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Unfortunate Coincidence Forces MrBeast’s Best Friend to Deal With Millions Over Wild Will Smith Moment

Published 03/30/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Will Smith shook the world when he slapped Chris Rock at the 94th Academy Awards. The now infamous incident had audiences worldwide in disbelief. However, it seems the incident affected more than just Chris Rock. The altercation has already resulted in MrBeast’s Squid Game video having its 24-hour viewership record broken. And now it’s Chris Tyson, a childhood friend of MrBeast, who is dealing with the ramifications.

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As expected, being named Chris on Twitter under the current circumstances is quite an ordeal. As such, Tyson has hilariously been dealing with call-outs from across the internet. He shared his thoughts on the matter in a recent Twitter post.

Jimmy ‘MrBeast’ Donaldson’s best friend is dealing with a lot after the Will Smith Oscars incident

For the uninitiated, Chris Tyson is one of Jimmy’s oldest friends. Long-time followers of the viral maestro would recognize Chris from his older videos. Significantly, Chris was Jimmy’s first subscriber, even being present for the creation of his channel. His colossal contribution to the brand that is MrBeast has resulted in him being verified on Twitter. However, that has brought him significant trouble recently.

After the Will Smith-Chris Rock altercation, the internet went through a meltdown. Audiences worldwide were watching and re-watching the shocking event take place. With The Guardian’s uncensored video of the event surpassing MrBeast’s Squid Game viewership record. As a result, people have wrongfully been tagging Tyson as the American comedian on Twitter. All because of his username @chris.


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Unaware of the comedian’s actual handle @chrisrock, people are tagging Tyson because of their similar names. As the creator hilariously notes, My mentions are full of boomers tagging @Chris Rock now“.

The Oscars incident has taken the world by storm. And not even unrelated YouTubers are safe. While most creators can have fun sharing memes and opinions on the matter, Tyson is bearing the brunt of that assault.

Via the means of this tweet, he aims to inform the public of his predicament. And hopefully, ease the deluge of mentions in his feed every day. But only time will tell how successful his effort was.


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Will Smith’s reverberating slap continues to have a powerful impact on the internet. Becoming forever associated with Oscars. But what are your thoughts on the matter?


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Written by:

Milind Sharma


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Milind Sharma is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate by education, he possesses a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Delhi. An avid gamer from a very young age, he loves open-world RPGs like 'The Witcher' and 'Dying Light'.
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Paras Pande