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Jerry Seinfeld Explains Why He Wouldn't Hug Kesha

Jerry Seinfeld Explains Why He Wouldn't Hug Kesha

Jerry Seinfeld is responding to that very awkward moment between him and Kesha earlier in the week, where he refused to hug her on the red carpet.

“I’m 63, I don’t know every pop star… I don’t know everyone,” Jerry told Extra. “I was right in the middle of an interview, it was 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.”

WATCH: Jerry Seinfeld Won’t Hug Kesha on the Red Carpet in Awkward Video

“I’m sure I would’ve liked her, but I need to know who are you,” Jerry added about Kesha. In the video, Jerry noted he didn’t know who Kesha was at the time.

“She was very nice about it, we laughed about it,” Jerry added.

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  • Raquelle Worthington

    He really does not have to explain why he did not want to have physical contact with a complete stranger. It was super rude of her to just run up and interrupt his interview, if she had better manners, she would not have embarrassed herselfπŸ™ŠπŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜©

  • J!gaBoo

    Oy-Vey Kesha’s Not Kosher!

  • Edd

    Fuck off, I’ve seen lots of celebrities or “important people” do this and be completely ok with it. If she’s all dress up and at a red carpet it’s pretty obvious she’s not a “stranger”.

  • shoes4life

    I probably wouldn’t have hugged her either, especially if I didn’t know who she was.

  • SaraJ

    She was cute in the video, he was funny and relatable. It went viral but not in a bad way. I like that he was being genuine and not just “Hollywood/kiss/kiss”.

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  • Jerry Vu

    @Edd@Laloks:disqus Agreed. If I am a well known celebrity, I wouldn’t mind having fans come up to me for hugs. Just my opinion.

  • Kitty

    Bravo Jerry!