As part of his online series "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee," Jerry Seinfeld tweeted out a promotion for the upcoming episode with Lewis Black. It didn't go well.
"New! Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee: Lewis Black. Black’s life matters," Seinfeld tweeted.
New! Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee Lewis Black. Black’s life matters. @Acura! https://t.co/MDGxxNNjgz— Jerry Seinfeld (@Jerry Seinfeld)1485438961.0
It's unclear if Seinfeld does his Twitter account himself or has handed it off to a staffer or marketing firm, but those who saw the tweet were not pleased with the joke. The tweet also included his sponsor Acura, which also received some of the backlash for the pun.
Here are a selection of the responses Seinfeld received.
.@JerrySeinfeld Ooof...I wish this was a tweet about nothing.— Pat Byrne (@Pat Byrne)1485461567.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura i love you man but this is disrespectful.— Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black (@Ethereal bisexual who wears mostly black)1485461284.0
@JerrySeinfeld https://t.co/lDCEHSCt19— Timothée (@Timothée)1485466231.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura Jerry may not have meant to be hurtful,but how would many react to a hotdog chain called:"Roasted Anne's Franks?"AWFUL— Alan Jay Spector (@Alan Jay Spector)1485442969.0
@natestradingus @JerrySeinfeld @Acura https://t.co/VhQOgjF2lG— sanningen svider ✠ (@sanningen svider ✠)1485440949.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura https://t.co/THpEM5A8uY— Deck, The Hall (@Deck, The Hall)1485456281.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura what the fuck jerry— Kevin T. Porter (@Kevin T. Porter)1485455865.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura oh Jerry, this isn't going to go well for you.— Joe Rodriquez (@Joe Rodriquez)1485444536.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura Who's writing your tweets now? The Breitbart humor section staff?— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1485456372.0
@JerrySeinfeld @Acura This is worse than the finale of "Seinfeld" which I still don't like.— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1485458661.0