Jerry Seinfeld Too Rich And Disconnected From Society To Realize That Not Everyone Will Love A Rape Joke


Jerry Seinfeld was speaking about that stupid bee movie called, uh, “Bee Movie” and made a joke about rape. I know it’s thrilling to make jokes about taboo subjects. Yesterday I was acting whimsical and kidding around about the seriousness of subjects like bulimia and Lou Gehrig’s disease. And of course, someone’s grandma died from it and told me and I felt like a dick. It lasted about three seconds, but that’s three seconds of proof that I have a conscience! Anyway – people got up in arms about Jerry rape-jokin’.

Promoting his new animated film, Bee Movie, in the New York Daily News today, the usually family-friendly comic quipped, “Bees have the only perfect society on earth … They have no crime, they have no drugs, they have no rape. A little rape, but it’s not that bad.”

Karen Baker, director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, says she has trouble understanding why Seinfeld would make such a joke, particularly in the context of a film for children. “It surprised me, frankly, because I’ve always been a Jerry Seinfeld fan,” she says. “With what I hear about every single day, I don’t find anything at all funny about rape, and I don’t like it being made light of. I understand he’s a comedian and he’s inclined to find humor in everything, but it was offensive.”

Sounds like Jerry was tired of promoting this bullshit and kamikazied his way out of it. This is like the time Julia Roberts was promoting “Charlotte’s Web” and made jokes about kiddie porn. Enough contact with Dakota Fanning, and the part of your brain that tells you right from wrong will be erased as well. Is she in “Bee Movie”? Now I get it, Jerry.