Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked a fight with Jerry Seinfeld for one reason no one saw coming

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Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most acclaimed comedians of all time.

But one of his former co-stars on Seinfeld doesn’t like his act. 

And Julia Louis-Dreyfus picked a fight with Jerry Seinfeld for one reason no one saw coming.

Jerry Seinfeld says that woke cancel culture killed comedy on TV

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld blamed the Left and woke cancel culture for killing off TV sitcoms during an interview with the New Yorker in April.

He said that classic sitcoms in the mold of Cheers, All in the Family, and M*A*S*H had disappeared from the airwaves.

“Well, guess what — where is it? This is the result of the extreme Left and P.C. crap, and people worrying so much about offending other people,” Seinfeld said. 

He added that woke writers’ rooms were scrubbing the good jokes out of scripts. 

“But when you write a script and it goes into four or five different hands, committees, groups — ‘Here’s our thought about this joke,’” Seinfeld added. “Well, that’s the end of your comedy.”

He claimed that his beloved NBC sitcom Seinfeld couldn’t get made in today’s climate in Hollywood.

And the fall TV lineup for the major broadcast networks backs him up.

No new comedies were picked up by any of the four major broadcast networks.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus blasts Jerry Seinfeld for calling out woke culture

Seinfeld’s former co-star Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Elaine Benes on Seinfeld – came to the defense of political correctness and attacked him in a New York Times interview. 

“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 claimed. “I believe being aware of certain sensitivities is not a bad thing.”

The Times asked her if Seinfeld could get made today.

“Probably not. I mean, what the hell is happening in network television anymore?” Louis-Dreyfus explained.

“So I would say one main reason it wouldn’t be made now is because it’s hard to get anything different recognized,” Louis-Dreyfus added. “Particularly nowadays, everyone’s sort of running scared.”

She later added that anything that promotes tolerance, even political correctness, is a good thing.

“My feeling about all of it is that political correctness, insofar as it equates to tolerance, is obviously fantastic,” Louis-Dreyfus stated. “And of course I reserve the right to boo anyone who says anything that offends me, while also respecting their right to free speech, right?”

Louis-Dreyfus and Seinfeld went on two very different career paths after Seinfeld went off the air in 1998.

She stayed in Hollywood to continue starring on TV sitcoms and in movies.

Seinfeld has focused on his career as a stand-up comedian.

That’s why he can freely call out the Left for ruining comedy.

He doesn’t have a career to lose in Hollywood.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a typical Hollywood Democrat who won’t say anything to rock the boat because she doesn’t want to get canceled.