Ukrainian prankster lunges at Kim Kardashian West at Paris Fashion Week
Vitalii Sediuk has struck again. The Ukrainian prankster, who attacked Gigi Hadid in Milan last week, on Wednesday went after Kim Kardashian West shortly after she visited Balmain’s headquarters in Paris during the French capital’s fashion week.
Sediuk lunged at the reality television star as she was arriving at trendy restaurant L’Avenue on Avenue Montaigne and tried to kiss her bottom. Kardashian West’s makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic caught the incident on a video that he posted to his Instagram account @makeupbymario:
“Look but don’t touch #Paris #kimkardashian #MakeupByMario. Of course @pascalduvier crushed him and @steph_shep too,” he wrote, referring to Kardashian’s security guard Pascal Duvier and assistant Stephanie Sheppard.
Duvier rapidly mastered Sediuk, who had already made a grab for Kardashian West two years ago by throwing himself at her feet outside a Balmain show. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personality, wearing a sheer black Sacai jacket and skirt, entered the restaurant and later tweeted: “My security @PascalDuvier is a G.”
Sediuk, who regularly justifies his pranks as protests, wrote a rambling note on Instagram alongside a picture of him bending down behind Kardashian West.
“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,” he said.
“P.S. I was sitting there outside the posh restaurant to use free Wi-Fi 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 [up] with an idea very fast. Does it mean if I don’t go to celebrities, they come to me? Lol,” he wrote, concluding: “Have a nice evening everybody! I have to finish my ice cream.”
During Milan Fashion Week, Sediuk grabbed and lifted Hadid as she was leaving the Max Mara show venue. Hadid fought back, jabbing him with her elbow and forcing him to flee. She later spoke to Lena Dunham on her newsletter, Lenny, saying she felt in danger and had every right to defend herself.
Many publications and fashion personalities shared their support for Hadid on social media.