Jerry Seinfeld SLAMS the Kardashians. Find Out Why.

Earlier this week, Jerry Seinfeld made (hilarious) headlines for rejecting a hug attempt by Kesha.

On the red carpet of an event in New York City, the comedian was approached by the enthusiastic singer, who wanted nothing more than to embrace one of her favorite celebrities.

But Seinfeld wasn’t having it.

He was polite. He wasn’t mean to the artist or anything.

But he said “no thanks” three times in response to three separate requests for a quick embrace.

In case you somehow missed it, fear not! You can check out the viral footage below.

It’s pretty terrific:

After being told just how many people watched his dissing of Kesha, Seinfeld told a reporter that he meant no harm.

He really had no clue who she was and he doesn’t like to hug total strangers.

“I’m sure I would’ve liked her. But I need to know who [you are],” Seinfeld said to Extra, being sure to clarify that he meant no offense to Kesha by his gesture.

This is all a long preamble to say that Seinfeld did, indeed, mean A LOT of offense to Kim Kardashain and her family members in an interview with Mr. Porter.

Asked by the magazine about his parenting style, Seinfeld said he never loses his temper around his kids.

As you might imagine, he’s a pretty even-keeled father.


“The one time I really, really got upset was when my daughter was watching the Kardashians on her phone in her bed and I could not take that scene.”

For what reason?

As someone who created what some believe is the best show in TV history, and as someone who had to work extremely hard to have that opportunity, Seinfeld just can’t handle how little the Kardashians have done to earn their fame and fortune.

He explained his view as follows:

“For someone who for their whole life, television was the Olympics of being a comedian. It was only for the very best. You had to have everything.

“You had to go through all the different hierarchies of your career to get to television.”

This is why Seinfeld is “offended by reality television on many levels” and why he believes Keeping Up with the Kardashians “is the premiere example of reality television.”

Concluded the long-time star:

“These people are not doing anything interesting.”

Yes, this is ironic coming from a guy who proudly produced a show “about nothing,” as Seinfeld often described his beloved sitcom.

But it’s pretty easy to see what he means.

Stand-up comedians really do toil away in front of crowds of 25… and then maybe 50… and then maybe they cross the 100-person barrier.

But they travel across the country and earn very little and stay at crappy hotels as they build any semblance of a career.

The lucky and talented ones can eventually earn enough to make a living in this industry; the VERY lucky and talented ones star in their own show that lasts for many seasons and go down in history as a true legend.

As for Kim Kardashian?

She got plowed hard by Ray J on video and took off her clothes a bunch of times on Instagram.

Not exactly the same path to stardom.

As you can see above, Seinfeld isn’t the first celebrity to come out and say negative things about the Kardashians.

Although his take on them was more reasoned and measured than many before them.

Click around above to see what we mean.


Jerry Seinfeld Explains Total and Complete Snub of Kesha

Jerry Seinfeld may have starred on the funniest sitcom in the history of the universe, but he took a page from one of the few shows that can make this same claim earlier in the week.

Approached by Kesha on the red carpet of an event in New York City and asked for a hug, Seinfeld went all Arrested Development on the singer, basically replying:


Three times.

Seinfeld was forced to reject Kesha on three separate occasions when she repeatedly pushed to wrap her arms around the iconic comedian while he was giving an interview.

Taken aback by the request, Seinfeld simply replied “no thanks” when Kesha said she wanted to give him a hug.

Then he said it again. And again after that because Kesha just wouldn’t accept the unexpected rejection.

“I don’t know who that was,” Seinfeld told the reporter following the awkward interaction.

It was Kesha, the journalist responded.

“Well, I wish her the best,” Seinfeld said, laughing pretty hard over the whole thing.

The incident (which you simply HAVE to watch above) went viral for two reasons:

1. It was hilarious.

2. It was the rare occasion when a celebrity showed his or her true self. There was no artifice here. There was no concern on Seinfeld’s part over how he might come across. He simply didn’t want to give someone a hug… so he chose not to.

And he chose not to in simple, kind fashion.

The snub went made headlines across the Internet, prompting Seinfeld to explain himself at the GOOD+ Foundation and MR PORTER Fatherhood Lunch on Thursday

“I’m 63, I don’t know every pop star … I don’t know everyone,” he said, adding: I’m not [a hugger].”

It’s true.

If Kesha really were as big a fan of the comedian’s as she claims to be, she’d remember the entire Seinfeld episode he dedicated back in the day to his disdain for greeting someone with a peck on the cheek.

And that was a reference to someone he knows!

“I was right in the middle of an interview, it was a little off,” Seinfeld added of the viral moment.

“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.”

Jerry would have needed to respond by asking What’s the deal with random hugs?!? for this response to truly be classic Seinfeld. But it came pretty close.

The actor proceeded to joke that he has a “borderline harassment case” on his hands if he chose to make a big deal of it.

But then he turned a tad bit serious in wanting to make sure Kesha wasn’t too offended.

“I’m sure I would’ve liked her,” Jerry told Extra. “But I need to know who are you.”

It doesn’t help that Kesha has dropped the dollar sign from her name and rid her face of all glitter.

Perhaps if she kept both those things as part of her persona, and perhaps if she had yelled “TIMBER!” upon approaching Seinfeld, this situation could have been avoided, Jerry would have recognized her and a hug would have ensured.

We doubt it.

But it’s possible.

For the sake of our funny bone, however, we’re glad this wasn’t the case.

Now, if you’ll excuse us, we need to scroll up and watch that video again.


Jerry Seinfeld Has No Interest in Hugging Kesha

Anyone who has watched Seinfeld is well aware that the show's main star is not a fan of obligatory hello kisses.

There was an entire episode dedicated to how Jerry would go to extreme lengths in order to avoid pecking a female friend on the cheek upon greeting her.

But apparently Kesha missed this one.

Much to her current embarrassment.

On Tuesday night, both Kesha and Jerry Seinfeld attended the David Lynch Foundation's A Night of Laughter and Song at the Kennedy Center.

At one point on the red carpet, the iconic comedian was talking to a reporter about being tired and trying to sleep when the singer rushed over and told Seinfeld how she loves him “so much.”

Jerry was a bit taken aback, but he acknowledged Kesha's praise with a smile and said "oh, thanks."

But this wasn't enough for poor Kesha, who proceeded to go in for a hug."

No thanks, Seinfeld responded.

Please, asked Kesha.

No thanks, Seinfeld said again.

A little one? Kesha replied.

Yeah, no thanks, Seinfeld calmly shot back.

And that was it! 

Kesha walked away in shame and Seinfeld cracked up.

Not out of cruelty or anything, just out of the oddness of the situation.

He didn't want to hug a stranger. Can you blame the guy?!?

"I don't know who that was," Seinfeld said to the reporter after the interaction.

He was then informed he was Kesha and responded, "Well, I wish her the best."

It's an amazing clip.

And if Kesha is feeling at all bad about herself as a result of it, we're guessing that Jerry was thrown off by her lack of glitter and the lack of a dollar sign in her name.

If she still rocked those accessories, Seinfeld totally would have gone in for a quick embrace upon recognizing her right away.

Watch the HUG FAIL for yourself:

Jerry seinfeld denies kesha hug request repeatedly