Will Smith finally wins fans over by poking fun at himself in new Oscars slap TikTok
Will Smith has won over fans by posting a self-depricating post poking fun at his Oscars slap fallout.
The actor, whose fall from grace followed his infamous assault of comedian Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards, has been praised for his new TikTok video addressing the incident.
In the clip, Smith is seen watching a TikTok user who claims that life can be more “interesting and fun” if people ask inanimate objects how they feel about them.
“It sounds insane, but it will change your life,” the TikToker begins as Smith watches on "intrigued".
“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.”
At that point, Smith looked at something off camera.
As the TikToker gives more examples of items that could be used, like a car or money, the star then reached for the object he’d been eyeing and showed that it was his controversial 2022 Best Actor Oscar.
The clip concluded with him looking at the gong quizically, seemingly about to take the TikToker's advice and ask it what it thought of him.
Fans lapped up the move, with over five thousand sharing their thoughts in his comment section.
One wrote: “Haha! This is gold!"
Another commented: “If you can't laugh at yourself right? Lol love it."
A third added: “I absolutely love this. Come back, Will. All is forgiven."
Smith’s winning the Best Actor award, for his leading role in King Richard, had been overshadowed by his behaviour earlier in the ceremony.
The star stunned the global audience when he got up from his seat during the live broadcast to storm the stage and slap Rock across the face for taking a jab at his wife, Jada Pinkett Smith.
Following the incident, there were some calls for him to return his Oscar.
However, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences instead banned the actor from attending the Oscars for the next 10 years.
He has since apologised several times for his actions.