Jerry Seinfeld Refusing to Hug Kesha on the Red Carpet Is Truly Painful to Watch

"I don't know who that was."

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This may come as a shock, but it turns out Jerry Seinfeld and Kesha don't run in the same social circles.

Seinfeld made this abundantly clear when Kesha approached him on a red carpet for a hug, and they proceeded to have one of the most painfully awkward interactions human eyes can ever see. Kesha excitedly introduced herself, and Seinfeld promptly turned down her (very polite) request for a hug—three times—before the pop star ran away in horror.

The comedian became a real-life version of the Mariah Carey "I don't know her" meme.

He seemed unnerved by the entire encounter, and only registered a shrug when the reporter he'd been speaking to informed him that his super-fan was actually megastar Kesha after he said, "I don't know who that was."

And all he could muster was a bemused: "Okay. I wish her the best."

Seriously, try and get through this without experiencing secondhand embarrassment.

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