Jerry Seinfeld on Political Correctness: ‘There’s a Creepy PC Thing Out There’ (Video)

Comedian tells Seth Meyers how he has faced backlash for controversial jokes

Jerry Seinfeld continued his crusade against political correctness on Tuesday’s episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers.”

When Meyers pointed out that there are plenty of people willing to tell someone they have gone over the line, Seinfeld said, “But they keep moving the lines in for no reason.”

The “Seinfeld” star and creator said that a joke he includes in his stand up act about people looking like “a gay French king” when scrolling through their phones caused some immediate backlash.

“I did this line recently in front of an audience and comedy’s where you can feel an opinion,” he said. “And they thought, ‘What do you mean gay? Why are you saying gay?'”

In a recent interview with ESPN, Seinfeld had said he will not play college campuses because of the atmosphere of political correctness. “They just want to use these words: ‘That’s racist;’ ‘That’s sexist;’ ‘That’s prejudice,'” he said. ‘They don’t know what the f–k they’re talking about.”

“I talk about the subjects I talk about because for some reason I can make them funny,” he said. “The ones I can’t make funny, you don’t hear.”

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