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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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Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Can't say I blame him. If some guy walked up to me and kissed me I'd punch him in the face too. Good for Will.

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KnuckleDragger    

Be on the lookout for the gay/lesbian front to say something about this.

786 days ago
18.

Kangadrew    

i've seen women slap men MUCH harder for trying to kiss them. dude was molesting his face... justified reaction.

786 days ago
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kronenburg    

Was the slap across the face really necessary? Seemed like Will was...ahem...overcompensating for the homosexual implications in that little display.

786 days ago
20.

J. Schmidt    

What an incredibly rude reaction. You really shouldn't go to a country without being culturally aware then attack them for their behaviour. It also seems slightly homophobic.

786 days ago
21.

Silverado Mom    

looks like a cultural set of differences. But unfortunately he passed Will's boundaries and entered into his space bubble. I'd be a wee bit uncomfortable too. Especially since he put his hand around his neck like that.

786 days ago
22.

Nostradamus    

That reporter better find a new "schtick" before someone really "schticks" it to him.

786 days ago
23.

VictoriaGirl    

Ever since he joined that scientology cult he's turned into such a huge douchebag. That thing last summer with that ridiculously huge ass trailer that caused all that trouble in NY really turned me off Will. I understand why he pushed the guy away but he didnt have to slap his face too.

786 days ago
24.

robyntastic    

...someone got a little fresh with the fresh prince.

groaaan. i couldn't resist.

786 days ago
25.

DaveT    

Will didn't slap hard enough to kill a mosquito, the dude was still smiling after the slap.
But....wouldn't be surprised if we see a lawsuit attempt about it pretty soon.
Will's worth just a little bit of money :D

786 days ago
26.

Tinalouise    

The guy was obnoxious yes but Will Smith obviously has NO sense of humor at all and took it way too seriously.

786 days ago
27.

royalredus    

Gross, I don't blame him! He doesn't know what that reporter has! What an incredible invasion of personal space.

786 days ago
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sPaNkdEnALgAs    

Well, he didn't go ape-shnit on this reporter....kudos for that

786 days ago
29.

Larry    

HAHAHA! That was hilarious! It was like an old lady backhand swat. Awesome! MIB IX!

786 days ago
30.

ts    

i would have punched him!

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