September 26, 2018
Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images
In honor of Will Smith‘s 50th birthday on Tuesday (we’re not going to even talk about how unreal it is for him to be fifty and look like THAT), Garcelle Beauvais posted what she thought was an innocent tribute to her former Wild Wild West co-star.
Soon after Black Twitter reacted in true fashion.
— Sheldon Coleman (@SCRenard84) September 25, 2018
— Royal Correspondent (@RoyalCorrespond) September 25, 2018
— Ced (@cedfunches) September 25, 2018
— Sistah_Cunumunu 🇧🇧🇯🇲 (@skinglo_afro) September 25, 2018
After a few hours of back and forth, Garcelle eventually apologized for the “funny post”.
Ok guys it was supposed to be a funny post My bad if I offended anyone ! If you are my followers you know I’m all about lifting up people and being positive 🙏🏽being human I made a mistake … Have beautiful blessed day
— Garcelle Beauvais (@GarcelleB) September 25, 2018
But she wasn’t the only on-screen love interest that paid tribute to the actor…and in the same way. Vivica Fox, who starred in Independence Day with Will did the same in honor of his birthday.
I call it an occupational hazard. Jada Pinkett Smith is likely unmoved and unbothered.
TELL US: Was it disrespectful for Garcelle and even Vivica to use these photos?