Why didn't Jerry Seinfeld hug Ke$ha?


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/06/09/why-didnt-jerry-seinfeld-hug.html


#2

I suppose it’s reasonable to not hug Ke$ha if you do not know her, but it is not reasonable to not know her. She is so great!


#3

I’m pretty sure if he did know her it would be the same reaction, and I wouldn’t blame him.


#4

I was unaware that people had to make reason as to why they don’t want to be touched.


#5

Cause he didn’t want to?


#6

He is 63, it’s reasonable he wouldn’t know her. I only know her due to this animated short:

I had no idea what she looked like.


#7

Seriously, it’s all about the interpretation of context. You say “someone didn’t want a hug from someone they had never met before,” sounds reasonable. You say “Jerry Seinfeld didn’t want a hug from a hot blonde who happened to be Ke$ha,” sounds insane!


#8

So we’ve heard from Mr. Seinfeld. Let’s hear from the folks that wish to defend non-consensual hugging.


#9

I wouldn’t let Jerry Seinfeld hug me.


#10

EDIT: @Lilyth pointed out the line in the post “perfectly reasonable rationale for the refusal” which I admit I didn’t acknowledge when I read through it. So is BB throwing Shade…no. And I would guess @pesco 's point was Jerry S was perfectly fine for not wanting to hug her despite people turning it into Seinfeld scenes.


#11

Is BB throwing shade? It seems to me that the post agreed with his agency and choice:

"Here Seinfeld explains his perfectly reasonable rationale for the refusal.

“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”


#12

Refusing to hug Kesha because you don’t know her is totally reasonable.
Refusing to hug Kesha because you know her is also totally reasonable, and probably advisable.


#14

I think my mind skipped past that sentence in the post. So my wording of “throwing shade” is inaccurate.


#17

Here she is! https://youtu.be/GZQJrM09jbU


#19

Get over here ya big lug!


#20

If she really does brush her teeth with Jack Daniels, her breath is probably atrocious.


#21

Just spent two weeks in a Central American country with in laws and wife’s friends. It was two weeks of awkward confusion for me about hugging and cheek kissing. I mean, one could always refuse I guess, but in some situations it would have been really rude. Consent is cultural?


#22

RIGHT! That’s what I say!


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#24

Why not switch “Do you know Kesha” and “Do you want to hug Kesha?” Wouldn’t that save some decisions, making things more efficient? And no, I really don’t have anything else to do at the moment but question the efficiency of a joke Kesha-hugging flowchart, don’t judge me.