HipHollywood has confirmed that the man responsible for attacking Kim Kardashian at Paris Fashion Week earlier today is Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian prankster. Vitalii is no stranger to accosting celebrities, he attacked Brad Pitt at the Los Angeles premiere of Maleficent earlier this year. Shortly after lunging at Kim earlier today, the prankster took to Instagram to explain his actions:
“Kanye, you are one lucky man! Kim is Goddess! No offense,” he captioned one photograph of himself standing next to Kim’s video just moments before the incident. “Please, tell Anna Wintour that I’m interested in #VogueUS as well … Maybe on a cover with Kim!!?” he continued in another caption.
A source tells the DailyMail that Vitalii didn’t mean any harm, and his actions are being misconstrued. “Vitalii hugged Kim which caused a big crowding with the security that pulled him down to the ground. Because of the mess, Kim may have lost her balance , But Vitalii didn’t mean any harm.”
Kim, Kanye West and Kris Jenner were attending the Balmain show when their vehicle was swarmed by paparazzi and fans. The reality TV star was startled during the commotion, but wasn’t injured.