We know Jerry isn’t a fan of sharing his toothbrush, but it turns out he won’t even share a hug with a fellow celebrity – at least, he probably saves them for people he knows.

Singer Kesha was made painfully aware of this as she interrupted an interview the comedian was giving during an event in Washington, resulting in one of the more painful shutdowns we’ve seen in recent times.

“I’m Kesha, I love you so much!” she says as she squeezes into frame. “Can I give you a hug?”

Seinfeld immediately denies her with a wave of the hand and a barrage of “no thanks” as Kesha continued to press the issue, stepping further and further back until the disappointed singer slunk away.

“I don’t know who that was,” Seinfeld tells the interviewer, and when told her name, he turns to her departing figure, muttering “oh, well I wish her the best”.

Just one of those trainwreck moments you can’t help but watch several times over.

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