield values friends over others. It has also come to our attention he values family over others as well. In his autobiography Seinlanguange, he states the book is dedicated to his ‘Wonderful parents, Betty and Cal, and wonderful sister Carolyn.’ We can’t endorse a man who implies that not all parents are wonderful, or sisters for that matter. With that said we are excited for Sinbad’s speech.”
“Wow.” Is the only word Chris Rock Tweeted this morning. Clearly he is appalled as well.
-WILLIAM DAVIS PARKER