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Remember when Disney released photos of their live-action ‘Aladdin’ remake with actor Will Smith as a Genie, and fans hated that he wasn’t blue? And remember how Smith reassured fans that he was, in fact, going to be blue in the final movie? Well, they hadn’t seen Smith as a blue Genie until a Sunday night Grammys commercial… and the internet is going bonkers. “You really don’t know who I am? Genie, wishes, lamp… none of that ringing a bell?” says a portly, blue Smith, who looks like a nightmarish Smurf. Twitter didn’t hesitate to drag Smith’s character all the way to Agrabah, reactions spanning from laughs and mockery to sheer horror.
First look at Will Smith as the Genie in the up coming live action Aladdin pic.twitter.com/yFLxrVJXv2— Xanny DeVito (@trevorstweetss) February 11, 2019
Will Smith genie is what appears in my room when I haveparalysis pic.twitter.com/NzMDOgvkkz — Jenny Nicholson (@JennyENicholson) February 11, 2019
the bar I’m in had the most VISCERAL reaction of horror to Will Smith in the Aladdin trailer I’m screaming — JuanPa (@jpbrammer) February 11, 2019
producer's notes: it's cool that Will Smith is in this movie and all, but what if we face swapped him with blue Shrek, and also had the worst guy from DeviantArt do it pic.twitter.com/hvi2NGlRe9 — priscilla page (@BBW_BFF) February 11, 2019
Smith took to Instagram to respond to people’s reactions on the internet, reminding them he had warned them about his blue character. “I told y’all I was gon’ be Blue!! Y’all need to trust me more often!” Smith posted on his Instagram page.
I liked Aladdin back in the day, it’s a great movie, but still, whatever Will Smith looks like in this new movie isn’t gonna ruin my life or anythiIIOOOOHHH MY FUCKING GOD NOO! NOOOOAAAAAAAAGHHHHH!!! — Jhonen Vasquez (@JhonenV) February 11, 2019