After the video went viral in which Jerry Seinfeld rejects a request for a hug by pop star Kesha, Seinfeld explained himself in an interview with A.J. Calloway for “Extra.”
“I’m 63, I don’t know every pop star… I don’t know everyone,” Seinfeld told Calloway. When Calloway suggested Seinfeld’s not much of a hugger, Seinfeld admitted: “I’m not — well, as a total stranger.” But Seinfeld gives Calloway a hug on the video, explaining that it’s different when he knows someone.
Seinfeld adds in the new video: “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 is not first moment of a human, two humans. … I never did that.”
Seinfeld says he and Kesha met off camera after the incident and laughed about it. But he added that she still didn’t get a hug.
The video of Seinfeld rejecting Kesha can be seen by clicking here.
Below is the interview with Calloway in which Seinfeld explains himself …