Talk about being fawned over. Will Smith is under fire after reportedly slapping a reporter named Vitalii Sediuk on the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of Men in Black III after the Ukrainian television host reportedly tried to kiss Agent J.
According to The Associated Press, Smith hit Ukrainian television channel 1+1 broadcast journalist Vitalii Sediuk Friday after trying to kiss him. In the episode caught on video, Sediuk approaches Smith on the red carpet for an embrace and a kiss.
C'mon man, what the hell is your problem buddy? Smith said, pushing Serdiuk away and slapping him across the cheek with his left hand.
He's lucky I didn't sucker punch him, Smith said, according to The AP. Oh, I said that on camera. It's all good.
Smith said the reporter tried to kiss him on the mouth, but the exact details of the incident and Sediuk's intentions were unclear. Smith continued doing red carpet interviews, seemingly unfazed.
Men in Black III opens in theaters Friday.
Oddly enough, this isn't Sediuk's first bad encounter with a celebrity; He first made headlines in September at the Venice Film Festival when he gave Madonna a bouquet of purple hydrangeas and called her my princess, The AP reported. Madonna, unthankful for the gift, said, I absolutely loathe hydrangeas and threw the bouquet under the table during the press conference.
After the incident, Madonna made a silent video short, Madonna's love letter to hydrangeas, an apology with subtitles.
I'm left with the feeling that I still hate hydrangeas, she concluded.
View the video of Will Smith slapping Vitalii Sediuk below along with Madonna's hydrangea-gate.