A video of Jerry Seinfeld refusing to hug Kesha went viral on Tuesday. The awkward moment was captured at a charity event in Washington on Monday. The internet has gone bananas about it with memes flooding the web.
Apparently, Jerry Seinfeld is not a hugger
Remember in Seinfeld when Kramer took Polaroids of everyone in the building so they could all be friends. And Jerry got mad because everyone wanted to kiss him hello? Something kind of similar happened on Monday, on the red carpet at an event in DC.
Jerry Seinfeld and Kesha had an awkward moment at the David Lynch Foundation’s National Night of Laughter and Song.Seinfeld was getting interviewed by Tommy McFly when Kesha attempted to hug him. The singer approached and said, “I’m Kesha! I love you so much. Can I give you a hug?” Seinfeld looked taken back and said, “No, thanks.” Kesha then requested saying, “Please?”
After he denied once again by putting his hands up, Kesha gave it another try, saying, “A little one?” The comedian sternly said, “Yeah, no thanks.”Apparently, Seinfeld had no idea who Kesha was. After the host at the event explained it was Kesha, he said, “Okay! Well, I wish her the best.”
While the Internet was having lots of fun with the hilarious awkward moment, the singer didn’t seem too upset about the encounter. Posting on Twitter on Tuesday that she has “lots to smile about.”
LAST NIGHT @KeshaRose found out @JerrySeinfeld is not a #Hugger — Is it hard to be a non-hugger in 2017? pic.twitter.com/92OoMFCNkd
— Tommy McFLY (@TommyMcFLY) June 6, 2017
On the other hand, Seinfeld is heading to the Netflix road
Earlier this year, it was announced that Jerry Seinfeld is taking ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ on the road to Netflix.The talk series, which had previously debuted new episodes on Sony’s ad-supported streaming service Crackle, will bring 24 new episodes exclusively to Netflix. Starting in late 2017, with subsequent installments coming in 2018 and further forward in time.
The move is part of a multi-faceted production deal Seinfeld has inked with Netflix that will also include two new stand-up specials filmed exclusively for the streaming service.
News of the deal comes mere days after the announcement that Sony Entertainment chief Michael Lynton was leaving the company. Seinfeld’s relationship with Sony extends back to the days of his first TV success with Seinfeld, produced by Sony Pictures Television.But now Netflix has exclusive global distribution rights to Seinfeld’s series. In addition to the new episodes, Netflix will also get the 59 older ones that already had their first runs on Crackle.
‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ has racked up three Emmy nominations; most recently, in the variety talk series category, virtually unheard-of for a streaming service.
Source: CBS News