LOS ANGELES — Jerry Seinfeld has changed his opinion of Lady Gaga, who was taken to his private box at the Mets’ Citi Field after showing photographers her middle finger at a game earlier this month.
Previously, Seinfeld released a statement noting that his family took “an optimistic view of Lady Gaga’s gesture as a sign that she wants the Mets to be in first place as badly as they do,” but during an interview on New York’s WFAN Sports Radio with Steve Somers, he changed his tune.
“You know, I changed my mind. I hate her,” Seinfeld said in his typical rant style after the sports jock pointed out that Gaga was taken to the comic’s seats after flicking off the photogs. “I can’t believe they put her in my box — that I paid for! You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in now? I mean ...”
Seinfeld said he didn’t learn that the bikini-wearing Gaga was taken to his seats until later that night when he came for the second game of the day.
“How would I know anything? I wasn’t even there ... I came for the night game and heard all about it,” he said. “She’s a jerk. ... What is she giving the finger (for)? What’s the finger anyway? Speaking of interesting and new, how old is the finger, how did it even get to be the finger?
“Get an act,” Seinfeld continued. “Rhinestone bikinis and giving people the finger? But she is talented. I don’t know why she’s doing this stuff.”
When informed that Gaga got special treatment at a Yankee’s game recently, Seinfeld said he’d had enough.
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“Oh please, wake me when it’s over,” he said.
Earlier in the broadcast Seinfeld also wondered aloud if Gaga’s act was just a game.
“I wish her the best. You know, you take one ‘A’ off of that and you’ve got ‘gag,’ ” he laughed.
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