What’s the deal with rape?
Jerry Seinfeld‘s been busy promoting Bee Movie, his upcoming children’s flick. This riff, quoted in the Daily News, has some women’s groups stung:
“Bees have the only perfect society on earth … They have no crime, they have no drugs, they have no rape. A little rape, but it’s not that bad.”
“It surprised me, frankly, because I’ve always been a Jerry Seinfeld fan,” Karen Baker, director of the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, told Radar. “With what I hear about every single day, I don’t find anything at all funny about rape, and I don’t like it being made light of. I understand he’s a comedian and he’s inclined to find humor in everything, but it was offensive.”
Says Margaret Mikkelsen, executive director of Students Active For Ending Rape: “I’ve always been a fan of Jerry Seinfeld, but I’m not a fan of rape jokes, whoever’s telling them. Working in the anti-violence field, we get accused of not having a sense of humor. But just because you’re a comedian doesn’t mean that everything that comes out of your mouth is funny.”