Vitalii Sediuk, a Ukrainian prankster/troll, admitted that he was the man who yesterday grabbed Gigi Hadid from behind. For his efforts, Vitalii was elbowed hard in the face by Gigi Hadid, who was clearly not about that life. He might even face criminal charges if Hadid and her camp want to file for assault.
Who Is Vitalii Sediuk?
Vitalii has long been known to Hollywood celebrities as a man who loves to assault and attack them for their reactions, then stand back and call it all a prank. A few years ago, Vitalii infamously tried to kiss Will Smith at the Russian premiere of Men In Black III.
Before that, he had buried his head in Leonardo DiCaprio‘s groin while at the 2014 Santa Barbara Film Festival.
As for his reaction around the world, I think that it’s clear no one likes this creep or his stunts. GQ UK once explained that Vitalii is “the reason why Ukrainian comedy has yet to take over the world,” which in my opinion is the deepest burn Vitalii could ever receive.
As Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid were leaving an event during Milan Fashion Week, Vitalii snuck up behind Gigi, grabbed her and picked her up. Gigi was less than thrilled that some random person had just assaulted her, so she elbowed Vitalii in the nose. The troll then ran away as Gigi followed him for a short while, yelling “who the f*ck are you, you piece of sh*t!” before getting back in her car with her security detail.
Here’s what Vitalii the troll had to say about the incident:
“While I consider Gigi Hadid beautiful, she and her friend Kendall Jenner, have nothing to do with high fashion. By doing this I encourage 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 tabloid by putting Kardashians and other doubtful celebrities on a cover of a well-respected magazine.”