Infamous Award Show Crasher Assaults America Ferrera in Cannes
Ukrainian "prankster" Vitalii Sediuk reminds once again why we're not allowed to have nice things.
Ukrainian "prankster" Vitalii Sediuk reminds once again why we're not allowed to have nice things. Sediuk, who once tried to mouthkiss Will Smith (only to be slapped), stormed the stage at the Grammys to interrupt Adele (only to be laid low by J-Lo), gave Kylie Minogue goat's milk (apparently, it was well-received), and gave Madonna a hydrangea (not well-received), was dragged away from the Cannes Film Festival yesterday.
What was the notorious award-crasher's crime this time? He darted onto the red carpet and dove underneath America Ferrera's dress.
You don't expect to see this on the red carpet: @AmericaFerrera with a man under her dress... http://t.co/WMSZ7v0uaa pic.twitter.com/8hk3BW5M5U— E! Online UK (@EOnlineUK) May 17, 2014
The former Ugly Betty actress was both startled and disturbed.
Watch: America Ferrera attacked at Cannes by red carpet pest! http://t.co/3ftMhfWZar pic.twitter.com/W3NbkyKDAu— Hollywood Treatment (@hollywoodtrmnt) May 17, 2014
The creeper in question—who looked to be wearing a tuxedo, or at least a formal dark suit—managed to poke his head under Ferrera's dress before being hauled away by security. He didn't go that quietly, either, as he managed to cling to one of her ankles before being forced to let go.
Sediuk's also made quite a name for him as a practitioner of the dark arts of staged crotch-hugging on the red carpet. This year alone, his victims include Leonard DiCaprio and Bradley Cooper. But it's the act against Ferrera that has seemingly breached the divide between strange acts of mischief and disquieting assault.
Rape culture, y'all. RT @pajiba: America Ferrera's Attacker Is Not a "Prankster," He Is a Sexual Predator http://t.co/oa8XlHi1VU— Holly (@hollye83) May 17, 2014
The Washington Post added:
These are not only totally unrevealing stunts, if that is what they are supposed to be. They are assault. Just because they happen to men as well as well as women does not mean they should be treated as examples of puckishness or pranksterism.