Emmy-winning actress and comedian Jackée Harry just dropped a bomb on Twitter and people are losing their minds. Apparently, at some point, she was slapped by the one and only Eartha Kitt, because Kitt thought Harry was sleeping with her boyfriend. A belief that, as it turns out, happened to be true.
The scandalous story was a response to a tweet from journalist and filmmaker Michael Segalov. On April 7, he asked Twitter users to describe their “most surreal encounter” with someone famous, and the answers were as bizarre and hilarious as you might hope.
Denis Leary lived in my college gf’s hometown and we sat behind him twice at the local theater for 2 separate movies & both weirdly were Jack Black movies (King Kong & Nacho Libre)— Nick Naney (@nicknaney) April 11, 2019
I left my mirrored sunglasses at a poolside table at a Caribbean resort in the 80’s. Liza Minnelli and some friends sat down, thinking the table was free. She put on my sunglasses and they all started laughing. Then they walked away.— Tom Riley (@TARiley3) April 11, 2019
Liza Minnelli stole my sunglasses.
I met Jared Leto at a party, but had no idea who he was initially. I asked him what he did for a living and he confusingly said "I'm Jared Leto". I wasnt sure if he misheard me, or was just an idiot, so I did the polite British thing and just said "oh right" and moved on— Eugene D'Nasty (@toadinthecity) April 8, 2019
I was in Mondo Video (a now closed video store in LA) flipping thru the Russ Meyer section when I looked up and the actual Kitten Natividad (Russ's big-breasted muse) walked thru the door, ran over and hugged me like we were old friends, planted a kiss on my cheek, then left— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) April 9, 2019
In an elevator with Arnold Schwarzenegger and his bodyguards. The elevator stops unexpectedly. There's a pause. Then Arnold jokes that if we were in one of his movies, this is when the terrorists attack, and we're all expendable.— Stuart (@StuartSWard) April 9, 2019
Sat next to Ryan Gosling at a Broadway play. Didn’t recognize him until we were chatting at intermission. My face registered that because he laughed & said, “you just figured out who I am”. I nodded. He grinned and said, “Clearly you don’t spend enough time on Pinterest”— ❄️ Cid Stoll ⛄️ (@CidStoll) April 9, 2019
My friend once met @jackblack in the gas station(?) of a small mountain town. My friend was singing Fat Bottomed Girls, and apparently Jack just jumped right in with him while standing in line. Still crazy jealous of that one.— Scott H. (@HooteyOwl) April 9, 2019
When I was a kid, my dad took me to a Black Panther-sponsored talk by Muhammad Ali. We were the only two white people there. Ali shook my hand and said it was nice to see a little white boy there. Never forgot it.— Devin Nunes's Biology Teacher (@joshhayes51) April 10, 2019
Probably a few of these stories are made up, which is only acceptable if they are really really good.
Meeting Gonzo from the Muppets. I shook his hand. He told me I was very realistic.— DawnLJ (@zheSheffielder) April 8, 2019
A few lucky people even got the celebrity in question’s attention. Comedians John Hodgman and Greg Proops both replied to the stories about themselves.
Where/when was this?— John Hodgman (@hodgman) April 11, 2019
Yes!— John Hodgman (@hodgman) April 11, 2019
Hi— Greg Proops (@GregProops) April 11, 2019
Some people even got free artwork out of it.
Couldn't resist this one pic.twitter.com/dc6lEGXvHj— Jim'll Paint It (@Jimllpaintit) April 10, 2019
But no one topped Harry for jaw-dropping “wtf?” reactions. Everyone seemed to agree that a slap from Eartha Kitt would undoubtedly be epic, and many shared video clips and gifs of the late actress/singer.
Please someone animate this story…lol. pic.twitter.com/1pjVQp39VB— Victor Steele (@BlackHannibal) April 10, 2019
Obviously everyone wanted more details, and Harry did provide a few scant, although juicy tidbits.
He was a dual piano “playa.” We didn’t know he was going to tickle both of our keys. https://t.co/hKS5TlSBnb— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) April 10, 2019
He didn’t just eat the groceries, he restocked the shelves. https://t.co/Dh2PQ7cVAO— Jackée Harry (@JackeeHarry) April 10, 2019
Whoever the mystery man was, we hope he learned his lesson. And if you’re out there, please get in touch.