Lady Gaga may have millions of adoring fans around the globe, but comedian Jerry Seinfeld is not among her beloved “little monsters.” In a story that seems like it was ripped from his own legendary sitcom, Seinfeld tore into the current Rolling Stone cover star during an interview with New York sports talk radio WFAN over the pop star’s recent behavior at a New York Mets game at Citi Field. Gaga attended the game in the studded leather bra she wears in her “Telephone” video and flipped off fans and paparazzi with a defiant middle finger; when she stole the spotlight from the Mets on the field, the team’s front office relocated her to Seinfeld’s vacant luxury box. Seinfeld, a lifelong Mets fan, was infuriated, ESPN reports.
“This woman is a jerk. I hate her,” Seinfeld said of the pop star. “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? It’s pathetic.” The Mets front office later apologized for allowing Gaga to occupy Seinfeld’s luxury box without his permission. “I don’t know what these young people think or how they promote their careers,” Seinfeld added, later joking about her stage name, “If you take one ‘A’ off of that and you’ve got gag.” Despite the tirade, Seinfeld acknowledged his fellow New Yorker’s stage skills. “She is talented,” he added. “I don’t know why she’s doing this stuff.”
Seinfeld’s outburst comes just days after Lady Gaga unnerved front office members of the New York Yankees — the team the Bronx native Gaga actually does root for — by appearing once again in just a bra (and reportedly drunk) in the team’s clubhouse. Gaga showed up in the locker room following the team’s loss to the Mets last Friday and spoke with Yankees’ second baseman Robinson Cano. Gaga’s behavior led to rumors she was “banned” from the Yankees’ clubhouse, but general manager Brian Cashman later clarified that the front office was just upset that she entered the clubhouse after a loss, which is generally frowned upon, according to the New York Post . “She didn’t do anything wrong,” Cashman said. “There is a time and a place for that, and it’s certainly not after a loss and not at the expense of the media doing their job.”
The Mets have rebounded from Gaga’s outrageous day at the ballpark by launching “Go Gaga For Wright Night” for tonight’s game at Citi Field. Mets fans are being asked to show their support for their hot-hitting third baseman by voting for him to appear in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. The first 20,000 fans who show up will receive a giant foam hand with the “Wright finger” — the index finger, not Gaga’s middle finger — pointing upward. As an added bonus, Seinfeld himself will rejoin Mets announcer and Seinfeld guest star Keith Hernandez in the broadcast box during the game.