Larry David’s comedian daughter Cazzie David wasn’t quite as amused as other social media users when she saw the now-viral video of her dad plugging his ears at New York Fashion Week — in fact, she just found it sad.
Earlier this month, the 74-year-old Curb Your Enthusiasm star was pictured sitting front row at Staud’s Spring/Summer 2022 show — but far from enjoying the hot ticket, David appeared quite unhappy, lowering his head and plugging his ears to the loud music.
The moment quickly went viral and left many social media users in stitches over how out-of-place he looked, as well as his on-brand reaction.
But speaking on the Call Her Daddy podcast today, his 27-year-old daughter Cazzie described the clip as ‘disturbing,’ adding that it was clear to her that he was ‘miserable’ and ‘having a breakdown.’
Chatting on the podcast, Cazzie also spoke candidly about her relationship history, describing a past abusive relationship and scoffing at the ’embarrassing’ rumor she is asexual.
Viral moment: Earlier this month, Larry David, 74, was pictured sitting front row at Staud’s Spring/Summer 2022 show
Too loud: Far from enjoying the hot ticket, David appeared quite unhappy, lowering his head and plugging his ears to the loud music
Not funny: His 27-year-old daughter Cazzie described the clip as ‘disturbing,’ adding that it was clear to her that he was ‘miserable’ and ‘having a breakdown’
‘It was simply just too loud for him to be there. It’s very sad,’ she added
Photos of David were some of the moment popular snaps of at New York Fashion Week, and video filmed by The Cut’s Emilia Petrarca, who was also at the show, was dubbed the ‘best post about fashion week.’
Others described it ‘truly and utterly iconic,’ museum-worthy, ‘perfect,’ and ‘everything,’ with some assuming he was filming a bit.
But Cazzie insists it was no bit — and she knows her dad was truly in distress at the moment.
‘I found it so disturbing,’ she said of the clip. ‘I’m happy everyone thought it was so funny and relatable.
‘For me, it was like this is a man who was dragged to some place he doesn’t want to be, that he didn’t know what it would be. He doesn’t know what a fashion show is.
‘He didn’t want to go obviously. Like, I know him. So, the moment that’s going viral that’s, like, me watching my dad — he looks like he’s having a breakdown, like truly,’ she went on.
‘Me and my sister texted it to each other and we were both like, oy. This is so sad,’ she said
‘He looks so miserable and I obviously don’t like seeing my dad miserable, whether or not it’s funny. But he would also never do something to try and be funny. I don’t think he’s ever done anything in his life like that to be funny.
Though she didn’t ask her dad about the show, she and her sister Romy, 26, discussed it.
‘Me and my sister texted it to each other and we were both like, oy. This is so sad,’ she said. ‘It’s so weird how different your reaction can be than someone else’s.
‘It was simply just too loud for him to be there. It’s very sad,’ she added.
Cazzie also shifted gears to talk about abusive relationships, admitting that she had been held ’emotionally hostage’ in the past by someone she thought she’d spent her whole life with.
Cazzie previously dated Saturday Night Live’s Pete Davidson from 2006 to 2008, though she didn’t say whether he or someone else was the ex in question.
Most recently, she has been linked to singer John Mayer, and was spotted dining out with him in May — though a source told E! News it was not romantic and Mayer is single.
Exes: Cassie also discussed a past relationship but didn’t share the ex’s name. Her most well-known ex is SNL’s Pete Davidson, whom she dated from 2016 to 2018
She’s been recently linked to John Mayer, though a publicist for the singer insisted he is single
Reflecting on a former relationship, when she was ‘very young,’ she discussed how an abusive ex preyed on her insecurities and used lovebombing – the act of lavishing someone with attention in order to manipulate them – to reel her in.
‘A simple thing about lovebombing, you’re treated essentially like you’re in a romantic comedy,’ she explained. ‘Extreme gift giving, compliments, neediness, excessive communication — which is interesting just because it’s the thing … it’s what we were basically told was the most truest form of love that exists.
‘And no one is telling anyone, actually these are all red flags. Like every movie you watched, if there was a part two and it was realistic, it would actually turn into, like, the abusive relationship.
‘It works really well. Once you’re in a relationship with that person, you’re constantly trying to get back to this time when it was amazing. And it’s like, why wouldn’t you be able to get back to that time? I experienced it. It’s right there. ‘
She recalled how an ex had bought her ‘excessive amounts of jewelry’ and showed up at her door randomly, which she knows now it’s ‘actually inappropriate.’
‘When you’re super insecure, all you want is someone to be like obsessed with you, so of course its like a dream come true when you never were told anything about emotional tactics used to keep you in a relationship like that,’ she said.
But though the relationship started out with excessive amounts of positivity and attention, the ex’s behavior gradually changed.
‘Over time, everything is your fault,’ she said. ‘Their unhappiness is always your fault. So I think it’s when the reasons started to become so stupid that I couldn’t put myself in their shoes … when I genuinely could no longer justify it, even with gaslighting and manipulation, I was like, oh, I know what’s going on here.
‘That doesn’t mean it was easy to get out of it. But I knew it would never end and there would always be that next thing. Especially when it was, like, screaming at you because you wore a tank top to a party, you know, like, I know what’s up now. Something’s wrong.
‘Once you accomplish the things they’re saying are wrong with you, and then you find new things. “Well, you’re hanging out with your friends too much,” and you’re like, “I actually haven’t seen my friends in a very long time.” You realize it’s a never-ending cycle.’
She said that she and the ex finally split when her ‘soul genuinely [couldn’t] take it anymore.’
‘It was like, I cannot physically, mentally, emotionally take this for one more second,’ she said.
On a tangent, Cazzie also spoke about how it was ‘so embarrassing’ that celebrity gossip Instagram account Deux Moi posted that she was asexual — though she is not.
‘It was so embarrassing, but it’s something that I can’t defend myself from because I can’t be like, “So weird, because I do f**k all the time and I love sex,” because you just sound like you’re covering up.’