Will Smith Is Finally Making Fun Of The Oscars Slap And Fans Are Eating It Up, See The Video
Will Smith makes a TikTok that many see as making light of the infamous Oscar slap.
As the anniversary of the infamous Will Smith Oscar slap approaches, the actor has moved into the self-deprecating phase of the awards scandal. In a TikTok duet video, the 54-year-old listens intently as Miss Money Working discusses the benefits of conversing with inanimate objects. She says it’s a good idea to ask these items to share their honest opinions of you because everything has consciousness.
“You will get an answer in your mind from your intuition,” Miss Money Working explains, suggesting that people could ask a pen for its opinion. Folks will then come to their own conclusion from the impression the objects give off. Alongside the clip, Will Smith is shown reacting to her words.
After a moment, he reaches off-camera and brings his Oscar statuette into the frame.
As Will Smith starts to ask the Oscar a question, the video ends. Fans immediately deemed the clip to be a self-deprecating reference to the 2022 Academy Awards fiasco. Since it was posted, people have been enthusiastically sharing their delight at the gag. Raven-Symoné replied with a laughing emoji, while another follower said, “This has got to be the hardest flex in 2023.”
The video spread across other social media platforms. But the reaction to the Will Smith clip remained constant. “Remorse period expired. Welcome back Will,” one person tweeted.
“The GOAT that you are,” said another. “He is a legend,” quipped a different commenter said. “Oscar, what have we learned?” another TikTok user joked.
Since the infamous 2022 Academy Awards slap, which occurred when Will Smith took offense at Chris Rock’s joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, the Bad Boys star addressed the incident several times. But it was always in a grave if not emotional tone. He issued an apology to Rock a day after the incident, calling his behavior unacceptable and inexcusable.
Four months later he released a six-minute video further explaining his actions. “I am deeply remorseful, and I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself,” Will Smith said via Entertainment Weekly at the time. “I’m human and I made a mistake,” he added.
Due to his action, the Oscar winner was banned from the Academy Awards for 10 years.
While promoting Emancipation, which had previously been expected to be an awards contender, Will Smith told Entertainment Weekly about how his current relationship with the Academy may have a negative impact on how the film is received. “The only discomfort my heart has around that is that so many people have done spectacular work on this film,” he said.
Will Smith added that the situation causes him to lose sleep because he could have potentially penalized his team. But he promised to do everything he can to make sure everyone gets seen in the light that they deserve. When compared to these statements, the TikTok video strikes a distinctly different tone.
While everyone is probably wondering what the Oscar said, Will Smith fans can look forward to seeing the actor in the fourth installment of Bad Boys. The movie is currently in development, with Chris Bremner returning to write the script. Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah will handle directing duties, Variety reports.