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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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76.

nitrorn    

Just because will supports gay marriage doesn't mean he wants to be kissed on the lips by a man! Especially one who doesn't even have the god damn courtesy to give him a reach around!

826 days ago
77.

campy    

Will Smith was probably smoking marijuana and it made him violent.

826 days ago
78.

Monkies    

"How come he don't want me man?..." -reporter

826 days ago
79.

Mark    

This is why the whole "gay" activism is being met with resistance from reasonable people. Now here's some moron walking up to a famous guy and forcing himself on him. Actually kissing him on the lips for some publicity.
And what happens? The media reports it as though WIll is a homophobe and assaulted this poor affectionate man and many of the comments on here are from people claiming Wil overreacted and should have taken it, maybe given him a little tongue.
SCREW YOU!!! I don't want ANY stranger coming up and kissing me on the lips. I don't know where the hell they've been. And I certainly don't want some gay guy using me as a pawn to see how far he can go before getting beaten!
SO first gays want the right to be left alone and do what they want as long as they aren't hurting anyone. As suspected NOW they're complaining that they can't make out with unwilling straight men without being persecuted.
Give em an inch and they ask for a foot! (pun intended).

826 days ago
80.

vlanfu    

He should have cold ****ed him right on camera thats wtf big willy do see butch?

826 days ago
81.

Rocko    

Ah yes. The big bad black guy ATTACKED some random dude who thought it woukd be OK to kiss a stranger. Ugh tmz...

826 days ago
82.

LYNDA    

Very professionally handled!! However, a Sucker Punch in the Pie Hole would have been AWESOME!!!!!!

826 days ago
83.

Zombie Whitney Houston    

TMZ hires the dumbest people. I'm seriously convinced that to work at TMZ you have to have the IQ of a 5 year old.
What the f*** does Will Smith supporting gay marriage have to do with anything??? If you support gay marriage you have to be a-ok with some stranger of the same sex walking up to you and kissing you? The reporter could have herpes or something for all Will knows. This isn't a gay issue AT ALL. It's a personal space issue. Will Smith was completely justified in his response.

826 days ago
84.

DYLANYALE    

I would have slapped him too, but way harder with more follow up!!!.... Will gave him what he deserved.. He wanted a kiss and Will gave him a love tap...

826 days ago
85.

vlanfu    

he should have cold?clocked? him right on camera see wtf big willy do to splitty mucks who dare kiss the willy man.He keepth his cool or he would have had to make out with the DUDE for nothing$$$,You want face? you gota pay nothing in dtas life is for free buch

826 days ago
86.

parlayer    


would Will have smacked a brother? he is for gay anything and higher taxes, whats a little show of affection for a non hostile fan??? (better than higher taxes)

826 days ago
87.

wow ew    

I think the reporter deserved it.

826 days ago
88.

TonTeezy    

I'm glad it's the guy's "schtick" because I was going to say that was planned to dispel all the rumors.

826 days ago
89.

superbadnerves1    

Will from philly old boy is lucky he did not get the smack down

826 days ago
90.

Misty    

No, that slap was deserved. I dont know WHAT that reporter was thinking. At first I thought he was just giving him a double kiss on the cheek, but then he grabbed Will. Will handled that well, with a TAP, compared to what the reporter deserved.

826 days ago
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