Uncensored video of Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards breaks MrBeast’s YouTube record for his Squid Game video.
Video capturing Will Smith slapping Chris Rock at last night’s Oscars broke MrBeast’s YouTube viewing record. Last year, after Netflix released the critically acclaimed drama, squid game, YouTuber MrBeast has set a record with his real-life recreation of the popular show. Incredibly, 456 people participated in MrBeast’s Squid Game in order to win $456,000. Thanks to both the popularity of the Netflix show and that of MrBeast, the video surpassed the previously set record and racked up nearly 43 million views over a 24-hour period. MrBeast kept that record until last night’s stunning Oscars.
Comicbook.com reported that Smith’s Oscar slap video broke MrBeast’s YouTube record. After The Guardian uploaded the uncensored moment Smith unexpectedly slapped Chris Rock for making a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith at the 94th Academy Awards, the video garnered over 59 million views in less than 24 hours. Notably, the video continues to rack up views and remains the top trending video on YouTube. This number will no doubt continue to rise as the Academy continues to debate the consequences of Smith’s action.
Although The GuardianSmith’s moment upload currently holds the record, it cannot give an accurate total number of views that Smith’s slap has garnered. After all, The GuardianThe video is just one of many versions uploaded. The number of people watching Smith’s shocking reaction could exceed hundreds of millions. Additionally, The GuardianThe new record does not include music videos, trailers or other promotional videos. Therefore, while it cannot claim to be the most watched video in a 24-hour period, it shows the true magnitude of Will Smiththe actions of.
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