The Gold Coast mime who punched a pesky tourist in the face says he would apologise to the man he hit if given the chance because he does not condone violence.
Video of 'human statue' David Mulder striking out at a man who deliberately pushed his buttons during a performance in Cavill Avenue has made headlines across the globe.
But the busker told Nine News he's "not proud" of hitting the man despite him "crossing a boundary".
"[Punching someone] is not a thing I want to do or even profess I like doing," he said in an exclusive interview with reporter Chris O'Keefe.
"He was in the wrong, but at the same time I was in the wrong for striking out. Violence is never vindicated."
Mr Mulder has been a street performer in the Cavill mall for the past five years and says he has had numerous encounters with audience members who pushed things too far.
He says he has had people jump on his back and has even been kicked in the groin, but this is the first time he has responded with a hook to the jaw.
In the end, it took a 'wet willie' in his ear to push him over the line.
"He stuck that finger in my ear and I just thought, 'you just crossed a boundary there'," he said.
The busker, who has received a wave of online support for his actions, said he felt uneasy about the video clip's worldwide attention.
The man who filmed the incident told ninemsn the jab gave the pest a "bloody mouth".
Mr Mulder voluntarily reported the incident to police but said he has no wish to take things any further.
"I would take the opportunity to apologise to the guy and just say 'no hard feelings'," he told Nine.
Despite the confrontation, Mr Mulder says he loves his job and intends to be out there tonight putting on his best show.
"When you have little kids say, 'I love you' – it just builds you up," he said.