Jerry Seinfeld’s latest stab at humor doesn’t appear to be flying with a lot of people on social media.
The former “Seinfeld” star caught heat on his Twitter account Tuesday, after posting a wisecrack about his recent visit to an airbase in Israel.
“JERRY SEINFELD AT ISRAEL’S RAMON AIRBASE WITH THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE,” a tweet from Seinfeld’s Twitter account proclaimed Tuesday morning, along with a link to a story about the visit.
The tweet also included the line, “Bombing. World of difference between them and me.”
While the line was an evident reference to the concept of comedians “bombing” onstage, plenty of people thought that yes, it was wrong, and he should have not done that.
“Imperialists in Weapons getting Occupation,” read one reply, a play on Seinfeld’s series “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee.”
“You don’t get a pass on this Mr. Seinfeld,” read another reply.
“Hmmm. Scoring jokes on the mass destruction of human lives seems like a questionable idea,” another commenter suggested.
“Look at Jerry joking about apartheid,” another disapproving response read.
“Looks like the jerk store just replenished its stock of you,” read another response, referencing — well, if you haven’t already gotten that reference, you probably wouldn’t be reading this in the first place.
“Such poor taste,” another critic said.
“How does it feel being with a terrorist army of an illegal regime that kills children?” read another response. “Btw, how many children have you killed today?”
JERRY SEINFELD AT ISRAEL’S RAMON AIRBASE WITH THE ISRAELI AIR FORCE
Bombing. World of difference between them and me.
– Jerry Seinfeld (@JerrySeinfeld) January 9, 2018
This isn’t the first time that Seinfeld’s humor has failed to charm the Twitter masses. Last year, he was greeted with criticism over a tweet promoting an episode of “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee” featuring his fellow comedian Lewis Black.
“Black’s life matters,” Seinfeld wrote at the time, playing off of the Black Lives Matter movement, which gained popularity amid a rash of police violence toward African Americans.
“This is worse than the finale of ‘Seinfeld’ which I still don’t like,” wrote one detractor, who also replied, “Who’s writing your tweets now? The Breitbart humor section staff?”
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