Vitalii Sediuk is a Ukrainian, uh, “personality” (his official occupation is listed as “Reporter, Celebrity Harasser, Pervert” on his Wikipedia page) who has a long and storied history of manhandling and physically accosting celebrities during premieres and red carpet events. In the past, his targets have included Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, America Ferrera, and Bradley Cooper. Last week Sediuk made headlines when he grabbed model Gigi Hadid, who was in Milan for Italy’s fashion week with her sister Bella, and physically lifted the her off the ground.
Sediuk was not charged by police for what some might consider physical assault, and this week he struck again, this time ambushing Kim Kardashian as she left an upscale restaurant in Paris. Fortunately Sediuk didn’t have as much luck this go around, as he ran up on the reality star and attempted to literally kiss Kardashian’s ass, before he was yanked off his feet and slammed to the ground by security personnel, as you can see in the above video obtained by The Daily Mail.
Sediuk later took to Instagram to “explain” his actions, claiming he pulled the stunt to protest Kardashian’s alleged use of “butt implants,” but insisting that it wasn’t planned.
For her part, Kardashian — who continued walking by, unfazed by the stunt — posted a thank you to her security guard on Twitter.
It seems like only a matter of time before this guy pulls this crap on the wrong person, or ends up hurting someone, if not himself. The incident was captured from another angle by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic, and it’s obvious that Sediuk’s actions could be easily mistaken for violent assault.