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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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61.

digesthisickness    

WTF. In THIS day and age, his schtick is KISSING people on the mouth?! With the kind of diseases out there, and some people even sick enough to DELIBERATELY infect others? Good God. Will should have clocked his dumbass.

824 days ago
62.

Cooley    

Will is nice to even let that man get close to him. Most celebrities wouldn't. That guy was so disrespectful.

Glad Will slapped him. Should have been harder.

What do you expect? For him to take a kiss on the mouth from some strange guy??? Please!

824 days ago
63.

Robert    

Come on TMZ, that was hardly an "attack." Besides it has NOTHING to do with gay marriage, no person, man or woman is allowed to kiss another person on the lips without their permission...

824 days ago
64.

Kriss    

A limp wristed slap is NOT an ATTACK TMZ....it's barely a defense.

824 days ago
65.

T0MMIE    

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

The writer of this article needs to be slapped too. What does supporting gay marriage have to do with having your personal space invaded? Seriously TMZ...seriously.

I would of flat out punched the guy.

824 days ago
66.

mon    

I definitely think he was over reacting. There was no need for the slap. The guy got the message after will pushed him away. It was clear that he was mortified after the incident. This definitely looks like Will was trying to over compensate. As a celebrity, I bet he's met even more creepy people and if there is any truth to the rumours, he is also batting for the same team. Anyways on another note maybe like John Travalto, those who have the real information in the media will soon release a series of stories on Will, so he ends the masquerade which might just be that of a gay guy pretending to be straight..

824 days ago
67.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

Why is it that Americans are always expected to be sensitive to foreign customs? Americans have customs too, generally we don't like to be slobbered on by people we don't know.

824 days ago
68.

IceGypsy    

Don't blame him. You don't know what kind of diseases that man has.

824 days ago
69.

Cheryl A.    

Will did NOT over react. Don't put your lips on someone elses lips unless you are family or dating. You don't know that guy and who knows what disease he may be harboring.

824 days ago
70.

johnsonra707    

It looks more like that affectionate reporter attacked Will Smith and Will Smith responded.

824 days ago
71.

sherrie    

In all fairness, I would've slapped him too. I don't think it's homophobic. If some random person, male OR female, tried to grab me and kiss me on my mouth, you bet I'd slap the sh out of 'em.

824 days ago
72.

SHYRONNIE    

It was bad. But I also kinda feel bad for the guy, he got bitchslapped in front of a huge crowd. What transpired was just too awkward.

824 days ago
73.

vlanfu    

if that was a ATTACK I would hate to see a pass kick or punch.Will did`nt hit him only put the back of his hand to his face as he pushed him away.It was a PR battle who will get the money shoot,the REPORTER? lost.the reporter didn`t have to proper lipps and rights to kiss BIG WILLY

824 days ago
74.

Monkies    

"how come he don't want me, man?" -reporter

824 days ago
75.

vlanfu    

SO harvey keep that in mind next time you lipp lock willy

824 days ago
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