Today in First-World Problems: Seinfeld Hates on Lady Gaga

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To borrow a favorite refrain of blog comment trolls, there’s oil spilling into the ocean, soldiers are dying in Afghanistan… and Jerry Seinfeld is angry about Lady Gaga sitting in his fancy Mets seats. In an interview on WFAN radio, Seinfeld had some harsh words for the pop star who was seated in his private Citi Field box after being besieged by paparazzi at a June 10 Mets game. We are big fans of both parties here, but we sure wish Seinfeld would stop talking like Frank Costanza. Some choice quotes are after the jump.

“This woman is a jerk. I hate her… I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for.”

“You give people the finger and you get upgraded? Is that the world we’re living in now?”

“Why is she giving the finger? How old is the finger? How’d it even get to be the finger?”

“You take one ‘A’ off of that and you’ve got gag.”

“I don’t know what these young people think or how they promote their careers. I’m older, I’m 56. I look at Lady Gaga the way Keith Hernandez watches these kids when they pull the pocket out, they wear the inside-out pocket. … Do you think he understands that? He can’t understand that. That’s a new game, that’s kids.”

“I’m not one of these all-publicity-is-good people. People talk about you need exposure — you could die of exposure… She is talented. I don’t know why she’s doing this stuff.”