If Internet users have slowed down the pace on memes and other parodies about him, the incident that occurred during the 2022 Oscars continues to make people talk. It must be said that the history of television and the cheek of Chris Rock will long be remembered for the slap in the face of Will Smith. But if this moment may have seemed somewhat humiliating for the humorist victim of the attack, it actually benefits him greatly.
Chris Rock, martyr of humor?
As the Oscars ceremony celebrated its 94th edition on the night of March 27 to 28, 2022, an incident overshadowed all the rest of the evening. We will not tell the umpteenth time everything in detail. In a nutshell, here’s what to remember: Chris Rock joke; Jada Smith not happy; slap from Will Smith. If on the side of Hollywood, the act of Will Smith is almost unanimously condemned, the incident saw two opposing camps on the internet, who are the defenders of the slap and those of the slap.
If the moment could prove humiliating for the latter, However, this made it possible to put the famous debate of the “can we laugh at everything?”, of which Chris is now something of a figurehead. After several days of silence, he also took the floor, indicating that he would eventually talk about this moment, probably at a show. And speaking of the show…
A huge publicity stunt for the comedian
The altercation of the Oscars has so unleashed the web that many Internet users are necessarily interested in the two main concerned. And that’s where Chris Rock can grin again, if it doesn’t hurt his cheek too much: sales for his show exploded! Entitled “Ego Death Tour”, this one began last Wednesday and counts nearly 40 dates planned by the end of the year.
According to the dealer TickPick on Twitter, more tickets would thus have been sold the night after the Oscars ceremony than during the whole month of March!
We sold more tickets to see Chris Rock overnight than we did in the past month combined.
Some dates now show full, while prices would have soared to around $400. In short, it would seem that getting slapped in front of hundreds of Hollywood personalities and millions of viewers also has its good sides.