Will Smith Makes Me Sick

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readDec 9, 2021

When one man’s over exposure becomes a bit much.

Will Smith via Gage Skidmore and Wikimedia Commons

Willard Carroll Smith junior is a one man PR machine.

You would be hard placed to find anyone in Hollywood as relentless as he is.

Our protagonist is in our faces all of the time, every time; If he isn’t starring in a movie, He is taking us through his weight loss journey, revealing the inner recesses of his mind as he seeks to regain his six pack.

And recently, there’s been the promo of the man embarking on mission impossible across the planet, daring to go to places, of which the rest of us can only dream.

To paraphrase Barack Obama: “this guy makes Kim Kardashian look like a recluse”.

But one has really got to ask: when does it all become too much?

Don’t get me wrong, I have been a fan of the guy for well over 33 years; going back to 1988, when he released girls ain’t nothing but trouble alongside his partner in crime, DJ Jazzy Jeff and the more popular hits like summertime.

And I must point out that I enjoyed his comedic turn in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, with lots of serious socio-political issues being dissected under the guise of comedy.

The episode with the late great James Avery is such an interesting case in point, in which his absent father lets him down in a way that millions of young men around the world would readily recognize. The sheer power and extraordinary intensity from the usually wise cracking actor took me by surprise and it is no wonder that the scene has been voted one of the most iconic to ever grace our screens.

Even when he transferred his talents onto the big screen, I always had the impression that he was nothing more than average. I write this because of the fact that I was comparing him to the mighty Denzel Washington, who oozed power, grace, intensity and effortless gravitas in every role he played.

And this only began to change when he played Muhammad Ali in the eponymous film back in…

Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible