heartfelt save-my-ass apology from that reporter who got slapped by Will Smith on the red carpet after he kissed the actor one too many times.
Ukrainian interviewer Vitalii Sediuk said he intended to do something different than the other journalists and didn’t mean to offend Smith.
“I don’t take offence. Of course, we have different mentalities,” he said. ”It was a splash of emotions, an emotional moment and I’m sorry for that. Next time if I meet him, I’ll just shake his hand.”
I feel bad for the guy. I really don’t think he meant any harm or that he did it for attention. A lot of people insist the gesture was a misinterpreted cultural greeting since many people greet each other with a kiss on the cheek and it’s NO BIG DEAL. In fact, I think it was a mistake on Smith’s part considering all these reporters were there to promote his movie.
If you missed the epic slap, Smith was unimpressed during the Moscow premiere of Men in Black 3 when Sediuk tried to plant a big sloppy one on his lips. He joked with another reporter: “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him.”
Watch the apology here: