Will Smith spotted with Jada Pinkett Smith for first time since Oscars slap, trolls say ‘she still has him on leash’

Will Smith spotted with Jada Pinkett Smith for first time since Oscars slap, trolls say ‘she still has him on leash’
Will Smith was papped for the first time with Jada Pinkett Smith ever since the slapgate controversy at the Oscars (Neilson Barnard/David Livingston/Getty Images)

Will Smith, who has been a hot topic of discussion ever since he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars 2022, made his very first public appearance in Malibu. Well, the ‘King Richard’ star did not step out alone as he was seen with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith. The two being papped together since the Oscars slapgate quickly got the tongues wagging.
 
Will Smith faced heat from social media users as many asked why was he not leaving Jada Pinkett Smith and a few others did not shy away from trolling the latter. The latest comes after the Academy Award-winning star shared a clip on his Instagram claiming that he was “deeply remorseful” for pulling off the stunt with Chris Rock.
 
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Will Smith makes first public appearance with wife Jada

TMZ got hold of a video where Will Smith can be seen coming out of the posh restaurant Nobu in Malibu, California after grabbing lunch with Jada on Saturday, August 13. The 53- year-old actor was seen smiling at the cameras as he rocked a casual outfit. Jada, on the other hand, opted for a black blouse with a plaid shirt. Will was seen holding Jada’s hand as they walked out of the restaurant.
 
Will has been out of the spotlight ever since the 2022 Oscars controversy. The actor has been banned from the Oscars after he slapped Chris Rock on stage. The comedian had cracked a joke on Jada’s balding saying   “Jada, can’t wait for GI Jane 2!” which irked Will Smith. A furious Will Smith then walked onto the stage and slapped Chris Rock asking him to keep his wife’s name out of his mouth after coming back to his seat.  
 
Will Smith after apologizing for his actions also shared an Instagram clip two weeks ago. “I spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuance and complexity of what happened in that moment”, said Will in the clip. He added, “I’m not going to try to unpack all of that right now, but I can say to all of you, there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment. No part of me that thinks that is the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insult.”  

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‘She still has him on a leash’

Social media users took to Twitter to speak on Will Smith’s first outing since the Oscars slapgate back in March 2022. “Why hasn’t Will divorce that toxic women yet” asked one user as another shared, “I mean they are not gon a hide forever just cuz of that lol.”
 
One claimed, “He ain’t leaving her” as another posted, “So she still has him on a leash. Shocking.” The next one tweeted, “She could have saved us all from this annoying saga if she could have pulled this move about 5 months ago.” Whereas, another mentioned, “She’s taking Will for a walk because he’s been a good boy!” And, one concluded, “If you've been in hiding for 5 months, you have a care in the world.”  

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