The Ukrainian “reporter” who was slapped by Oscar winner Will Smith in 2012 recalled the incident on Instagram last night.
Vitalii Sediuk took to Instagram after Smith slapped fire out of Chris Rock’s mouth for joking about his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.
Sediuk captioned a video: “But @willsmith practiced on me first, only to perfrom [sic] his slap at the Oscars.”
Sediuk is a prankster who pretended to be a reporter on the red carpet at the Moscow, Russia premiere of Men In Black III in 2012.
As Smith walked the red carpet at the event, Sediuk asked him for a hug, but he went in for a kiss instead.
Smith was shocked and slapped the guy on the chin before security escorted him down the red carpet.
“Hey, man, what the hell is your problem?” Smith could be heard saying as he stormed off. “He tried to kiss me on my mouth.”
Smith later explained the incident to David Letterman, who asked him why he “beat up a guy who was trying to hug” him.
“I didn’t beat up a guy!” Smith said. “He says, ‘I’m your biggest fan, can I have a hug?’ So I go to give this joker a hug, and he tries to lean in and kiss me!”
Sediuk apologized to Smith, but he was later fired by a Ukraine TV station for harassing other American stars – including trying to kiss Brad Pitt, who got a restraining order against him.