Jerry Seinfeld gets heat for edgy joke
Question: is it OK to joke about rape when you're talking about insects?
That's what some people are wondering this afternoon as Jerry Seinfeld is getting a little heat from anti-rape groups (hmmm...I would hope that every group is anti-rape, but I digress...) for a remark he made to the New York Daily News promoting his Bee Movie flick:
"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."
Radar is reporting that the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Students Active For Ending Rape, and The Rape Abuse and Incest Network are all calling Seinfeld's joke offensive and shocking. But I wonder, don't people understand that just because a comic jokes about something doesn't mean he endorses what he is joking about? Or are there some things you just can't joke about?
Maybe he should call Michael Richards for advice...
Update: Seinfeld has apologized: "I don't find anything funny about rape. I was only referring to the insect world. I'm sorry if anyone got upset."