After nine seasons as the titular character on the classic comedy Seinfeld, Jerry Seinfeld has fans pretty much wherever he goes. On the red carpet last night, Seinfeld was being interviewed by Tommy McFly for The Tommy Show, his radio show on 94.7 Fresh FM. Everything was going swimmingly鈥. until 鈥淭ik Tok鈥 songstress Kesha walked in, that is.

Both stars were attending The David Lynch Foundation鈥檚 National Night of Laughter and Song. When their paths crossed on the red carpet, Kesha immediately approached the comedian. 鈥淚鈥檓 Kesha! I love you so much.鈥 she declared. 鈥淐an I give you a hug?鈥

Seinfeld looked pretty uncomfortable with the question, and said, 鈥淣o, thank you.鈥 But Kesha wasn鈥檛 ready to give up. She asked twice more, but he turned her down both times. After it all took place, Seinfeld turned to McFly to say, 鈥淚 don鈥檛 know who that was.鈥 When McFly explained, Seinfeld said that he wished her the best.

It鈥檚 understandable that Seinfeld wouldn鈥檛 want to hug 鈥 they are perfect strangers, after all 鈥 but it鈥檚 hard not to feel bad for Kesha after watching the cringeworthy clip. We all dream about meeting our idols, but we never really imagine it turning out so awkwardly. Or recorded for all the world to see.

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(h/t E! News; Photo via Slaven Vlasic + Michael Buckner/Getty)