There was quite the kerfuffle when Jerry Seinfeld turned down a hug from singer Kesha during a red carpet interview back in June—not once, but twice.
But one thing is for sure, Seinfeld loves hugs. Well, ones with his longtime manager George Shapiro, at least.
In Melbourne, Australia, for a run of comedy shows, Seinfeld stopped by a mural of the Kesha incident with Shapiro, where they got a photo of them hugging it out.
After the incident in June, Seinfeld told Extra that he just doesn’t hug “a total stranger” right off the bat, which is fair enough, we guess.
“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,” he explained.
So if you ever want a hug with Seinfeld, remember to say hello. Or prepare to relive the crushing awkwardness again.