Jerry Seinfeld, who spends a lot of his time these days appearing in commercials, showed up to the Clio Awards, where they hand out awards for best commercials. There, he laid into the advertising industry with a speech that was as damning as it was funny. Seinfeld devoted practically the entire speech to how pointless and misleading commercials are, and yet, got nothing but laughs from the advertising industry in the audience.
“I love advertising because I love lying,” Seinfeld began, before later adding, “I think spending your life trying to dupe innocent people out of hard-won earnings to buy useless, low-quality, misrepresented items and services is an excellent use of your energy.”
Later in the speech, Seinfeld continued:
Because a brief moment of happiness is pretty good. I also think that just focusing on making money and buying stupid things is a good way of life. I believe materialism…
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