Will Smith slaps Ukrainian reporter

Will Smith smacked a Ukrainian television reporter after he tried to kiss him during the Moscow premiere of Men In Black 3. As Will walked down red carpet, Vitalii Sediuk approached, giving him a big hug followed by an attempted kiss. Will quickly gave him a dirty look then proceeded to push him and slapped his face with the back of his hand while saying, “What the hell is your problem.” As Will continued to walk down the red carpet he apologized to other reporters and fans saying, “Sorry, he tried to kiss me on my mouth, joker. He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him.” Vitalii, who reports for channel 1 + 1, made headlines back in September after giving Madonna a purple hydrangea and calling her ‘My Princess.’ Madonna also didn’t enjoy the encounter with the reporter and said she absolutely loathed hydrangeas. She later made a silent video called Madonna’s love letter to hydrangeas. ~Krystin Edgerton

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  1. allee • May 22, 2012 @ 12:19 PM

    lol he didn’t have to hit him, he could have handled it more appropriately

  2. Colin Fox • May 22, 2012 @ 12:28 PM

    I’d hit any guy that tried to kiss me!

  3. Germain • May 22, 2012 @ 1:23 PM

    Not a fan of Will Smith but I have to say, I’d probably react the same way.

  4. john • May 22, 2012 @ 2:01 PM

    would have had respect if he had punched him who slaps people like a bitch?

  5. m&m • May 22, 2012 @ 2:11 PM

    hey will, your ignorance is showing. you douche bags have no respect. kisses on the cheeks is customary over in russia… for shame.

  6. Deb • May 22, 2012 @ 2:41 PM

    Yeah, it just looked like he was trying to kiss him on the cheeks. It’s a custom in some countries, Will should try to educate himself if he’s going to travel overseas.

  7. Sam • May 22, 2012 @ 2:42 PM

    I would of punched that reporter. Stupid prank.

  8. tracy • May 22, 2012 @ 4:16 PM

    that wasn’t even a real slap. i’ve seen 90 year old women slap dust out of a doily harder than that!

  9. Matt • May 23, 2012 @ 12:40 AM

    The problem was that the reporter’s lips brushed Will’s. He might not have reacted the same way if it ended with the cheeks.

  10. Lloyd • May 23, 2012 @ 2:33 AM

    Some of you need to watch the video more carefully. The guy was trying to kiss Will Smith on the lips, and Will kept moving his head. If Will kept still, he would have landed a kiss on the mouth. And no one hugs the back of the neck of the person they’re trying to greet with two cheek kisses to pull them into it. Further, with the Madonna incident also under his belt, seems like this reporter is just trying to be outrageous to make the tabloids. I would have smacked him harder.

    m&m, maybe you’ll accuse him of homophobia next?

  11. C-Dub • May 23, 2012 @ 8:58 PM

    I get the custom, but they should also be aware of the north american way and that is we have bubbles. That’s too personal and what is Will Smith? An American and it’s not their custom. He might be visiting that country but shouldn’t it be us N.Americans if we feel comfy about the situation then partake in the customs?
    Seems to me like this reporter was likely trying to create a story or maybe venture off into a Sasha Baron Cohen type scenario where he does stupid things to get recognized then convert to shock comedy.

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