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Date: 05/18/12 04:47 PM

74 Responses to Will Smith Slaps Male Reporter Who Kisses Him

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 4:51 pm
    Link: Will Smith Slaps Male Reporter Who Kisses Him - It went down at the Men In Black 3 premier in Moscow. Was Smith justified to rough him up the way he did?
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    yusuksomuch Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    more like a love tap, like a woman would give a guy she kinda liked but was getting a little too fresh(prince) a little too quick. Why anyone would let a stranger get that close is beyond me.
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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    I would have laid his ass out, try to put ya lips on me.
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    OddNumber Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 5:41 pm
    justified, that and to be fair, kissing like that would land the guy in the hospital even if the receiving end is accustomed to kissing, seriously
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    theos12 Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    Not much of a kiss. Not much of a slap. Didn`t look like that much roughing up to me Fancy. What kind of a professional reporter does that? I`d say he deserved it. If it was a guy reporter doing that to a woman we would be cheering her on.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 5:49 pm
    Wow, umm, if you`re going to travel to other countries, you`d better read up on their customs, Will. This man looked like he was making a customary welcoming gesture. Get over yourself.
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    otakuguns Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm
    Yeah, that was nothing. Like he said, at least he didn`t punch him.
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    blobby5 Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:07 pm
    "I would have laid his ass out, try to put ya lips on me."

    Right.
    I quiver in the presence of your superior masculinity.
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:11 pm
    What an arrogant jerk--Kitfox is right, it really does look like a welcoming gesture.

    Smith`s response is in no way justifiable.
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    @KitFox..

    How many other countries have you been to?... Stfu..
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm
    Kiss on the cheeks, not the mouth.

    The reporter was just trying to become famous by having that go viral...

    Nice try douche...
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    PsychGeek Female 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:17 pm
    HI-aole:

    honey, if you go to other countries, certain things are customary. In some countries, it`s polite to burp after a meal in order to show you enjoyed it; in others, looking someone you just met directly in the eyes is a sign of disrespect.

    Take your own advice and stfu.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:23 pm
    Well, it`s an uninvited sexual thing, he got a little "backhand cuff" no harm!

    SERIOUS HAIL!!! WOWOWOW!
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
    576 posts
    May 18, 2012 at 6:25 pm
    @PsychGeek..

    Really? How do you know such wondrous things about other countries. You`re so culturally adept.

    I`m sure that Willie has been to more countries than you can even name.

    You probably haven`t even left the USA..

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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    Everyone on here that thinks this is bad needs to travel outside of the US. Bunch of yokels.
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    tatripp Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:49 pm
    should have hit him harder
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    jadedtortois Female 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:57 pm
    I would have smacked that guy hard, not the time for a lil kiss...
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    markust123 Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    "I`m sure that Willie has been to more countries than you can even name."

    And that is why his reaction was inexcusable. And then he goes and lies and says the guy tried to kiss him on the lips?
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    I think cheek-kissing is a pretty common greeting in eastern Europe.
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    swoop408 Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm
    Didn`t see the big deal on either party. Dude gave customary hello pecks and Will Smith gave him a love tap to let him know he was uncomfortable with it. Non-issue. Now let`s move on with our lives.
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    Pinkminx22 Female 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    I would do the same thing if someone did that to me uninvited..
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    rgu3t0 Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm
    I agree with PsychGeek...every country has their own customs. My family is from El Salvador and kissing on the cheek as demonstrated in the video is customary.

    @HI-haole....It doesn`t require traveling to more countries than I`m able to name to actually have some education and be able to understand different cultures. Too bad you still feel that everything revolves around you and what you believe.

    On a different note, Will Smith is an idiot. Had respect for the guy but unfortunately he has shown to be a typical black man that sees something different that what he is used to as completely wrong and acts as if he is right.
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    PhantomGh0st Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    So if they want us to respect their culture, they should respect others as well.

