Jerry Seinfeld Denies Kesha a Hug on the Red Carpet

Jerry Seinfeld Denies Kesha's Hug on

Kesha had to learn the hard way that Jerry Seinfeld is not a hugger.

The two ran into each other on the red carpet for the David Lynch Foundation’s National Night of Laughter and Song, co-sponsored by Variety, on Monday night.

The singer attempted not once, not twice, but three times to give Seinfeld a hug while he was mid-interview with Tommy McFly, host of 94.7 Fresh FM’s The Tommy Show in Washington D.C.

She introduced herself saying, “I’m Kesha, I love you so much. Can I give you a hug?”

“No, thanks,” the comedian responded, twice.

But Kesha wasn’t going to give up that easily. She tried again asking, “Please? A little one?”

Seinfeld wasn’t giving in, repeating once more, “Yeah, no thanks.”

“I don’t know who that was,” he admitted, but upon learning her identity said, “I wish her the best.”

Watch the awkward exchange below:

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  1. No means no.

    Jerry handled himself with class and professionalism.

  2. jonathan david bruce says:

    And that’s why jerry is the best! The best jerry the best!!

  3. Tender Puppy! says:

    Not too far of a cry away from his sitcom character!

  4. Jennifer says:

    Dang, I mean he was in the middle of talking so that was rude on kesha’s part. But he didn’t have to be mean and embarrassed her like that. I honestly feel bad for her.

  5. Good for Jerry. Jerry Seinfeld is a born and bred New Yorker, not some fake Hollywood type trying to get their picture taken like Kesha. He doesn’t touch or hug anyone he doesn’t know. Kesha was never famous enough for a guy of Jerry’s age to have heard of and she’s been out of music for so long that nowadays she’s known more for her multiple court losses than her music.

  6. Alex says:

    It was unprofessional for Kesha to run up to Jerry and interrupt his interview in the first place, but Jerry could have been a little kinder. He should have just said, no thanks I’m not a hugger, but I’ll shake your hand or at least say I’ll give you a fist bump.
    Human kindness goes a long way.

  7. Pamela Lein says:

    It is sad he did not even know who she is. He could have explained to her that he does not hug and not been so rude.

  8. Weary says:


  9. Mr Tracey says:

    Good for him. Hugging some rando. Kesha schmesha.

    That would be not quite as bad as hugging that psycho who writes Netflix’s “Love.”

  10. If Kesha really was a Seinfeld fan she would have seen the episode called The Kiss Hello and would not have tried hugging him cause Jerry don’t like hugging or kissing anybody unless he’s dating them.

  11. Cecil B da Mill says:

    I’m with Jerry on this one.

  12. paully says:

    JS was fabulous on Mystery Science Theater “Star Crash” recently.. Ha ha ..

  13. Jack says:

    I wouldn’t touch her either, might lead to a sexual harassment accusation and court time.

    • Michael says:

      Sounds like someone was uninformed on what really happened with Ke$ha’s trial. You should educate yourself if you don’t know. If you do know, then you should learn to be an adult on the internet and a better human being. You’re promoting rape culture, and it’s wrong.

      • Kesha should have taken the hint after the first refusal. For someone who keeps claiming she was sexually assaulted, she should have complied with his request, respected his answer, and walked away, not keep pushing to get what she wanted. Oh and for the record, Kesha took Dr Luke to business court to get out of her contract, not criminal court because she would have to actually back up the claim with evidence (she doesn’t have). She’s lost every case she’s brought against him.

      • Pamela Lein says:

        That is sad for you to say something like that!

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