Will Smith slapped reporter for kiss

May 19, 2012 at 11:07 AM

MOSCOW, May 19 (UPI) -- American actor Will Smith slapped a reporter who kissed him on the mouth during the "Men in Black 3" premier in Moscow, WPIX-TV, New York, reported.

As Smith walked the red carpet for the sci-fi premier Friday, a Ukrainian reporter tried to hug the actor, then kissed him on the cheeks before going for the lips, the news station said Saturday.

Will responded with a backhand slap to the reporter's face, saying "Come on man, what the hell is your problem buddy?"

When the two women Will was walking with turned to view the incident, the actor apologized and explained.

"The joker is lucky I didn't sucker punch him," Smith said to a nearby cameraman.

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