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    “I Always Wanted To Be A Real Man”: Jerry Seinfeld Says He Misses “Dominant Masculinity” In Society

    Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is known for his dark humor, though they are also criticized by many. However, the star has rarely been bothered by what others think. Keeping the same unfazed approach, Seinfeld isn’t losing sleep over the negative reviews for his new film, ‘Unfrosted‘, now streaming on Netflix.

    After the film received some backlash for its humor, the comedian opened up about some of his views on masculinity in today’s age. Being the ever-controversial man that he is, Seinfeld has stirred another controversy with his comments made during the interview on the ‘Honestly With Bari Weiss‘ podcast. Here’s what he said.

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    Jerry Seinfeld Says His Comedy’s Criticism Amuses Him

    Jerry Seinfeld
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld spoke about the criticism his latest film ‘Unfrosted‘ is receiving and also opened up about his views about masculinity after the film debuted to mixed reviews. Currently holding a 43% score on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received some feeble reception.

    However, Seinfeld remains unfazed as his honed career has made him immune to criticism. In fact, he finds the worst reviews particularly amusing. “The only thing I want to read are the absolute worst reviews the movie received because there is nothing funnier to me than people complaining that [they] didn’t laugh,” he explained during the interview.

    They want to laugh. I related to it. I get it. I think it’s funny that you hated it because you wanted to laugh and you didn’t laugh,” he added.

    Seinfeld said that he embraces the criticism, as he knows it’s impossible to please everyone. “It’s funny! It doesn’t matter what you think of me. Why would I think that I’m going to make something that everyone will like? What sense does that make? You have to be insane to think like that,” he said.

    If you’re built right as a stand-up comic you don’t care what people think of [you]. I’m doing my gig, I’m getting the laughs and getting the money and getting the hell out of here,” he continued.

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    Jerry Seinfeld Says He Misses “Agreed Upon Hierarchy” Of The Olden Days

    Jerry Seinfeld
    Jerry Seinfeld

    Jerry Seinfeld’s latest film ‘Unfrosted‘ is based on true events, although it offers a fictionalized account of the 1960s breakfast war between Kellogg’s and Post that led to the creation of the Pop-Tart. Reflecting on that era, Seinfeld opened up about his nostalgia for the period’s “agreed upon hierarchy” and “dominant masculinity“. The comedian said that these elements have have faded over time.

    We have no sense of hierarchy,” he lamented. “As humans, we don’t really feel comfortable with that. That is part of what…if you want to talk about nostalgia, that is part of what makes [the 1960s] attractive looking back.”

    Seinfeld also talked about the “real men” of that era, naming figures like JFK, Muhammad Ali, Sean Connery, and Howard Cosell as his role models. “Another thing, as a man… I always wanted to be a real man. When I was in that era, it was JFK, Muhammad Ali, Sean Connery, Howard Cosell. That’s a real man! I wanted to be like that someday. Well, no. I never really grew up,” he said.

    You don’t want to as a comedian because it’s a childish pursuit. I miss a dominant masculinity. I get the toxic thing… but still I like a real man,” he said, stirring another pot.

    Unfrostedis available for streaming on Netflix.

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    Aishwarya is a Senior Sub-Editor at First Curiosity. Working as a news writer for over 3 years, she has written on an array of things for a couple of media houses in different capacities. With writing as her outlet, she is now exploring the world of art and glamour. Her love for films and writing stems from her fondness for words and all things artsy. An avid reader and writer alike, Aishwarya likes to delve into any and all forms of art.

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