Graffiti artists have spray painted the likeness of Will Smith under a bridge in Reading parodying his infamous Oscars’ slap.

Two creatives operating under the pseudonyms Same and Result completed the project below Loddon Bridge.

It includes the words ‘keep our names out your f****** mouth’, a reference to what Will Smith shouted at Chris Rock after slapping him when the comedian joked about Jada Pinkett Smith’s hair loss.

Reading Chronicle: Will Smith, painted by artists Same and Result under Loddon Bridge in ReadingWill Smith, painted by artists Same and Result under Loddon Bridge in Reading

The image is tagged with the artists names in purple, stylised lettering.

Smith’s actions were criticised by Hollywood contemporaries and the UK Government, with Downing Street saying that “striking someone is never the answer”.

Smith later announced his resignation from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences saying he “betrayed the trust” of the organisation with his “shocking, painful and inexcusable” behaviour.

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In a statement, Smith apologised again to his fellow nominees and winners for having “deprived” them of the opportunity to celebrate their achievements on the night and says he will accept all consequences for his actions.

He added: “Change takes time and I am committed to doing the work to ensure that I never again allow violence to overtake reason.”

A statement from Academy president David Rubin said Smith’s “immediate resignation” had been accepted and they will push ahead with disciplinary proceedings ahead of a board meeting on April 18.