What Jerry Seinfeld said after students stormed out of his Duke college speech

By Bo Beard | May 15, 2024

The walkout

During Jerry Seinfeld's commencement speech at Duke University, a group of students staged a walkout in protest. 

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The walkout was seemingly in response to Seinfeld's public support for Israel, rather than the content of his speech. 

Openly backed Israel

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Seinfeld had openly backed Israel after the Hamas attack in October and had visited a kibbutz to meet with hostages' families in December.