Will Smith is using his humor in an attempt to reconnect with fans.
The manufacture, The Prince of Bel-Air The star posted a video on Instagram giving his more than 63 million followers a humorous hint about his possible return to social media.
Smith, 53, shared a classic viral clip of a baby gorilla kicking a giant gorilla from behind to get its attention. The Silverback gorilla, who seemed unamused by the action, chased the baby gorilla after his second attempt to get the adult to play.
“Trying to get back on social,” she captioned it.
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His post was met with support from some of his fans in the comments section and by Saturday morning had more than 1.3 million likes.
“Lol. We’ll welcome you back man! We missed you! Everyone goes through sh-t. You’re human, just like the rest of us! COME BACK YAY!” one fan wrote. Another commented, “THE ANIMAL KINGDOM IS WITH YOU 🦬.” While a third user added, “We love & miss you Will ❤️.”
The last post came after the King Richard The actor posted a video apology to Chris Rock last month. Smith slammed the comedian on stage at the 94th Academy Awards in March after Rock, 57, made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s shaved head. (The actress, 50, lives with alopecia.)
The Oscars outburst led to months of turmoil for the best actor winner, who resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and was banned from Academy events for 10 years.
In the apology clip posted in late July, Smith claimed to have reached out to Rock privately and received a message back that the comic and actor were “not ready to talk” but would “reach out” when they were.
Robyn Beck/Getty Chris Rock and Will Smith
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Hours after the video was released, Rock joked about the slap — but stopped short of apologizing to Smith — during his show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta.
Last weekend, Will and Jada were spotted in Malibu, their first public sighting since the Oscars incident.
A source later told PEOPLE, “Will is doing well. He’s been spending a lot of time with Jada. He’s very happy for her continued support. They’re very close and supportive of each other. Family is everything to them.”
Will feels like he’s “learned a lot in the last few months,” the source said.
Another insider added: “Will is happy about the support he always gets from Jada.”
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Jada has since addressed the incident in an episode of her Red Table Talk show, saying: “On Oscar night: My deepest hope is that these two smart, capable men have a chance to heal, talk it out and reconcile. With the state of the world today, we need them both , and we all actually need each other more than ever. Until then, Will and I keep doing what we’ve been doing for the last 28 years — and that’s [to] keep discovering this thing called life together.”
Meanwhile, a source previously told PEOPLE that Rock had “moved on” from the incident before Smith publicly apologized.
“Chris doesn’t need to talk. This is clearly something that bothers Will more than Chris,” the insider said of the couple. “Will has to deal with his issues. Chris is fine.”