Will Smith Freaks Out
On The Red Carpet

Will Smith might be a jokester, but don't try to pull a fast one on him unless you want to be slapped. A Ukrainian reporter found that out the hard way during a Friday red carpet event in Moscow.

Will Smith slaps a reporterMen in Black III star Will Smith is an all-around nice guy, but even nice guys have their limits. The actor was making his way down the red carpet at the Moscow premiere of his film when he stopped to talk to a Ukrainian reporter. The reporter — known for his silly and odd PDAs with celebrities — tried to kiss Smith on the mouth.

That's when things got heated.

"What the hell is your problem, man?" Smith yelled at the reporter before slapping him. The camera showed the reporter's sheepish response to the slap while Smith gathered his composure and moved on to another reporter.

"He's lucky I didn't sucker-punch him," the angry actor said. "Oh, sorry, I said that on camera."

Some are questioning Smith's reaction, saying this ruins his nice guy reputation. We say no way: The kiss — joking or not — was uncalled for and we probably would have put our knee to his you-know-what if that was us. As far as we're concerned, Smith was nice with the slight slap.

Smith usually has a good attitude about everything — he has to with young children like Jaden Smith and Willow Smith. Jaden even managed to push his dad's buttons during an Easter weekend visit to the White House.

"I was at the White House with my family and we were getting a tour and, you know, Barack and Michelle and Sasha and Malia... And it's me, Jada and the kids and we're walking through the White House. And the night before Jaden had said to me, 'Dad, I got to ask the president about the aliens.' I was like, 'Dude, no.' It's not cool. It's not cool. It's embarrassing," he recalled on the BBC's Radio One earlier this week.

The president led the Smith family into the White House situation room — and that's when Jaden saw his chance to do a little Men in Black III cross-promotion.

"...Jaden gets the look in his eyes and he leans over and says, 'Dad, what's my punishment?' And I was like, 'Jaden, do not.' And you know, Barack is talking about the Situation Room and Jaden says, 'Excuse me, Mr. President.' I was like, 'Hey, Barack, man…' And Barack said, 'Don't tell me.' And in perfect form, and this is why he's the president, he stopped and looked at Jaden said, 'The aliens, right?'"

Obama didn't miss a beat. "'I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of extraterrestrials, but I can tell you if there had been a top-secret meeting and if there would have had to have been a discussion about it, it would have taken place in this room.'"

But back to the slap: We just have one thing to say — Go Will!

Watch Will Smith smack a reporter

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Comments on "Will Smith lays the smack down on kissy reporter"

Andrew May 21, 2012 | 1:51 PM

This was a bad move on the reporter's part. If he wanted to plan a publicity stunt, he should have coordinated it with Mr. Smith beforehand. What he did can be characterized as ual harassment. The politically correct reaction is to make Will Smith look like the bad guy in this incident, but nobody would be defending this creepy reporter if he kissed Angelina Jolie or Cameron Diaz and got slapped.

vanessa May 21, 2012 | 1:17 PM

there was def. no reason to hit the guy, I have first hand knowledge of Will Smith and hes a jerk, under the nice guy is a rough meany hes just usually good at hiding it, his response to this guy was a slip up, ive been on the recieving end of his jerky behavior and It just reinforces what I already knew about him, he was already rid of the guy why did he need to put his hands on him? it was a slip up of his true colors!

rj May 21, 2012 | 12:53 PM

From North Philidelphia born and raised........Don't get it twisted.

Emma May 18, 2012 | 4:40 PM

I think it was all in fun what Will Smith did. The reporter clearly crossed the line, and he knew it, but Will tried to handle it the best he could being caught off guard like that. Will seems like a nice guy and this definitely doesn't ruin that reputation! He just has to take care of himself and what happens to him.

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