After going dark for four months after the Oscars, when he made headlines for slapping Chris Rock on stage, Will Smith has teased his comeback to social media.
At this year’s ceremony, Smith punched presenter Chris Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about the baldness of his wife Jada Pinkett Smith.
Smith had only made two Instagram posts after the incident, both of which contained an apology for his behavior.
Smith uploaded a brief video of a baby gorilla provoking a much larger gorilla by repeatedly poking it in the behind in his third post, which he published on Friday, August 19. A message added to the video said: “Me trying to get back on social.”
Sheree Zampino, Smith’s ex-wife, replied with a heart emoji. She also mentioned this week that she hoped Smith would experience “forgiveness” for the smack.
The Instagram post was published three weeks after Smith uploaded a YouTube video in which he responded to fan inquiries about the March controversy and denied that his wife Pinkett Smith had asked him to speak for her.
Smith discussed the reason why he didn’t apologize to Rock right away in another segment of the film, which was shot while Rock was accepting his first Best Actor Academy Award on stage.
Smith resigned from the Academy after the incident, which took place just before he was awarded the Best Actor Oscar for King Richard. Additionally, he was barred from the organization’s events for ten years.
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