Kim Kardashian arrived in France for Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday — but she wasn’t met with the warmest welcome. Vitalii Sediuk, the same man who lifted Gigi Hadid off the ground in Milan last week, attempted to kiss the reality star’s backside, as evidenced in a video captured by her makeup artist, Mario Dedivanovic.
Sediuk, known as a celebrity prankster, broke through the crowd gathered outside L’Avenue restaurant. While it’s unclear whether or not Sediuk made contact, Kardashian, wearing a sheer black trench coat with a bandeau, certainly appeared startled.
While Hadid fought the Ukrainian journalist off with her elbow, Kardashian’s security guard, Pascal Duvier, jumped in to save the day and tackled Sediuk to the ground. She later tweeted that he’s a “G.”
This isn’t the first time Sediuk has targeted Kardashian. In 2014, he knocked her to the ground while she was making her way through a mob of people as she exited the Balmain show. After that, Sediuk told the Hollywood Reporter that he accosted Kardashian because he enjoys attention. “I like the show business world. But it’s obviously not my intention to offend someone. It looks like I’m a monster, but I’m a normal guy. Well, what I’m doing isn’t normal — but I don’t have bad intentions.”
Sediuk, who lives in Europe and has been banned from the United States, has yet to speak out on the reasoning behind his latest stunt. But if there’s any connection with the Hadid episode, it could be part of his “manifest or a protest” to send a message to Anna Wintour. In a statement, he said the editor-in-chief has “turned Vogue into a tabloid by putting Kardashians and other similar celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine.”
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