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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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Common Sense    

Will shoulda straight-out ****ed his **** up, you just dont violate someones personal space like that.

also, **** schtick

699 days ago
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Gsharon 710    

It must be hard for an actor to remaain calm when a stranger gets that close. This is the real world and there are nuts in abundance.

699 days ago
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LibraLdy420    

Watched it in slow mo and almosted p*ssed my pants laughing so hard. Anyone can see there was an attempt to kiss both cheeks, however Will was the one who turned to the reporters lips in the confusion. LMFAO. Will Smith homophobia does not look good on you!

699 days ago
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SLM    

No one should kiss anyone UNLESS they ask first. Simple as that.

699 days ago
500.

MJ    

The lady doth protest too much.

It is common knowledge in LA that Miss thing and his wife are not straight. Just come on out Will and live your life. We will still go to your movies.

699 days ago
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Sylvixen    

That was funny though ! Felt bad for the guy that got bitch slap by will smith ,by the way will smith looks the same he doesn't age !!!!!

699 days ago
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theresa gaskill    

What he not that cute like some rock star

698 days ago
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Glenda     

I don't see this as overreacting. I would do the same thing if some stranger did that to me. The reporter was inappropriate for crossing boundaries that all reporters should have and that's keeping your distance and keep the kissing in the bedroom.

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teresa    

Will did nothing wrong...A man can be as pro gay as he wants to be, but that does not mean they would like that literally pushed on them...That reporter was WAY out of line...If he tried to kiss a woman like that, then it would be taken much more seriously. Glad Will handled it that well actually!

698 days ago
505.

palcola    

Negre believes he is a better person with money or you are the slaves do not forget

698 days ago
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Jo Maurice    

"Attack" and "slap" ??? Seriously, TMZ, I know you need to exploit these situations for headlines, but it can hardly be said that Smith "slapped" the guy--from here it looks like he brushed his fingers tips across the guy's face in a mock-slap. Honestly, this is so far away from an attack, that it's sleazy to use the word. BTW, too bad the local PR team didn't warn Smith about this guy...had he expected the kiss, maybe he'd have played along.

698 days ago
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n00b    

Why the hell is TMZ trying to make WIll out to be the bad guy. Oh wait, maybe it has something to do with them being paparazzi.

698 days ago
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sherra grant    

hi i just want to say that no man should kiss another man in the mouth,so yes i agree with will smith for slaping him!

698 days ago
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looseela@gmail.com    

I didn't see that this guy tried to kiss him on the lips. In many countries it is customary for one to greet another by kissing one on each cheek with the premise that a kiss on one cheek is an act of betrayal and not a friendly greeting. However, we in the USA don't understand this greeting custom...

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shirley a    

I think the reporter got away with what he did with a slight slap. If that had of been Ice T he would have been getting uo off the ground. What the heck is a schtick or whatever that word was. Will was very polite as usual.

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