Will Smith faces right, smiling at cameras.

Will Smith’s YouTube Series Inspires Me to Appreciate How I, Too, Am Washed

The Reinvention of Will Smith feels like a Hollywood promo machine despite its reach at authenticity. Smith’s tactics are earnest but old hat. The main difference between the TikTok and YouTube-generated fame of today and the celebrity industrial complex that produced Smith is a bias toward lo-fi, homegrown aesthetics. The once-megastar can’t help that…

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Andrew Ricketts

Andrew Ricketts

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I’m a Caribbean and American writer from New York. My stories are about coming-of-age, learning how to relate, and family. It’s a living, breathing memoir.