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Will Smith

ATTACKS Kissy Reporter

5/18/2012 12:23 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Will Smith just slapped a Ukrainian reporter across the face at the Moscow premiere of "Men in Black 3" -- and it was all caught on tape.

The Ukrainian reporter tries to kiss Will on the lips on the red carpet and the actor angrily pushes him away and then backhands him across the face.

You can clearly see that Will is incredibly pissed that the guy showed overt affection toward him.

After Will slaps the guy, Will says, "He's lucky I didn't sucker punch him."

We're told the dude who kissed Will is a television reporter who often kisses celebrities -- it's his schtick.

For the record, Will just came out in support of gay marriage.

A source on scene tells TMZ, the reporter's mouth brushed up against Will's and that's why the actor reacted so violently. Despite the incident, Will stayed positive ... and happily continued to sign autographs for fans and do red carpet interviews.

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166.

amber    

Keep that pimp hand strong!!!

798 days ago
167.

j    

To say multi-millionaire actor Smith is not culturally aware makes you really naive. He know the culture that is why he participated in the first place...thenit got weird. People trust their inner instincts and Wll went with the natural response of....shooo away...


didn't Barrack Obama do the same with a pesky fly?

798 days ago
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Kowny Krush    

WS - what a self-important a$$hole. I wouldn't walk across the street to see him, even if he were appearing FOR FREE.

798 days ago
169.

gigi    

That hardly qualified as a slap or an attack. I'd have slapped him, too. No no square.

798 days ago
170.

MaLi    

Lucky he didn't get beat down...what an a$$

798 days ago
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Pia    

the fact that he supports gay marriages doesn't meant that he wants to be in one. i think people disrespecting your private space for 1 minute of fame is more disgraceful than what he did... ukrainian reporter, do you really need to do that all the time just to be on TV?... laaame!

798 days ago
172.

Ewan    

Since when was sexual assault funny? Europe is so effed up!

798 days ago
173.

christie    

just because you support gay marriage doesn't mean you want to be kissed by ANYONE by force.

798 days ago
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Marco Polo    

Thanks for the laugh! That was funny. LOL

798 days ago
175.

Paulie    

The "reporter" is Vitalii Sediuk, the same doofus who gave Madonna the hydrangeas at a press conference, knowing how much she hates them (seriously, she had talked about it in a previous interview). I guess he's getting another 15 seconds of fame.

798 days ago
176.

DaveT    

Just a light slap from Will....only a tiny bit harder than Lane Garrison's slap....harmless.

798 days ago
177.

poserpatrol    

He is a scientologist , they don't believe in homosexuality

798 days ago
178.

Bob    

What does Will Smith's stance on gay marriage have to do with anything? I doubt even homosexuals will let a random guy walk up to them and try to kiss them on the mouth.

798 days ago
179.

tmzgirl    

THE REPORTER LOOKS LIKE PEREZ HILTON

798 days ago
180.

Lndlnd    

Will was in his rights to slap him!! It has nothing to do with homophobia!! If will was a woman...and had slapped the reporter,would that of bin okay and not considered homophobia?? I don't think so!!

798 days ago
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