Jerry Seinfeld stirred up some controversy after telling NBC's Brian Williams that he identifies with the autism spectrum. The reactions were immediate and passionate.Some activists have said that Jerry was shamed and bullied back into the closet.
Last week, Jerry reportedly backtracked. Outlets like the LA Times are claiming he self--diagnosed, and that he is now "recanting."
So, what is really going on? Did Jerry self--diagnose and then backtrack? Did he disclose that he identified, then felt the need to clarify---or backtrack? Is it all a misunderstanding? Does it matter?
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From our family to yours--have a safe, joyful holiday.
Photo: Jerry Seinfeld tells reporter Brian Williams that he believes he could be on the autism spectrum. (Dave Kotinsky / Getty Images)
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