Brad Pitt's Red Carpet Attacker Vitalii Sediuk Gives a Bizarre Answer For His Weird Behavior
So that explained... absolutely nothing. The red carpet pranker Vitalii Sediuk has finally spoken out about his recent attack on Brad Pitt at the Maleficent red carpet, and his reasoning for the attack is almost as bizarre as the so-called "prank" itself. According to Sediuk's interview with Extra, this is how he justified his actions:
I don't think [there's] something wrong with me... I am a different guy who thinks differently and has this entertainment spirit that probably people in Hollywood never experienced before. It’s something different, controversial, extraordinary and it’s hard to explain. I’m normal, at least I believe so.
There's nothing that convinces me less of someone being normal than someone screaming, "I'm normal! I swear!" Well, actually, there is one thing, and that's punching Brad Pitt in the face and calling it a prank. Can someone please toss Sediuk a book of pranks so he can start learning exactly what constitutes a joke and what is just blatant assault? Because something tells me this wholly "normal" guy doesn't get it.
This isn't the first time that Sediuk — a former journalist — has pranked a celebrity. Back in January took to the red carpet to hug Bradley Cooper's crotch and recently crawled under America Ferrera's dress at the How to Train Your Dragon 2 premiere in Cannes. Prior to these incidents, he's pranked Will Smith, Adele, Madonna, and several other unsuspecting celebrities. The question is why, and Sediuk's "answer" isn't exactly helping us understand him.
Sediuk's former publicist Christa Scherck told Us Weekly that while Sediuk has "real issues to deal with," he "does not have a drug problem" and "is not a pervert," stating that he's very ambitious and a hard worker. Could this ambition be the reason for his pranking? If he wants to make a name for himself, well, he's already earned the moniker "the celebrity pranker." I wouldn't be surprised if his pranks were a way to grab some spotlight for himself — and perhaps a reality show of his own. (Celebrity Prankers sounds like a show they'd pick up on E!, right?)
Whatever the reason for Sediuk's pranks, they're annoying and intrusive and really should stop. Celebrities are still people and deserve their right to safety and privacy, even when they are in the public sphere. (You wouldn't think it's funny to walk under a dress at someone's wedding, would you?) Punching Pitt in the face totally crossed the line, and it's time that someone gave Sediuk a reality check. Assaulting people is not a cool way to gain notoriety... it just makes you look like a jerk.