Prankster Vitalii Sediuk Explains Why He Accosted Kim Kardashian Again

Vitalii Sediuk, the man who made a name for himself by accosting celebrities, and made Kim Kardashian his target in Paris on Wednesday, September 28, told the Associated Press that he got close to the reality star to make a statement.

The former Ukrainian news reporter told the AP that he tried to kiss the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star’s famous derriere as a protest "to popularize natural beauty among teenage girls."

Vitalii Sediuk
Vitalii Sediuk appears at Los Angeles Superior Court House on May 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian-Pool/Getty Images

Sediuk also claimed to the AP that he didn’t plan the moment and that it was a “coincidence” that he and the Selfish author, 35, were at the same spot at the same time.

As previously reported by Us Weekly, Kardashian was walking into L’Avenue when Sediuk attempted to kiss her behind. Kardashian’s bodyguard reacted quickly and tackled the man.

According to the AP, a formal complaint has yet to be filed to Paris police.

Just six days ago, the prankster attacked Gigi Hadid. He tried to pick up the model outside of a Milan Fashion Week Show and she elbowed him in the face before he ran away.

The aggressor previously spent two days in jail after attacking Brad Pitt at the 2014 Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent. He also previously accosted Kardashian outside of a Balmain show in 2014.

His other past targets have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith and America Ferrera

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