Will Smith Hints He’s ‘Trying’ To Return To Social Media After Oscars Slap

Will Smith’s social media hiatus could also be coming to an finish.

On Friday, the actor made his first look on Instagram since posting an apology video to Chris Rock final month after he slapped the comic onstage in March in the course of the 2022 Oscars ceremony.

To signify his potential return to social media, the “King Richard” star shared a playful viral clip of a child gorilla cautiously poking an even bigger gorilla to get its consideration. The silverback gorilla, who seemed to be unimpressed, chased the child gorilla after his second try at getting the grownup to mess around.

“Me trying to get back on social,” Smith captioned the video shared along with his greater than 63 million Instagram followers.

Smith’s followers rapidly voiced their assist for the actor’s return, and by Sunday morning, the publish had raked up greater than 50,000 feedback.

“We will welcome you back man! We’ve missed you! Everyone goes through shit. You’re human, just like the rest of us! COME BACK WILL!” one fan wrote.

One other commented, “We all make mistakes. C’mon back bro.”

“The world needs your presence not your perfection,” one consumer stated.

Nationwide Geographic Wild’s famed canine whisperer Cesar Millan chimed in: “ANIMAL KINGDOM IS WITH YOU WILL.”

Earlier than Friday’s publish, Smith’s solely different look on the social app since March (when he posted a written apology to Rock on the day after the Oscars) was an apology clip from final month.

Within the clip, he answered some fan questions concerning the incident and stated he had contacted Rock, who wasn’t prepared to speak.

“I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that he’s not ready to talk and when he is, he will reach out,” he stated. “So I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable.”

Within the aftermath, the “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” main man resigned from the Academy of Movement Image Arts and Sciences and was banned from its occasions for the following 10 years.

Simply hours after Friday’s publish about his potential return to social media, Smith shared a video of himself and his son Trey Smith in a resort, the place they encountered what seems to be a tarantula on the bottom.