Will Smith recently posted a TikTok video that seems to reference the infamous slap he gave Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards. The actor, who won an Oscar for his performance in King Richard, posted a duet clip with Sam Rossi a.k.a. Miss Money Working, where he brought his Oscar statue into view as if he was thinking of asking it what it thinks of him after the slap.
The video received a lot of responses from his fans, many of whom commended him for being able to joke about the incident. Will has since issued an apology for his actions and released a six-minute video where he expressed his remorse.
Smith was banned from the Academy Awards for 10 years due to the slap, and he recently spoke out about how the negative situation may have impacted the success of his 2022 film, Emancipation.
The incident at the 2022 Academy Awards was one of the most talked about moments of the night. Will Smith was nominated for Best Actor for his role in King Richard, and Chris Rock was the host of the ceremony. During a segment, Chris joked about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith, which prompted the actor to walk up on stage and slap him. The incident quickly went viral, with many people condemning Will’s actions.
Will has since expressed his regret for the incident and apologized to both Chris and his family.
@willsmith #duet with @missmoneyworking ♬ original sound – Will Smith
Many people on social media have responded to Smith’s Tiktok video with one person Tweeting, “He’s still blacklisted and canceled by Hollywood this tiktok hasn’t let him off. His fanbase have turned their backs on him and his family. His career has been canceled and is over. He’s now clinging on to the thread of fame he has left in the world.”
While Another simply wrote, “Remorse period expired. Welcome back Will.”
— Michael Zeigle (@MikeZeigle) February 22, 2023