No. It was an honest response to an inappropriate act.
I don't care what 'acceptable' in any country--this was a total stranger invading his space and acting weird--forcing himself on poor Will--he reacted instinctively.
guess he is insecure, like most people.
I think Will Smith reacted exactly as I would have. The reporter was trying to get some type of reaction, and he got one.
To be honest I think Will did extremely well to restrain himself, the journo was being a pr*ck.. I'm fairly certain I'd have done more than just give him a light back hand cuff on the cheek.
I think the reporter was lucky to only get a small slap. Many would have flattened the guy.