    The reporter should have done his research to know that men do not want kisses from other men.
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    Thdot Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm
    That wasn`t just cheek kissing. Dude was getting aggressive.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:10 pm
    To be honest, that didn`t look like the reporter was going for the usual double-cheek-kiss which is common in many European countries (yes, even between two guys). He kept turning his face towards Will Smith`s. Unless they do it very differently in Moscow, I think he was going for something else.
    Still not much need for more than the push away, but there you go.
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    Patrolboat Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:13 pm
    Will was fine with cheek kisses he turned his head and the guy turned it the same way to try and kiss him on the mouth. the guy was smiling until will smith embarrassed him. It was totally deserved.
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    kangoala Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:32 pm
    Well handled. That could have been a lot more embarrassing for both of them, but Will Smith behaved admirably. Probably a reporter from some rag trying to spin a "Will Smith Gay?" story.
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:51 pm
    guess he wanted to be a man in a black?

    ok ok, I will stop.
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    ardystic Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    reporter went for more than faire la bise, he was going for his mouth just like will said. even though it may be a country`s custom, you can`t expect every person from outside the country to be comfortable with it. reporter got lucky he only got a tap.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 8:07 pm
    Somebody should`ve told him that here in america it`s called sexual assault.
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    FoolsPrussia Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 8:08 pm
    The reporter crossed the line, but Smith didn`t have to give him that little sissy slap. Back off and take it in stride, like a man.
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    Runemang Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 8:16 pm
    The slap was a hair too much ... but only a hair and still mild considering it was in the reflex moment of being embarrassed ... I can`t really fault Will for this.
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    Viking864 Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 8:27 pm
    ....and the stupid shall be punished,
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    In Slavic/Eastern European cultures, the male-male bear hug/cheek kiss greeting is normal, a sign of respect and affection, not in any way sexual.

    This is a fail on Smith`s part. Get someone with some brains to join your entourage. They would of advised you to spent a few minutes brushing up on the culture of the foreign country you are going to visit to pump the tires on your latest movie...
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    YugureKage Female 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm
    That is a European custom isn`t it? Or am I mistaken? I feel like Will should have known that with all the traveling he does...I think that was too much. Suck it up if you`re uncomfortable in a new culture, and be respectful.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Yeah, no one tried to kiss him on the mouth. Will just lost a few points in my book. Is he a scientologist or something?
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    RytWing Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 9:52 pm
    Here we go blaming it on the black guy again. Both parties are at fault. Will didn`t know it was a cultural thing. Dude didn`t realize Will isn`t a part of his culture.
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    Patrolboat Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    how can you idiots watch it and think the guy isnt trying to kiss him the mouth. the reporter has a smirk on his face until he gets embarassed in front of everyone.
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    BigWaFuu Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    It might be a common greeting but not appropriate for a random stranger/reporter to just pull that on a celebrity. Customs or not, its called being respectful.

    Good on Will for laying down some law.
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    sutra46 Female 40-49
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    May 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm
    Yeah American men don`t kiss on the cheek. He was being nice and leaned in for a hug. It`s not nice to touch lips with strangers.
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    avail9988 Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    Light slap well deserved
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    May 18, 2012 at 11:54 pm
    Yeah he handled that pretty well. He held back, good for him.
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 12:16 am
    homo love for old Willy
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    Swaywithme Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 12:41 am
    He handled that pretty damn well...you don`t kiss someone you don`t know on the mouth, that`s just effed up. He doesn`t know where you`ve been >=( What if you`re all herpy derpy? The slap was pretty light, it looked worse because it was backhanded. It would have just looked like a tap if he clapped him on the side of the face.

    I`m honestly surprised he was so jovial about it. Will Smith has always been plagued with gay rumours. I hart him any which way. This made me love him a little bit more.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    May 19, 2012 at 1:38 am
    A light and limp wristed love tap.You could tell he wanted to be pursued for more.
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    Edgarska19 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 1:54 am
    That was pretty well handled, all tings considered.

    You just don`t kiss a man you don`t know, or a woman, for that matter.
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    som-tam Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 2:44 am
    i don`t think this will hurt Will Smith too much. the man wasn`t trying to kiss him on the mouth, i think WS said that because he instantly realised what he had just done.
    I think the worst thing for W is this has damaged his image as the most relaxed easy-going man in the world.
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 2:45 am
    Awkwaaaarrrd :p
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    Kain1 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 3:05 am
    "rough him up" ?... *disapproving glare*
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    May 19, 2012 at 4:46 am
    Fair enough, the guy was taking liberties and a light tap wasn`t over-reacting.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 5:25 am
    Yes, he was justified. I wouldn`t let a strange man or woman do that to me! A man should be able to defend himself from unwanted advances, too.
    And it`s not like Will Smith was going overboard, it seemed like he`d have let the reporter get away with the European kisses on the cheeks if the reporter hadn`t tried for the mouth.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 6:25 am
    I drating hate Will Smith, so I hope he has to give up his ass in the lawsuit.

