AceShowbiz - After causing controversy with his Oscars slap, Will Smith preserved through the jeers to promote his movie "Emancipation". Having survived the backlash with the support of his family and loyal friends, the actor is apparently ready for one more criticism from his own Oscar.
The Oscar winner appeared to poke fun at the snafu in an Instagram video posted on Monday, February 20. In the clip posted side-by-side with a TikTok video, he listened intently to the TikTok user's advice to ask an object what it thinks of them.
"This is literally-it sounds insane, but it will change your life. And by 'change your life,' I mean it will make your life so much more interesting and fun," the girl said in the video. "Did you know that you can pick any object, look at it, and ask it what it thinks of you? So, for example, you can pick up a pen and ask it how it sees you or what it thinks of you. And you will get an answer in your mind from your intuition."
"You can ask your car what it thinks of you. You can even ask money what it thinks of you," she continued as Will gave a quizzical look. He then picked up his best actor Oscar trophy and gave it a concerning look. As it seemed he's about to ask the loaded question, the camera cut out.
Will received supportive messages in the comment. "That's the Will Smith that everybody loves. Keep pushing man, I support you," one person said. A second fan wrote, "I'm glad you're back! No more apologies PLEASE!"
A third praised the 54-year-old star, "There are too many reasons why we love you. Some we don't even know yet... but you'll FOREVER be our fresh prince." Another added, "I mean you gotta be able to laugh at your own self and your shortfalls."
Will has apologized multiple times after he slapped Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Oscars last March after the comedian joked about Jada Pinkett Smith's shaved head. He has since been banned from attending all Academy functions for ten years.
Recently, at the 41st Oscar nominees luncheon, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences president Janet Yang said that their response to the gaffe "was inadequate." She said at the gathering, "I'm sure you all remember we experienced an unprecedented event at the Oscars. What happened onstage was fully unacceptable, and the response from our organization was inadequate."
She added, "We learned from this that the Academy must be fully transparent and accountable in our actions, and particularly in times of crisis we must act swiftly, compassionately and decisively for ourselves and for our industry. You should and can expect no less from us going forward."