NEW YORK -- Lady Gaga's antics at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field have raised the ire of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who ripped her on a New York radio station on Monday night.
"I'm not one of these all-publicity-is-good people," Seinfeld said on WFAN. "People talk about you need exposure -- you could die of exposure ... I don't understand how this is good for her, but I'm sure she understands her milieu better than I ever could."
Seinfeld was linked to Lady Gaga on June 10, when the singer was escorted to his empty luxury box at Citi Field without his permission after she was caught on camera in the stands at a New York Mets game giving the finger to photographers and fans. "This woman is a jerk. I hate her," Seinfeld joked. "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. And why is she giving the finger? How old is the finger? How'd it even get to be the finger? Somewhere along the line somebody decided this is the bad finger."
Seinfeld also said of Lady Gaga, "You take one 'A' off of that and you've got gag."
And he was just getting started. "I don't know what these young people think or how they promote their careers," Seinfeld said. "I'm older, you know, 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 could understand that? He can't understand that. That's a new game, that's kids."
Later in the interview, it was pointed out that Lady Gaga created a stir by inviting herself into the New York Yankees' clubhouse last Friday night. "Oh please," Seinfeld said. "Wake me when it's over. Get an act. Rhinestone bikinis and giving people the finger."
"She is talented," he added. "I don't know why she's doing this stuff."