Will Smith makes fun of Oscars slap for the first time in new video
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Would you believe it's been almost a year since Will Smith's infamous Oscars slap - and it looks like the actor is starting to see the funny side of it.
Smith made a headline or two at the 94th Academy Awards when he hit Chris Rock before picking up the Academy Award for Best Actor. Safe to say it was an emotional rollercoaster for the 54-year-old, but it seems time is a healer.
Watch him seemingly poke fun at the slap here:
On TikTok, Smith shared a video of him reacting to a woman's 'absolutely unhinged exercise'.
In the video, the woman explained: "I'm gonna tell you something f**king crazy. This literally, it sounds insane, but it will change your life. And by change your life, I mean it will make your life so much more interesting and fun.
"Did you know that you can pick any object, look at it, and ask it what it thinks of you?
"So, for example, you can pick up a pen and ask it how it sees you or what it thinks of you, and you will get an answer in your mind from your intuition. "You can ask your car what it thinks of you. You can even ask money what it thinks of you."
But of course, Smith didn't want to know what his pen, car or money thought of him; instead, he turned straight to his Oscar - and his face said it all.
The video has already racked up more than a million views on the platform, and people flocked to the comments to share their take.
One person wrote: "Award- 'Why u do that will?'"
Another commented: "this has got to be the hardest flex in 2023"
A third added: "If you can't laugh at yourself right lol love it."
The video strikes (pun intended) an altogether different tone to the sombre statement Smith shared on Instagram following the slap.
He said: "Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behaviour at last night's Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable.
"Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada's medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally.
"I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I am embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be. There is no place for violence in a world of love and kindness.
"I would also like to apologize to the Academy, the producers of the show, all the attendees and everyone watching around the world. I would like to apologize to the Williams Family and my King Richard Family. I deeply regret that my behaviour has stained what has been an otherwise gorgeous journey for all of us.
"I am a work in progress."
He was subsequently banned from attending all Academy events for 10 years.