Sunday, April 14, 2024

Will Smith’s Delusional Post About the SAG Strike Pictures Him Surrounded by Non-Black Actors, Offers No Apology for Hitting Union Member


You have to hand it to Will Smith. He’s living in his own world.

Smith has posted to Instagram his support of SAG-AFTRA members which is very nice. He took a picture of himself in the middle of a group of members. He is surrounded by smiling, white faces. It’s hilarious. There are two Black men, way up top. Otherwise Will looks like he’s bringing back Up with People.

He also doesn’t apologize for hitting a SAG member on national TV, live, at the 2022 Oscars. Surely what he did would drum him out of most unions.

Smith writes:

“I wanna talk for a second about ACTING. As some of yall mighta heard, my guild, @SAGAFTRA are on strike along with our writer colleagues in the WGA. It’s a pivotal moment for our profession. 33 years into my career as an actor and there are still some days when I feel like I’m that kid from Philly who’s on borrowed time, even though I know I’ve been extraordinarily blessed and lucky to have worked as an actor all this time. It’s thanks to my friend, my teacher and my mentor @aaronspeiser whom I fondly refer to as ‘coach’ that those days when I feel like I don’t belong are fewer and further between.

Coach invited me to an acting class the other day and I met a group of our talented next generation of actors and they amazed and inspired me!

You’ve got to be kidding.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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