Jerry Seinfeld has really hit a wall with his snub of Kesha. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Seinfeld’s now-infamous rebuff of a hug-seeking Kesha during an exceedingly awkward red-carpet run-in has now been immortalized as a piece of street art.
The mural, debuted by Melbourne-based artist Lush Sux over the weekend, 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 earlier this week.
Lush Sux has created similar celebrity-centric artworks, including a re-creation of a photo depicting a veil-clad, pregnant Beyonce that the singer posted on social media, and a portrait of reality TV star Kendall Jenner sporting a beret with a Pepsi logo — a play on Jenner’s reviled Pepsi ad, which attempted but spectacularly failed to adopt an aura of social consciousness.
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.”