Julia Louis-Dreyfus Weighs in on Co-Star Jerry Seinfeld's Controversial Comments

After Jerry Seinfeld faced criticism for his recent comments about the state of comedy, claiming that the "extreme left and P.C. crap" has ruined it, his former Seinfeld co-star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, is sharing her thoughts on the situation, calling complaints such as Seinfeld's a "red flag."

Louis-Dreyfus responded to Seinfeld's opinion in a new interview, eloquently disagreeing with the 70-year-old's divisive opinion. She told The New York Times, "If you look back on comedy and drama both, let's say 30 years ago, through the lens of today, you might find bits and pieces that don't age well."

"And I think to have an antenna about sensitivities is not a bad thing. It doesn't mean that all comedy goes out the window as a result," she went on.

The Veep actress took a stronger stance as she continued, saying, "When I hear people starting to complain about political correctness -- and I understand why people might push back on it -- but to me that's a red flag, because it sometimes means something else."

Louis-Dreyfus made it clear that she disagreed with Seinfeld's comments but didn't make any direct statements or accusations against her former co-star, finishing the conversation by saying, "I believe being aware of certain sensitivities is not a bad thing. I don't know how else to say it."

In a follow-up conversation with the publication, Louis-Dreyfus asserted, “My feeling about all of it is that political correctness, insofar as it equates to tolerance, is obviously fantastic."

In Seinfeld's original interview with The New Yorker, he claimed that comedy television has gone off the tracks, saying that scripts are "policed" and changed, leading to "the end of your comedy."

Not long after he made waves with these comments, Seinfeld went on to say in a podcast appearance that he missed the "agreed-upon hierarchy" of the 1960s and "dominant masculinity," noting, "Yeah, I get the toxic masculinity thing. I get it, but still, I like a real man.”

As of writing, Seinfeld has not responded to Louis-Dreyfus' comments.

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