Check Will Smith’s first non-apology social media post since Oscar slap incident
After “taking a break” for several months after his on-stage skirmish at the Oscars in March, Will Smith is “trying to get back on social,” as he quipped earlier this week. Over the weekend, the actor posted a video of himself and his eldest son, Trey, attempting to catch a giant tarantula that had invaded their home, marking his transition into posting as part of his regular routine.
“What the whole hell? That is a big-ass spider,” in the clip, Smith (now 53) can be heard remarking.
In 1999’s Wild Wild West, the Oscar winner fought against an 80-foot mechanical spider, but in this picture, he let 29-year-old Trey do the heroic deeds. In the video, Smith can be seen perching on a chair out of harm’s way as he tells his eldest child to kill the tarantula.
“C’mon, you’re young and strong,” he urges the youth. You are tough enough to take it.
Trey complies and encases the insect in glass. Smith, who is wearing a pink t-shirt and shorts, steps in and yells as he slides a piece of paper under the creature so they can take it outside.
“So that’s the biggest spider we’ve ever seen in our lives,” muses Trey.
Smith says, “I don’t like it at all,” before adding, “We’re selling the house.”
He joked that he was “posting this from a Holiday Inn.” in the post’s caption, which he used to announce his hotel. Naomi Scott, Smith’s co-star in Aladdin, and Jamie Foxx, another actor, also laughed at the video, and Smith’s wife Jada Pinkett Smith joked on her Red Table Talk account, “That’s HIS house now.”
Only a few weeks before, Will Smith had broken his silence over punching Chris Rock during the Oscars in response to Rock’s remark about Pinkett Smith’s alopecia. The Best Actor winner said on July 29 that he had done “a lot of thinking and personal work” since the incident. He continued by explaining what happened before the stunning encounter and apologising to Rock
“Chris, I apologise to you. My behaviour was unacceptable and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk,” Smith divulged, saying that the comedian has not yet been ready to talk things over with him.
“There is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment,” he concluded. That is not the best method to deal with feelings of disrespect or insults, in my opinion.
Smith’s ex-wife and Trey’s mom Sheree Zampino told DailyMail.com last week that she hopes “people allow him to be human.”
Zampino remarked of her famous ex, “I really hope for that because I stand in support of him” We are on friendly terms with each other.