It’s kind of weird that today’s Comey Hearing wasn’t pushed to a later date so that the Hugs Hearings could go down, because I would think that all branches of government would want to get to the bottom of why Jerry Seinfeld didn’t want to hug Kesha. But my fellow non-hugger Jerry did talk to AJ Calloway from Extra and explained why he didn’t want to touch chests with that strange blond fan.
At the National Night of Laughing and Song in DC the other night, Jerry was giving an interview when Kesha ran up, interrupted, fangirled out and asked for a hug. He politely said no. She tried again. He said no again and backed up. She eventually let out a squeal of embarrassed rejection and ran off. Jerry told AJ that he was in the middle of an interview and that hugging strangers isn’t something he does. Jerry also gave a very Seinfeld-ized remix of Mimi’s I Don’t Know Her.
“I’m 63. I don’t know every pop star. I don’t know everyone… I was right in the middle of an interview. It was a little off. Just a little off…. 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.”
Dr. Luke’s lawyers probably read that last line and immediately offered to represent Jerry in his borderline harassment case against Kesha.
And no, Kesha never got that hug from Jerry.
Kesha has yet to spit out a response about this national incident, but I’m sure she will, because I’m sure CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, The New York Times, CNBC, BBC News and Al Jazeera are blowing up her phone and DMs. My takeaway from this is that I can’t believe I’ve written two posts (and counting) about Jerry Seinfeld refusing a hug from Kesha. I also have another takeaway. Jerry Seinfeld looks pretty good for being 63. I guess having trillions of dollars and not hugging strangers is good for the face.