Jerry Seinfeld is a pretty funny guy — who knew?
The former “Seinfeld” star, who earlier this month made headlines after very pointedly denying a hug to “Tik Tok” singer Kesha, brilliantly lampooned the awkward red-carpet run-in on Tuesday with an assist from his long-time manager, George Shapiro.
In a Twitter post Tuesday, Seinfeld posted a photo of him and Shapiro embracing.
Which might have made for a fairly mediocre spoof, had they not been embracing in front of a mural commemorating the snub.
Gold, Jerry, gold!
The mural, debuted by Melbourne-based artist Lush Sux in June, depicts the former “Seinfeld” star holding up his hand to the “Tik Tok” singer and declaring “No thanks,” in a replica of a video clip that went viral days before the painting was unveiled.
Seinfeld made headlines last week when he repeatedly refused Kesha’s pleas for a hug, after the singer interrupted the comedian’s red-carpet interview to express her love for him.
After Kesha made off following Seinfeld’s final refusal, the comedian admitted to the interviewer, “I don’t know who that was.”
Seinfeld later defended his stand-offish demeanor, saying: “I don’t hug a total stranger.”
In an interview with Extra, Seinfeld declared, “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.”