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Will Smith Once Slapped A 'Reporter' Who Tried To Kiss Him

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Will Smith Once Slapped A 'Reporter' Who Tried To Kiss Him

Despite being well renowned as one of Hollywood's good guys, Will Smith once had a bit of a snap at a 'reporter' who tried to kiss him on the cheek once. Check it out below.

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He even had to explain his actions on The Late Show with David Letterman after the fact.

Of course, the person wasn't really a reporter, no self-respecting journalist would ever stoop that low for a story, right?

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Don't answer that.

Still, at the Men in Black 3 premiere in Moscow, a Ukrainian prankster decided to pucker up and attempt to kiss the star as he paraded on the red carpet.

Smith wasn't best pleased. Credit: LIFENews
Smith wasn't best pleased. Credit: LIFENews

After the fact, Will seemed to take it a little more in his stride, and the joker even got in touch to apologise.

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Smith described the incident at the time as 'just awkward', but it seemed a little more than that in the heat of the moment.

Letterman started the whole thing, asking Will whether he 'beat up a guy who was trying to hug you'.

Will replied: "I didn't beat up a guy!"

That's where his story began.

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He said: "He says, 'I'm you're biggest fan, can I have a hug?' So I go to give this joker a hug, and he tries to lean in and kiss me!"

The fan in question was renowned jokester Vitalii Sediuk, and in a video with Hip Hollywood, he actually said sorry for his actions.

Sediuk tries to kiss Smith. Credit: LIFENews
Sediuk tries to kiss Smith. Credit: LIFENews

He obviously didn't learn from them, given that he's performed a heap of similar - slightly sinister - pranks on other celebs such as Kim Kardashian, Gigi Hadid, and Brad Pitt.

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Pitt was even granted a restraining order against him.

Anyway, he said: "I apologise for my behaviour... I think it was too much.

"I just wanted to do something extraordinary to impress him.

He added: "I don't kiss every man or women when I see them in the street.

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Smith at a photocall in Moscow before the event. Credit: Alamy
Smith at a photocall in Moscow before the event. Credit: Alamy

Sediuk also said that if he were to meet Smith again, he would 'just shake his hand' instead of trying to plant one on him.

A wise move indeed.

As for Will, he said that he did receive a personal apology too. He added: "They were like, 'Oh, no, we're sorry, you know. It's just his shtick, you know.'"

He then quipped: "I said, 'Well, that's why his a** got shtuck'".

Very good.

At least he was quickly able to laugh about the whole thing, it could have turned very ugly.

Featured Image Credit: LIFENews

Topics: TV and Film, Celebrity, US Entertainment, Weird, Hollywood, Will Smith

Tom Wood
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