WILL SMITH thinks that his incident involving a kissing reporter during his red carpet premiere in Moscow last week was just “awkward.”

We believe you, Will!

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As previously reported, Will shoved and backhanded a Ukrainian TV reporter on the face after he hugged and tried to kiss the actor on the lips before the Russian premiere of his new movie  ”Men in Black 3″ last week Friday.

The actor went on “The Late Show with David Letterman” last Tuesday and explained exactly what happened:

“I was in Moscow and we’re doing an interview and he says, ‘I’m your biggest fan, can I have a hug, please?’ So I go to give this joker a hug and he tries to lean in to kiss me, you know? And it’s just awkward, Dave.”

Of course it wasn’t just a random act, as the actor later discovered:

“They were [like] ‘We’re sorry, you know, it’s just his shtick.’ And I said, ‘That’s why his ass got shtuck.’”

That’s also how they both made it to entertainment news last week… for an awkward moment caught on video.

Again, we gotta ask, do you think it was right for Will to slap the guy?

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