Vitalii Sediuk is often described as “a Ukranian prankster” or a “prank journalist.” He is neither. He is a serial assailant of celebrity men and women, mostly women. Sediuk is the guy who tried to climb under America Ferrera’s dress at Cannes a few years back. He was the guy who tried to put his face into Brad Pitt’s crotch at a premiere. He was the guy whophysically assaulted Kim Kardashian in Paris. Sediuk is no longer allowed in America, which means he hunts for his victims in Europe almost exclusively now. He was in Milan for fashion week this week, and he was “pranking” his way through some fashion shows. That’s when he decided to assault Gigi Hadid. Watch the video to see the altercation:
I’ve been thinking about this for a day now, and how scary it must have been for Gigi. I mean, he grabbed her from behind and you can see the lack of understanding in the first second. She didn’t know what was happening or who was doing what. But her instinct was great: elbow him in the f—king face and defend herself. As for her personal security guards not doing much to protect her – according to TMZ, they were temps she hired just for her Milan trip, although their inaction in the video doesn’t speak very highly of their job security overall.
As for Sediuk, he spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about the incident and this guy just continues to be a really disgusting douchebag. This is how he explained WHY he assaulted Gigi:
“While I consider Gigi Hadid beautiful, she and her friend Kendall Jenner have nothing to do with high fashion. By doing this, I encourage the fashion industry to put true talents on the runway and Vogue covers instead of well-connected cute girls from Instagram. You can call it a manifest or a protest. This is also a wake-up call for Anna Wintour, who turned Vogue into a tabloid by putting Kardashians and other similar celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine” .
Asked on his response to allegations that his latest “stunt” amounts to nothing more than an assault on a woman, Sediuk responds, “Don’t be over-dramatic.”
So he assaulted a woman because he doesn’t think she belongs in the fashion industry. Got it. I don’t think much of the Instamodels either, but there’s a difference between“complaining on a blog about Kendall Jenner’s dead eyes” and “believing young models deserve to be assaulted in the name of ‘protest’.” This a—hole needs to be in jail.