By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Will Smith may be one of Hollywood’s nicest guys…just don’t try to kiss him. TMZ reports that Big Willie slapped a male reporter at the “Men In Black 3” premiere in Moscow who tried to give him a peck or two on the cheek and on the lips on the red carpet.
“What the hell is your problem, man?” a visibly angry Smith says and pushes off the affectionate Ukrainian reporter from 1+1. “He tried to kiss me on my mouth. He’s lucky I didn’t sucker punch him” Will explained to another person there following the incident. A source on scene told TMZ, “the reporter’s mouth brushed up against Will’s and that’s why the actor reacted so violently. Despite the incident, Will stayed positive … and happily continued to sign autographs for fans and do red carpet interviews.”
Smith (who played an openly gay character in the 1993 film Six “Degrees of Separation”) came out in support of same-sex marriage earlier this week, on the heels of President Barack Obama’s acceptance of the institution. Yahoo! News shares that Smith told reporters in Berlin on Monday that “If anybody can find someone to love them and to help them through this difficult thing that we call life, I support that in any shape or form.” That still doesn’t mean he’s open to being kissed by strangers though.
Rappers T.I. and Jay-Z have also supported Obama’s stance on allowing same-sex marriage.