At the end of the day, everyone on earth can be broken down into two categories: huggers and non-huggers. As Kesha painfully learned the other evening, Jerry Seinfeld falls into the latter. Kesha approached her hero on the red carpet for the David Lynch Foundation’s National Night of Laughter and Song and asked him for a hug. Seinfeld politely declined and the rest is Internet history.
— Bender & Molly (@BenderandMolly) June 7, 2017
While the encounter was pretty embarrassing for Kesha (particularly since Seinfeld had no idea who she was), I’ve got to side with Seinfeld on this one. If a stranger came up to me and requested a hug, I’d be a lot less polite about saying no. Still, it’s that very Seinfeld “no thanks” that makes this viral gold.
Like Seinfeld, we wish Kesha the best.