Ukrainian Reporter Apologizes After Getting Slapped by Will Smith (VIDEO)

Even though Will Smith is the one who slapped Ukrainian reporter Vitalii Sediuk, it looks like Sediuk is the one who is apologizing for his actions.

Last week, the internet was abuzz after video of the 43-year-old actor was was seen not only pushing, but slapping the Ukrainian reporter after he got a little too close for comfort at the Men in Black III Moscow, Russian premiere. In an exclusive interview with, the reporter said the scene was “chaotic,” and that it wasn’t completely his fault.

Sediuk said:

“I do apologize for my behavior … Now I understand that it was too much. I tried to kiss him on the cheek, but he moved his head so fast, then it turned out as if I wanted to kiss him in the ear. It was chaotic.”

He also added, “Of course after analyzing the story, I can say it was emotional impulse. I deeply respect him as an actor. I just wanted to do something to impress him.”

Watch the video above to see more of his apology.

Do you think he’s being sincere? Sound off in the comments!

No slaps here! Will attends the MIB III NY premiere. The film hits theaters in the United States this Friday, May 25.

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