    That said, all he`s gotta do is stay out of Russia, and he`s fine.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 6:25 am
    awkward *daddy hit mommy* moment there.

    But I think he was justified, it was hardly a slap anyway. I can`t tell if he was trying to kiss him on the cheek or on the mouth, but either way that`d make me uncomfortable and a little something is totally legit in my opinion.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 6:26 am
    Also, the guy did NOT try to kiss him on the lips.

    The hug was awkward, but the kiss were standard European fare.
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 6:27 am
    He was up to no good and started making trouble in his neighborhood
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    kummi90 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 6:38 am
    If this is Russia, and this is a custom common to the guy living in Russia, then no, Will Smith was not justified in doing that. Either conform to the customs, or GTFO
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 7:40 am
    All he did was kiss him on each cheek. Go to a lot of countries and that`s a very normal way of greeting someone, respectfully too. He didn`t try to "kiss him on the mouth", and sure as hell didn`t deserve the slap!
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    gargaflute Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 7:49 am
    I`m on Will`s side. Now watch TMZ calling him a homophobe, stupid Hollywood.
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    CDarling Female 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 7:51 am
    Who cares?
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 8:13 am
    Mister_C: yes that is a custom. however Smith was trying to move his face away and the reporter CLEARLY didnt get the message. Smith thought he was trying to kiss him on the mouth because of this.

    Justified imo.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
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    May 19, 2012 at 8:44 am
    Tha weren`t no slap
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 9:21 am
    @ CDarling...answer...not me.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 11:55 am
    I totally agree with you gargaflute.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
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    May 19, 2012 at 2:56 pm
    Go to a lot of countries and that`s a very normal way of greeting someone, respectfully too. He didn`t try to "kiss him on the mouth", and sure as hell didn`t deserve the slap!

    Misunderstanding on Will Smith`s part.
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    KitFox Female 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    Wow, I can`t believe all the idiotic pandering going on supporting Will`s act of blatant ignorance. Have you ever gone in to hug someone and had that awkward moment of which way to turn your head? Well try doing that while kissing both cheeks. I`ve had to do it in other countries, and sometimes you almost bump lips trying to go the same direction first. It`s an innocent mistake, and Will Smith should be ashamed of himself that he reacted like the lesser human. Poor form.
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    jwhalerfan Male 30-39
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    May 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    hahaha Europeans are so stupid.... that`s why you`ll always be second...
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    Fortitude Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2012 at 1:44 am
    This was on the news here and apparently this Ukrainian reporter is known for trying stunts on camera to provoke a reaction. And in most countries where the kiss on each cheek they pull back between cheeks not smear their face over to the other side.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2012 at 2:27 am
    nasty
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    arsebanditry Male 40-49
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    May 20, 2012 at 9:41 am
    will smith `raps` like my mother...
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    May 20, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    Yeah it was justified. Just a light tap. Meh. Dude is awesome regardless. I don`t get why people don`t like him.
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    MsJJAdeL Female 18-29
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    May 20, 2012 at 1:53 pm
    @jwhalerfan - from one American to another, please stop making generalized and uninformed statements about others. It makes the rest of us look ignorant as well.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    Ah... It looks kinda like the dude was trying to do the Euro double-cheek kiss but on closer inspection the second cheek hit was because Will turned his head to the left to avoid a mouth kiss. The slap was unnecessary but not undeserved. If instead of Will Smith it was just some dude who almost got kissed on the mouth by some stranger it`d be considered very light retribution.
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    drips Male 30-39
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    May 20, 2012 at 9:03 pm
    Also, dude has his arm tightly around the back of Will`s neck. He is trying to hold him close and firmly which reeks of suspicious activity.
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    Rogan Female 18-29
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    May 22, 2012 at 6:47 pm
    At first I felt Will Smith was in the wrong because of a cultural misunderstanding but after seeing it again it was pretty clear the reporter was way too invasive and going for his mouth. And it was a gentle little slap, so he handled himself well.

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