A month ago, an extremely awkward and random celebrity interaction happened after Kesha tried really hard to give Jerry Seinfeld a hug on the red carpet of the National Night Of Laughter And Song event in DC. Jerry reacted to Kesha like she was the script for Bee Movie 2; he was not having it. Jerry claimed afterwards that he didn’t know who Kesha was and that he doesn’t hug strangers. We’ve now got Kesha’s side of the story.
Kesha recently explained the situation during an appearance on SiriusXM’s Hits 1 station (via E! News). She began her interview with a group hug, then followed that up by saying she got “a little hug traumatized” from Jerry.
“I felt like I was five years old. I instantly was like, ‘Oh, fuck me.’ And I like somehow ended up in my very own episode, mini episode of Seinfeld for like five seconds. I’ve seen every episode a thousand times. I used to carry the whole season package with me everywhere on my carry-on, like DVDs. That’s why I was trying to attack him. That’s why I wanted a hug so hard.
But anyways, he’s not a huggy guy. That’s fine. But I just was like, as soon as he didn’t hug me, I was like, ‘Oh, this is gonna be everywhere.’ I should have known better. I’ve seen the hugging episode. That was my fault.”
Kesha claims Jerry’s hug denial almost caused her to quit hugging people for good. Thankfully, Kesha’s faith in hugging was restored after playing a festival with Bob Dylan, who gave her “the most wonderful, healing Bob Dylan hug.”
Kesha claims she’s a major Seinfeld fan and admits she knows that Jerry isn’t a hugger, and yet she still went for it anyway? I’m sorry Kesha, but a real fan would have known not to approach him. A real fan would silently offer up a token of loyalty, like a pair of stonewashed jeans (size 31) and a pair of bright white sneakers, or five to seven boxes of cereal, or a tape containing a recording of you asking what’s the deal with airline food. Something that says, “I know I am but a peasant and you want nothing to do with me, but please accept these gifts, oh blessed Thursday night saint of NBC.”