At a Moscow red carpet premiere for the movie “Men in Black 3”, actor Will Smith got a little more than he bargained for in an encounter with an overly aggressive reporter.

A Ukrainian reporter asked the actor if he could have a hug. In keeping with his normal friendly nature, Smith readily agreed. Once the hug began, however, the reporter then tried to kiss Smith on the lips, eliciting an instinctive reaction from the actor as he angrily pushed the reporter away and smacked him across the face. His remarks indicated that the entire episode took him by surprise, and he was reacting to that emotion as opposed to striking out in anger.

Witnesses who saw the entire incident stated that Smith was simply startled and reacting instinctively. He laughed off the incident a few moments later, and continued signing autographs for fans before finally going into the theater.

Will Smith Slaps Ukrainian Reporter