Jerry Seinfeld Says He Misses ‘Dominant Masculinity’ And People Aren’t Laughing

Jerry Seinfeld said in a podcast week that he likes a “real man” and misses “dominant masculinity,” angering a considerable part of the online population. (Watch the video below.)

“Nothing says frail male ego like talking about ‘dominant masculinity’ this way,” one woman on X wrote.

The comedian was discussing the heavy nostalgia of his early ’60s-set Pop-Tart comedy “Unfrosted” when he joked about wanting to be a real man but falling short. He then appeared to delve into more serious territory.

“It was JFK, it was Muhammad Ali, it was Sean Connery, Howard Cosell ― you can go all the way down there,” Seinfeld told “Honestly” host Bari Weiss in a podcast released Tuesday. “That’s a real man. I want to be like that someday. Well, no, I never really grew up. You don’t want to as a comedian because it’s a childish pursuit, but I miss a dominant masculinity. Yeah, I get the toxic, thank you, but still I like a real man.”

Many viewers pushed back at the “Seinfeld” legend:

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