Over the years there have been some pretty crazy displays of affection on the red carpet, but rarely something that wasn’t consensual by the star and their fan. (Except for that time a guy tried to give Madonna hydrangeas against her will. The nerve!) TMZ has posted a clip of mega-star Will Smith physically assaulting a reporter at the red carpet premiere of Men in Black III in Moscow on May 18, after the guy attempted to give the actor an open-mouth kiss.
As seen in the clip below, the reporter asks Smith for a hug, which the actor obliges to. But it quickly escalates into a pucker-up situation, the likes of which Smith was not willing to be a part of. He quickly pushes the guy away, gives him a backhanded slap, and continues down the red carpet with his shell shocked entourage. (Hollywood.com reached out to Smith’s rep for a comment, but did not receive one at the time.)
Check out the incident below and watch the awkward encounter unfold:
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