Kesha and Jerry Seinfeld's interaction on the red carpet is excruciating to watch.

It’s often said that you should never meet your idols, and the footage of Kesha approaching Jerry Seinfeld on a red carpet in Washington DC, perfectly illustrates why.

On Monday night at the ‘Night of Laughter and Song’, 53-year-old Seinfeld was being interviewed by a journalist, when 30-year-old Kesha approached him.

The singer, who has been engaged in a longstanding legal battle against music producer Dr. Luke regarding alleged sexual assault, interrupted the interview and said, “I’m Kesha I love you so much!”

Caught off guard, Seinfeld hesitantly replied, “Oh, thanks.”

Nope. Image via E!

At that point, Kesha decided to take it one step further and asked, "Can I give you a hug?" with outstretched arms.


The comedian swiftly replied, "No thanks."

Clearly embarrassed, Kesha pressed, "please?" and at this point, precisely everyone watching the video wants to die.

Seinfeld then repeated, "no thanks," twice more, with Kesha - quite literally begging at this point - "a little one..." and our cringe valves have literally exploded.

Look. I understand why Kesha is pushing it. She's humiliated, and if Seinfield would just hug her perhaps this could all be over and done with.

LISTEN: Perhaps Kesha should have followed the Three Question Rule, which is said to improve your conversations. Post continues below. 

But similarly, WHY suggest a hug in the first place? Hugging a total stranger is most people's definition of hell. "You want a hug?" is, in my opinion, one of the worst questions you can ever be asked.

Seinfeld continues to step backwards until he is quite literally out of shot, and barely still in Washington.

When Kesha finally realises that it is an adamant 'no' on the hugging front, she makes this awful sound which perfectly encapsulates her disappointment/embarrassment/will to die/hate of herself/hate of Seinfeld.

As she walks away, presumably to sit in a toilet and weep, Seinfeld and the interviewer enjoy a laugh.

"I don't know who that was," Seinfeld says, before the interviewer tells him it was Kesha.

"Okay, well I wish her the best," the comedian concludes.

And so do we.

Especially when it's 3am, she's struggling to sleep, and suddenly the memory of that time she tried to make Seinfeld hug her creeps into her mind.

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