Seinfeld Picks Up "Telephone" to Blast Lady Gaga

Comic jokes about singer after her attention-starved Mets game appearance

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    Not since the "second spitter" episode has Mets fan Jerry Seinfeld been embroiled in such a controversy, but this time, he's not going to bat for a superstar.

    Lady Gaga's boorish behavior at Citi Field - giving a double bird to fans - got her in so much trouble with team security that she was escorted away from her seat and right up to the funnyman's empty luxury box. That didn't sit well with Seinfeld, who on his long-running sitcom once defended Mets great Keith Hernandez against charges he spat on Kramer and Newman. But there was no sticking up for Lady Gaga when Seinfeld dialed into New York sports radio station WFAN, reported the New York Post.

    “This woman is a jerk. I hate her," Seinfeld joked on the air Monday night. "I can’t believe they put her in my box, which I paid for."

    The wacky "Pokerface" singer showed up late at a June 10 game, but immediately deemed her primo seat to be too close to a pool of photographers. She showed her umbrage by stripping down to her bra and panties, swearing and giving the middle finger to the faithful. While you, gentle reader, would have soon found yourself wandering aimlessly along Roosevelt Avenue, Gaga landed in Jerry's digs.

    "You give people the finger and you get upgraded?" a mockingly incredulous Seinfeld asked radio host Steve Somers. "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?"

    By this point, Seinfeld was warmed up enough to do a whole routine on Gaga.

    "I wish her the best," he said, but "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," he said. "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."

    He added, "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," admitted Seinfeld. "I don’t know why she’s doing this stuff."