At the Moscow “Men in Black 3″ premiere, Will Smith was forced to defend his personal space, backhanding a Ukrainian reporter who attempted to steal a smooch from the actor. TMZ reports that the forward move is part of the reporter’s schtick, but Smith wasn’t keen on kissing a stranger, and reacted violently.
Smith later said, “He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him.” Worth noting: Smith has publicly expressed his support for gay marriage, so this act is probably more driven by the invasion of his personal space than anything else.
Check out a video of the encounter below. Do you think Will Smith was right to react as he did?