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Jerry Seinfeld's Acceptance Speech Is a Little Painful to Watch — Especially for People Who Work in Advertising

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"I love advertising because I love lying."

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"I love advertising because I love lying."

So began Jerry Seinfeld's part-funny, part-brutal acceptance speech.

The veteran comedian was accepting a Clio award this week for his advertising work for Acura, and he used the opportunity to skewer the industry honoring him, saying:

I just want to enjoy the commercial. We know the product is going to stink. We know that because we live in the world, and we know that everything stinks. We all believe, 'Hey, maybe this one won't stink.' We are a hopeful species. Stupid but hopeful. But we're happy in that moment between the commercial and the purchase. And 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.

Watch the whole, slightly uncomfortable speech here:

(H/T: Mediaite)

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