Jerry Seinfeld is not here to hug you. The 63-year-old comedian awkwardly rejected Kesha’s request for a hug not once but three times.
The cringeworthy interaction took place on the red carpet at the David Lynch Foundation’s National Night of Laughter and Song. During Seinfeld’s interview with Tommy McFly, host of 94.7 Fresh FM’s The Tommy Show in Washington, D.C., Kesha stepped in to tell him what a huge fan she is.
She introduced herself by saying, “I’m Kesha. I love you so much. Can I give you a hug?”
The comedian responded “No thanks.” Twice. When Kesha persisted for just a small hug, he replied, “Yeah, no thanks.”
After she walked away embarrassed, Seinfeld admitted to McFly, “I don’t know who that was.”
When McFly explained that it was pop star Kesha, he ends things with, “I wish her the best.”
What do you think about how the hilarious situation went down? Was Seinfeld rude to Kesha? She did interrupt the interview, after all, but does she get a pass since it was to profess her love for the comedian?
The pop star’s recent legal woes involving music producer Dr. Luke were heavily publicized. Her rape allegations against Luke eventually saw him dropped by Sony and booted from being the CEO of the company’s Kemosabe Records. Still, a judge wouldn’t allow the pop star to be released from her recording contract.
At this past year’s SXSW, Kesha opened up about everything from online bullying to dropping the “$” from her name to the perils of communicating with fans via Instagram. Kesha said she’s already recorded a ton of new music, with 70-80 songs to choose from.
Watch the cringeworthy moment between Jerry Seinfeld and Kesha below:
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— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) June 6, 2017