Jerry Seinfeld Says He Didn’t Know Who Kesha Was So He Wasn’t Comfortable Hugging Her
Jerry Seinfeld gave us life earlier this week when he snubbed Kesha’s multiple attempts to hug him in the middle of an interview. The comedian spoke to “Extra” about what exactly went down on the carpet and why he curved ol’ girl and his explanation is pretty damn good. He didn’t know her. He didn’t know who she is. He’s just not into hugging strangers. Can you really blame him?
“I’m 63, I don’t know every pop star… I don’t know everyone.”
That’s completely understandable. Seinfeld also says he’s not that big of a hugger, especially when it comes to new people.
“I’m not, well as a total stranger.”
He went on to further explain:
“I was right in the middle of an interview, it was a little off.” He smiled, “When you get to be my age and you’ve done a couple things, you have your own reality, in my reality… I don’t hug a total stranger. I have to meet someone, say hello. I gotta start somewhere… hug isn’t first moment of a human, two humans. I never did that.”
“I got a borderline harassment case here!” Jerry laughed. He didn’t hug her, but added, “I’m sure I would’ve liked her, but I need to know who are you.”
We think that’s totally fair and apparently, Kesha understood as well because Seinfeld said he smoothed things over off camera afterward:
“She was very nice about it, we laughed about it.” But did she get a hug after their exchange? Jerry responded, “No!”
In the meantime, Jerry did bless “Extra” host AJ Calloway with a hug before the interview, which he explained.
“But I know you how many years? I’ve known you twenty years.”
What do you think about Seinfeld’s explanation? Do you think his age really has anything to do with it? Are younger generations too eager to get familiar with people they don’t really know like that? Are you open to hugging a stranger? What if it’s a famous stranger?