Actor and rapper Will Smith has recently uploaded a new video on TikTok, which seems to poke fun at his infamous incident with comedian Chris Rock at the Academy Awards.
During the event, Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, during his opening monologue, prompting Smith to get on stage and slap Rock.
However, in his latest TikTok video, Smith seems to have found a way to laugh about the incident.
In the video, Smith does a duet with a TikTok user named @missmoneyworking, who explains that we can ask objects how they see us and what they think of us.
Smith then picks up his gold Oscar award and looks at it intensely before facing the camera, struggling to ask the important question.
A the time of writing, the video has over 1 million views and 81K likes, with many users sharing their funny responses to what the gold statue would say to Smith if it could talk. Watch below:
#duet with @missmoneyworking
Some users humorously commented on the video, imagining what the award would say to Smith if it could talk.
One user wrote, “Award- ‘Why u do that will?'” while another commented, “At least he knows what name it will KEEP OUT OF ITS MOUTH!”
The video follows the recent BAFTA Awards broadcast, where host Richard E. Grant referenced the incident in his opening speech, showing that the controversy still lingers a year later.
Since the incident, both Smith and Rock have spoken about it.
Rock described Smith as the “softest” person “that ever rapped” during an event with Dave Chappelle. He also reportedly claimed that he is not a “victim” but that the actor’s attack still “hurt” him.
Smith, on the other hand, expressed his regret in an emotional interview and said that he was “going through something that night.”
Despite Smith’s apology, he resigned from the Academy and was banned from attending all Academy events for ten years. However, he went on to win his first Oscar for Best Actor for his role in King Richard.
In his recent TikTok video, Smith seems to have found a lighthearted way to joke about the incident.
While some may still be critical of his behavior, it appears that Smith is moving on and finding a way to laugh about it. As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine, and perhaps Smith’s sense of humor will help him heal and move forward from this controversy.
The video highlights the power of social media in creating a space where people can share their experiences and find support from others. Smith’s TikTok video has garnered a lot of attention and sparked a conversation among users, who are sharing their own stories of overcoming difficult situations with humor and positivity. This shows that social media can be a powerful tool for creating community and promoting mental wellness.