Vitalii Sediuk, a man who is notorious for physically accosting celebrities, ambushed Kim Kardashian in Paris on Wednesday.
Kim was reportedly outside of L'Avenue restaurant when Sediuk ran up behind her and tried to literally kiss her butt. Luckily, Kim's bodyguard, Pascal Duvier, responded quickly by pulling Sediuk away from Kim and tackling him to the ground.
At the time, TMZ is reporting that it's unclear whether or not Sediuk was arrested. Sediuk has a history of defending his attacks as "pranks" or "protests."
Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic captured the attack and posted it to Instagram.
Sediuk posted his reasoning for the assault on Instagram.
I swear I didn't know she was going to be there.
"I was protesting Kim for using fake butt implants," wrote Sediuk, trying to somehow justify his assault by placing the blame on the victim. He continued to say that he wants the Kardashians to "popularise natural beauty among teenage girls who follow and defend them blindly."
According to Sediuk's Instagram post, the attack was spontaneous and unplanned, as if that somehow makes it OK.
Vitalii Sediuk is an assailant and not a prankster. Going up to women and lifting them/upskirt them/kiss them is assault.— The Jeneral (@JenniferWillcut) September 28, 2016
People on Twitter are not accepting his supposed excuse.
How Vitali Sediuk has not been arrested yet is beyond me. You're not a "prankster" you're a utter idiot. It's assault.— Pippa (@Pip1987) September 28, 2016
Many are saying that his actions go a lot further than any "prank" should.
Be fun if Vitalii Sediuk furthered his "prankster" cred by goosing a few "open carry" types here in the US. Really make a satiric point.— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) September 28, 2016
Actor Michael McKean also responded to the incident on Twitter.
Kim thanked Pascal Duvier on Twitter following the incident.
Sediuk has a long history of disturbing altercations with celebrities. Kim was previously targeted by Sediuk outside of Balmain's Paris Fashion Week show in 2014. "The prank with Kim was my protest that US banned me from entering the country," Sediuk told E! News.
Sediuk also assaulted model Gigi Hadid this month in Milan, grabbing her from behind and lifting her off of the ground. Gigi fought back by elbowing him in the face.
There are many other celebrities that Sediuk has ambushed in the past, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Will Smith.
I just want to use what happened to me to show that it's everyone's right, and it can be empowering, to be able to defend yourself.
On Tuesday, Gigi spoke out about Sediuk's attack in Lena Dunham's Lenny Letter. She criticized the headlines that framed her as the aggressive one in the incident, saying that everyone should have the right to self defense.
"Honestly, I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did," she said.