Remember that super cringe moment in 2017 when super-fan Kesha tried to hug Jerry Seinfeld on the red carpet and he completely rejected her?
The moment went viral, Seinfeld claimed he just didn't know who the singer was, yada, yada, yada.
But what we didn't know is that the "Tik Tok" singer considers the event the "saddest moment" of her life.
Kesha recently opened up about the cold encounter on The Best Show with Tom Scharpling, first explaining to the host how much of a Seinfeld fan she was.
The "Your Love Is My Drug" singer revealed she even used to travel with the series DVD set.
“When it got bumpy on planes, I’d pop in ‘Seinfeld’ and I’d be like, ‘Everything’s OK in the world’ and watch my buddy."
The warm and fuzzies didn't last forever, though.
“Then, I get to the f**king charity event.”
“I got really excited because he brings me peace and love and all things good in the universe."
“And then he didn’t hug me in front of cameras."
"It was the most depressing … saddest moment of my life.”
You can watch below.
WARNING: NSFW language
Kesha Talks the Seinfeld Incidentyoutu.be
People on social media had no idea the moment affected her so deeply.
\u201c@HuffPost She is not okey, still.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost I feel for her.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
But they also defended Seinfeld's reaction, many noting that Kesha didn't respect his boundaries.
\u201c@HuffPost No one is required to give a hug. Children, adults, whomever. Whether they know the person or, (in this case as he claims) not.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost It's called a boundary. And we need to respect that.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost No one is required to touch or hug anyone. We ask, \u201cwould you like a hug\u201d or \u201cis it okay to ask for a hug, no pressure.\u201d If they say no, don\u2019t take it personally. As kids we are taught that just bc someone is \u201csomebody\u201d that they have the right to touch us. Nope.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost I mean, if you don\u2019t want to hug someone you barely know, is it that harsh? Seems reasonable to me.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost No one is required to give anyone a hug. \n\nIf this is indeed the saddest moment of her life than she had lived a truly privileged life.\n\nAre we really going to start judging famous people for not wanting to touch a stranger?\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost No one - I repeat - NO ONE is entitled to a hug from anyone else. This is kinda pathetic.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost I felt bad for her watching it,too but, he is his own person and we have to respect his decision not too. I'd give you the biggest hug!\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
\u201c@HuffPost Trying to force someone to hug you against your will is the problem, not people having boundaries and bodily autonomy.\u201d— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1686858015
Seinfeld did tell his side of the story after the moment went viral.
He explained to Extra:
“I'm 63, I don't know every pop star… I don't know everyone.”
The comedian also revealed he's not much of a hugger, anyway.
“I'm not, well as a total stranger.”
He elaborated on the moment:
“I was right in the middle of an interview, it was a little off.”
“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.”
But he did note:
“I'm sure I would've liked her, but I need to know who are you.”
We guess he wasn't aware it was Kesha's "saddest moment" ever, either.