Will Smith has bravely confronted zombies, aliens and rogue robots on the large display.
However a tarantula? In his home? Overlook about it.
Over the weekend, the veteran actor made his official return to social media practically 5 months after slapping Chris Rock onstage on the Academy Awards and getting banned from the ceremony for 10 years.
His newest Instagram and TikTok video exhibits the Oscar winner and his eldest son, Trey, cautiously trying to take away a tarantula from their household dwelling.
“Posting this from a Holiday Inn,” Smith jokingly captioned the clip, which has racked up 4.5 million views on TikTok and greater than 930,000 likes on Instagram since Saturday.
Within the one-minute video, Smith may be heard saying, “What the whole hell? That is a big ass spider,” whereas filming the furry arachnid that Trey identifies as a tarantula.
From behind the digicam, Smith later clarifies that he’s standing “up on the chair” to keep away from getting anyplace close to the spider earlier than telling his 29-year-old son, “You gotta get that out of here.”
When Trey shoots him an incredulous look, Smith teases, “Come on, you’re young and strong. You can handle a bite.”
Lastly, Trey manages to entice the creepy-crawly underneath a glass jar, and Smith shrieks whereas sliding a bit of paper between the eight-legged creature and the hardwood ground.
“That’s the biggest spider we’ve ever seen in our lives,” Trey says.
“We’re selling the house,” Smith jokes.
The tarantula video comes a day after Smith examined the Instagram waters by sharing a clip of a child gorilla poking an grownup gorilla that swats at it with the caption, “Me trying to get back on social media.”
The “King Richard” star has come underneath scrutiny because the Oscars incident, which he apologized for whereas “condemning violence in all of its forms” again in April. Since then, Smith has saved comparatively quiet on the web — aside from a single video in July wherein he addressed the state of affairs in depth and apologized once more.
“[D]isappointing people is my central trauma. I hate when I let people down. So it hurts,” he said last month.
“It hurts me psychologically and emotionally to know I didn’t live up to people’s image and impression of me. … I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself. … I know it was confusing. I know it was shocking. But I promise you, I am deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world.”