Jerry Seinfeld Explains His Issue With Political Correctness With 'Gay French King' Joke

Jerry Seinfeld Explains His PC Issue With ‘Gay French King' Joke

Political correctness be damned.

Jerry Seinfeld further explained his issue with the PC police during an appearance on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Tuesday. Meyers said comedy is supposed to push the line, but "there are more people now who will let you know if they think you went over the line than ever before."

Seinfeld agreed.

"They keep moving the lines in for no reason. I do this joke about the way people need to justify their cell phone: ‘I need to have it with me because people are so important.’ I said, ‘Well, they don’t seem very important, the way you scroll through them like a gay French king,'" he said, making an exaggerated hand motion. "I did this line recently in front of an audience -- comedy is where you can kind of feel, like, an opinion -- and they thought, ‘What do you mean, gay? What are you talking about gay? What are you saying gay? What are you doing? What do you mean?’ And I thought, ‘Are you kidding me?’”

"I can imagine a time -- and this is a serious thing -- I could imagine a time now where people would say that’s offensive to suggest that a gay person moves their hands in a flourishing motion, and you now need to apologize," he continued. "There’s a creepy PC thing out there that really bothers me.”

The comments come on the heels of an interview Seinfeld gave to ESPN Radio, during which he said he doesn't perform at colleges because students can be too politically correct for comedy. He said young people just want to throw around terminology like "that's racist" or "that's sexist," but "they don't know what they're talking about."

Watch a clip from "Late Night with Seth Meyers" below.

CORRECTION: This article initially misquoted Seinfeld's remarks on "The Herd with Colin Cowherd."

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