The whole world witnessed the Oscars fiasco where Will Smith slapped Chris Rock over a joke. Rock might have not wanted to file charges against Smith, but Academy Awards committee has been very upset about the incident. It seems Smith’s doppelganger on the hand is making fortune by talking about the slap.
Shad Ellis, Will Smith’s lookalike, has been cashing out on him for the past 25 years. Shad’s business boomed in the aftermath of Will slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars, as demand for his appearances has skyrocketed. Shad charges at least $1,050 per appearance, according to Yahoo Entertainment, but he is also having to deal with a lot of comments from strangers and friends alike, both in-person and online.
Shad Ellis claimed that being Will Smith’s lookalike pays off his mortgage. Despite making a fortune from the Will Smith-Chris Rock Oscars slap, Shad says he does not condone violence and has condemned Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock to please Jada Pinkett Smith.
Ellis works as a lookalike part-time and has done so for over 25 years. Although he won’t say how much he earns from his second job, but it enabled him to buy his first home at the age of 21 and drive nice cars. Despite profiting financially from the controversy, he doesn’t condone violence but sees both sides of the argument and believes Jada is toxic.
Onlookers who believe he is the real Will Smith have stopped him in the street. Fortunately, most people are intrigued by the pair’s uncanny resemblance. Check photos of Will Smith’s wannabe and all the times Jada has embarrassed the real Will Smith below.
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