Will Smith’s first post-Oscar award has been refuted by Twitter

Will Smith was in the midst of serious controversy after beating Chris Rock onstage at the 2022 Oscars. It was quickly dubbed and dubbed “the slap in the face heard around the world” by media platforms like ESPN and fans on social media. Rock poked fun at Will’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, for having a shaved head and said he’s looking forward to seeing her in GI Jane 2, according to NPR. Jada suffers from alopecia which causes her to experience hair loss and this comment clearly upset Will. Later that night he won his first Oscar for Best Actor in King Richard for his role as Richard Williams.

Will apologized to the academy following his violent actions on social media, saying, “My behavior at the Academy Awards last night was unacceptable and inexcusable.” He continued, “Jokes at my expense are part of the job, but joking about.” Jada’s health condition was too much for me and I reacted emotionally.” In the statement, he also apologized to Rock. However, Rock’s mother revealed in late April that the two hadn’t spoken to each other since the incident, according to Newsweek.

According to the BBC, Will was later banned from the Oscars and all events hosted by the Academy for 10 years. However, he just received his first award since the slap was heard around the world and Twitter users have a lot to say about it.

Will Smith causes more Twitter controversy

Will Smith just received his first award since beating Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, and it’s safe to say not everyone is celebrating. According to People, Will won Best Actor for a Sports Drama at the 2022 BET Awards in late June. However, the actor was not present at the awards ceremony to accept the award in person. Other actors in the category were Adrian Holmes and Denzel Washington.

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Since the incident at the Oscars, Will has not been active on social media and has mostly stayed out of the public eye. However, fans have not taken a step back on social media regarding the incident and his recent victory. In fact, they had a lot to say on Twitter. One user tweeted, “All his accolades are now tarnished… he needs to talk about it unless he plans on early retirement.” Another wrote, “Stupidity knows no bounds. Instead of setting an example for bad and illegal behavior, BET celebrates it. And they want inclusion????”

Despite the angry fans, not all social media users are on the same page. One user tweeted: “Congratulations to #WillSmith on his #BETAwards win! Well, deserve it!” It’s clear that some have forgiven Will for his mistakes, while others have lost all respect for the actor. Only time will tell what’s next for Will Smith and how fans will react.