On Tuesday’s episode of Entertainment Tonight, Jerry Seinfeld commented that he didn’t “see why it was necessary to fire” Roseanne Barr following her racist tweet about former presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett. The sitcom icon is currently making the rounds to promote the new season of his Netflix series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.
“Why would you murder someone who’s committing suicide?” Seinfeld asked in the ET interview. “But I never saw someone ruin their entire career with one button push. That was fresh.”
The New York actor didn’t stop there, going so far as to say that The Conners, the Roseanne spinoff premiering this fall, should replace Barr with another comedian.
“I think they should get another Roseanne,” he said. “They brought Dan Conner back, he was dead and they brought him back. So, why can’t we get another Roseanne? There are other funny women that could do that part. You need to get the comic in there. I hate to see a comic lose a job.”
It’s so interesting for Seinfeld to comment about a fellow comedian instantaneously ruining her career considering what happened to Michael Richards aka Kramer. For nearly a decade, Seinfeld and Richards worked side-by-side as dependent neighbors on the acclaimed NBC sitcom Seinfeld. Several years after the series ended, Richards performed a racist stand-up set at a comedy club that forced the comedian into early retirement.
To catch more of Jerry Seinfeld’s unique brand of honesty, tune into the new season of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee premiering on Netflix on Friday, July 6.
More in News
Sophie Turner Quitting Acting
The Game of Thrones actress has been done filming Season 8 since last summer, and apparently she’s been on a hiatus...April 17, 2019
Hoda Kotb Adopts Her Second Child
Following Tuesday morning’s episode of Today, the co-anchor announced via phone that she has adopted a second child, a daughter named...April 16, 2019
Wendy Williams Files for Divorce
Yesterday, it was confirmed that the daytime talk show host has officially filed for divorce from her husband of over two...April 12, 2019
Nipsey Hussle Memorial Service Draws Thousands
The late rapper’s ‘Celebration of Life’ is taking place at the Staples Center today, and TMZ is live streaming what’s expected...April 11, 2019
Charles Van Doren Dead at 93
Charles Van Doren, one of the most infamous TV game show contestants of all time, has passed away. Advertisement According...April 10, 2019
Kim Kardashian Taking Bar Exam in 2022
The reality star has plans to follow in her father Robert Kardashian’s footsteps by becoming an attorney, and she’s aiming to...April 10, 2019