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Jerry Seinfeld Calls Younger Generation Too Politically Correct

By    |   Monday, 08 June 2015 06:02 PM

Jerry Seinfeld thinks the younger generation is too politically correct – and it's destroying comedy.

Promoting his latest season of the Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Seinfeld bemoaned overly PC millennials.

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When ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd noted comedians like Chris Rock and Larry the Cable Guy refuse to even perform at college campuses because of the potential backlash, Seinfeld agreed.

"I hear that all the time," Seinfeld said. "I don't play colleges, but I hear a lot of people tell me 'don't go near colleges. They're so PC.'"

But Seinfeld added he feels the PC pressure even at home.

"My daughter is 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 weekends so you can see boys,'" he said.

"You know what my daughter says, 'That's sexist,'" Seinfeld said. "They [kids] just want to use these words. 'That's racist. That's sexist. That's prejudice.' They don't even know what the [expletive] they're talking about."

And, he said, the sensibility hurts comedy in general, forcing performers to calculate how to deliver a potentially offensive joke.

"To me it's anti-comedy," he said. "It's more about PC-nonsense."

When asked about comedian Louis C.K., whose recent "Saturday Night Live" monologue compared Mars candy bars to victims of molestation, Seinfeld declared: "Louis' great gift is that he doesn't worry. He just does his thing."

Seinfeld added that he doesn't worry about whether his jokes are PC or not, just if they're funny.

"If I wanted to say something I'd just say it. … the [jokes] I can't make funny, you don't hear," he said.

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Jerry Seinfeld thinks the younger generation is too politically correct - and it's destroying comedy. Promoting his latest season of the Web series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Seinfeld bemoaned overly PC millennials.
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