Jerry Seinfeld is no fan of “Keeping up With the Kardashians.”
In fact, the Massapequa-raised comedian says the only time he got “really, really upset” with his 16-year-old daughter, Sascha, was when he discovered her watching the Kardashians on her phone.
“I never lose it around them,” Seinfeld said in an interview with the British fashion website Mr. Porter. “The one time I really, really got upset was when my daughter was watching the Kardashians on her phone in her bed and I could not take that scene. For someone who, for their whole life, television was the Olympics of being a comedian. It [being on television] was only for the very best. You had to have everything. You had to go through all the different hierarchies of your career to get to television.”
And he added: “I’m offended by reality television on many levels and that show, of course, is the premier example of reality television. These people are not doing anything interesting. I lost my temper with that one.”
Elsewhere in the interview, he talks about what it takes to be a great dad (in addition to Sascha, Seinfeld and his wife, Jessica, are parents to son Julian, 14, and Shepherd, 12).
“It’s about, 'I’m going to take care of you in a way you’re not even going to understand till I’m probably dead,' ” he said. “That to me is what being a great dad is. Just dealing with everything you have to deal with, to hang in there. You’re not going to understand your father till way, way deep in your life. You’re not going to understand what he did, the value of what he did.”