Yesterday, we shared the story of a crazed lunatic who attempted to violate the personal space of Kim Kardashian by literally kissing her butt while she dodged paparazzi on the street in Paris. Now, the assailant, named Vitalii Sediuk, is coming forward with a bizarre explanation of the action, saying the antic was actually an act of protest in order to "to popularize natural beauty among teenage girls." Sure, whatever.
But this isn't the first time Sediuk has made headlines with his quasi-political happenings: back in 2012 Sediuk attempted a similar stunt with Will Smith. And in 2014, Sediuk showed up at the Met Gala in a tastefully ugly man-kini. In fact, Sediuk's gone after a handful of stars with a few variations on his inanity: according to Us Magazine he's also previously accosted Leo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and America Ferrera. The media has labelled him a "notorious prankster" as opposed to a serial harasser or mentally ill man struggling with impulse control. Cool career, dude!
On Instagram, Vitalii is claiming that the moment was unplanned but that his desire to get close to Kim was a thoughtful semiotic gesture:
Yo. Get a life.
Kim is taking the incident seriously and has filed a complaint with French authorities. Hopefully this prankster gets thrown in jail and starts thinking of better ways to occupy his time.