Jerry Seinfeld Speaks On Being Targeted By Pro-Palestinian Protesters

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( – On Tuesday, Jerry Seinfeld appeared on an episode of the “Honestly” podcase by Bari Weiss where he argued that his comedy show was being targeted by pro-Palestinian protests. He added that this was “dumb” and that the demonstrators needed to aim more correctly. 

Seinfeld, 70, argued that they needed to fix their aim and that they seemed to not understand that comedians did not have control over anything. The comic who is Jewish had previously publicly spoken up about his support for Israel following the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on the country. He has also denounced antisemitism. 

The New York Times former conservative columnist Weiss had previously recalled footage of Seinfeld who had previously faced protesters who had been calling him “Nazi scum” and had argued that he supported genocide.

In May, ahead of Seinfeld’s speech at the Duke University commencement ceremony many of the students had chosen to walk out. 

The Gaza Health Ministry has reported that the war in Gaza has been killing around 35,000 Palestinians. However, in this estimate, they are not making a distinction between combatant deaths and civilians. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Prime Minister of Israel, vowed following the Oct. 7 attack that he would be eliminating Hamas. During the attack in October around 1,200 people died while more than 200 others were kidnapped. 

The Free Press founder Weiss had asked Seinfeld about the protesters. In response, Seinfeld argued that he found the situation comedic to because their rage was off target.

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