[picappgallerysingle id="9080452"]Pop diva Lady Gaga has now insulted baseball fans of both the New York Yankees and the NY Mets, so it didn’t take long for super Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld to weigh in on the action. Keep in mind, of course, that Seinfeld is not an innocent bystander in all of this. His luxury box at Citi Field was given for the afternoon to Gaga after he threw a fit–and a finger–during a Mets game.
We think Mr. Seinfeld has a point . . . not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here’s more on the controversy from ESPN:
Lady Gaga’s antics at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have raised the ire of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who ripped her on a New York radio station on Monday night. “I’m not one of these all-publicity-is-good people,” Seinfeld said on WFAN. “People talk about you need exposure — you could die of exposure … I don’t understand how this is good for her, but I’m sure she understands her milieu better than I ever could.”
Seinfeld was linked to Lady Gaga on July 10, when the singer was escorted to his empty luxury box at Citi Field without his permission after she was caught on camera in the stands at a New York Mets game giving the finger to photographers and fans. “This woman is a jerk. I hate her,” Seinfeld joked. “I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for … You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in now? Seinfeld also said of Lady Gaga, “You take one ‘A’ off of that and you’ve got gag.”
Last fall, senior Brian Brochman thought it would be funny to don a Bill Clinton mask, a green thong and some running shoes and streak the homecoming pep rally at Stillwater Area High School (MN). After some detective work, school officials determined who it was and suspended Brochman for two weeks. End of story, right? Well, not exactly because the school allowed a picture of the incident to go into the school’s yearbook. When Brochman’s mommy saw it she was none too happy, calling school officials “hypocritical” for making such a big deal about it at the time, but then memorializing it for all time in the annual publication.
Jennifer Rolf was angry when Stillwater Area High School suspended her son for two weeks after he sprinted through last fall’s homecoming pep rally wearing a mask and a thong. She thought the punishment was extreme, but she let it go. It was over and done.
Her irritation resurfaced when Brian Brochman, a senior, brought home his yearbook. There on the two-page homecoming spread was a photo of him tearing across the gym in a Bill Clinton mask, an olive green thong and running shoes. “The part that really bothers me is that the school made such a big deal about it. They said it was an intolerable act (that) offended parents and staff,” Rolf said. “And here it is in the yearbook. I think it’s hypocritical.”
Principal Ryan Laager said the yearbook, like the school’s newspaper, is a student publication. The students decide what to publish, and there is no prior review. Advisers for the yearbook and paper do a good job of teaching kids about ethical standards, Laager said. The advisers lead the staff through decision-making, coaching them along the way. But ultimately, they let the students call the shots. “I didn’t know the streaking picture was going to be in there,” Laager said. “I would have preferred it not to be, but we don’t censor student publications.”