Vitalii Sediuk strikes again! His victim, this time, is none other than Kim Kardashian! The noted prankster has accosted a number of celebrities including Brad Pitt, Bradley Copper, America Ferrera, Madonna, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Adele, just to name a few. Most recently, he invaded model, Gigi Hadid’s personal space and the 5-foot 10-inch beauty elbowed him in the face! Celebrities have been warned about the Sediuk menace by now and are likely on guard, ready for his antics. But many still have no idea who Vitalii Sediuk is, and aren’t aware about his Instagram, or his pranks. Well, worry no more. We’re going to tell you everything you need to know about Vitalii Sediuk.
Vitalii Sediuk is Ukrainian-born. He used to work for the Ukrainian TV channel 1+1. It is believed that Sediuk is able to gain access to Hollywood events using the credentials he earned as a journalist.
Kim is the Only One He Went after Twice
Vitalii got too close to the reality star on Wednesday, when Kim was walking to L’Avenue restaurant in Paris.
Look but don’t touch ???? ???? #Paris #kimkardashian #MakeupByMario. Of course @pascalduvier crushed him ???????????????????????? and @steph_shep too ????
Vitalii posted on his Instagram page that he wanted the Kardashians to promote natural beauty among teenage girls. He still went too far and Kim filed charges against him with the French authorities.
I was protesting Kim for using fake butt implants. I encourage her and the rest of Kardashian clan to popularise natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly. P.s. I was sitting there outside the posh restaurant to use free wifi and eating my ice-cream. When all of a sudden, the pack of paparazzi came out and the car with Kim Kardashian. I swear I didn’t know she was going to be there. So I had to come out with an idea very fast. Does it mean if I don’t go to celebrities, they come to me? Lol Have a nice evening everybody! I have to finish my ice-cream.. Photo credit: Goffphotos #kimkardashian
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This is the second time Vitalii went after Kim, though Kim is not that happy about the privilege. In 2014, Vitalii ambushed Kim outside the Balmain Fashion Show in Paris. He claimed that he did it because he didn’t believe Kim’s sister, Kendall Jenner is a high fashion model. It’s also the same reason he went after Gigi Hadid.
He Got under Madonna’s Skin
In 2011, Sediuk baited Madonna at the Venice Film Festival by giving the Queen of Pop a bouquet of hydrangeas. Madonna accepted the flowers but was quick to put the bouquet on the floor after an obvious eye-roll and told the woman sitting next to her that she hates hydrangeas. She came under fire for her apparent snobbery to a fan. It was later revealed that Sediuk had baited her into the negative press and the aspiring writer/director/producer even released a short film titled Hydrangeas based on the incident.
He Got Too Close to Brad Pitt
At the 2014 premiere of Maleficent, Sediuk targeted Brad Pitt, who was there with his then wife, Angelina Jolie. Pitt was signing autographs when Sediuk ambushed him. Though reports vary, it is said that there was a minor scuffle between Pitt and Sediuk, where Sediuk broke the actor’s glasses. Sediuk was arrested and jailed for the incident and Pitt even got an emergency restraining order against him. A few days before his altercation with Pitt, Sediuk had invaded another red carpet. That time, he had crawled underneath the gown of America Ferrera as she posed for pictures! The actress was visibly shaken by the harassment. In the aftermath of the incident, Sediuk was heavily criticized and fired from 1+1. Pitt even gave the journalist a warning that, “If he tries to look up a woman’s dress again, he’s going to get stomped.”
He’s Banned by U.S. Media
No surprise there! Sediuk’s red carpet assaults ultimately led to him being banned from U.S. media events. His pranks are not in good taste and after the back-to-back events in May with Brad Pitt and America Ferrera, people had enough of him. He’s now ordered to stay 500 yards away from all Hollywood events, including red carpets, award shows, entertainment events, etc. No wonder he’s ambushing celebrities in Europe! His European escapades also include getting slapped by Will Smith for kissing him at the premiere of Men In Black III in Moscow.