Will Smith shared a note in support of Naomi Osaka following her withdrawal from the French Open.
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If you need a quick refresher, after saying that she would not be participating in the French Open press conferences to protect her mental health, Naomi was fined $15,000. She then announced that she would be withdrawing from the competition, outlining how she had “suffered long bouts of depression since the US Open in 2018.”
In the days that followed, many people took to social media to voice their support for Naomi:
It takes bravery and strength to put your mental health first. I applaud you, and stand by you @naomiosaka ❤️✊🏾 https://t.co/GYmFcjdehq
05:46 PM – 01 Jun 2021
For whatever it’s worth-I’m proud of Naomi Osaka for putting her mental health,her well being above everything.If we don’t take care of our health,our wellness- well then who will?What do we have if we don’t have our health? Don’t we know by now that success isn’t worth our life?
05:23 AM – 03 Jun 2021
Now, Will Smith is adding his name to the list of celebs supporting the tennis player.
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In an Instagram post yesterday, Will shared a note addressed to Naomi:
“You are right. They are wrong!” the actor wrote. “I am with you.”
Sending all the love and support to Naomi. ❤️
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