At the Premier of Will Smiths new movie, Men In Black 3, in Moscow today, a Ukrainian reporter, Vitalii Sediuk, known for trying to ‘kiss-ambush’ celebrities on the mouth, got what most people would have done in the same situation; a warning that it’s not acceptable.
There are a few stories running around the net at the moment making Will Smith out to be completely homophobic for his reactions, despite his personal backing of gay marriage. Looking at the video, you can see that the Ukrainian reporter is completely out-of-order in pushing himself on Mr Smith. Just because he is a famous celebrity doesn’t mean that he has to put up with people like that.
If it were me, I know for a fact that it wouldn’t have been a gentle slap. Sorry, but I just think that the reporter was completely in the wrong here; if it had have been the other way round, then people would have been screaming law suits.
What do you think?
[Update] A week after the event, Will gave his reason why on the David Letterman show: