Wills and Kate? Jerry’s ovah it!
The New York-born comic has ruffled feathers all over the UK after slamming the upcoming royal nups between Prince William and his longtime sweetheart Kate Middleton. Seinfeld — who is scheduled to take the stage at London’s O2 Arena this June — was making a promotional appearance on London’s breakfast series Daybreak when he shared his candid, and quite unpopular thoughts on the most-buzzed about wedding of the year, set for April 29 at Westminster Abbey.
“It’s a circus act, it’s an absurd act,” the funnyman remarker sarcastically. “You know, it’s a dress-up. It’s a classic English thing of let’s play dress-up. Let’s pretend that these are special people. OK, we’ll all pretend that — that’s what theater is.”
Seinfeld further ranted: “That’s why the British have the greatest theater in the world. They love to dress up and they love to play pretend. And that’s what the Royal Family is — it’s a huge game of pretend. These aren’t special people, it’s fake outfits, fake phony hats and gowns.”
Tell ‘em why you’re mad, Jerry!
After watching the interview, which was filmed in New York, Daybreak hosts Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles appeared taken aback by Seinfeld’s royal wedding snub.
“How dare he!” Bleakley joked.
Chiles, on the other hand, appeared genuinely offended: “I’ll join in on any of that stuff, if it’s a Brit doing it. But I can’t bear Americans criticising the Royal family. It turns me into a Royalist! He’ll be doing that show from the Tower of London, never mind the O2.”
Of course, this isn’t the first time the former sitcom star’s opinion on a fellow celeb has spurned anger. In 2010, Seinfeld incurred the wrath of Little Monsters after he chided pop star Lady Gaga for sitting in his box seats at a New York Yankees game and flipping off the paparazzi.