Will Smith’s infamous Oscar slapstick revealed as UK’s top trending YouTube video

Will Smith’s infamous Oscar slapstick has been revealed as the UK’s top trending YouTube video of the year.

The clip, shared by Guardian News, has racked up over 103 million views and shows the uncensored version of the moment the Hollywood actor took to the stage and slapped comedian Chris Rock after he made a joke about Smith’s wife .

The 1 minute 23 second video, which has 1.5 million likes on YouTube, shows moments before Rock makes a joke about actress Jada Pinkett Smith and her head shaved due to her medical condition, the alopecia, at the Oscar ceremony in March.

Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in March.

Her husband is then seen bursting onto the stage where he slaps the comedian across the face, to which a shocked Rock addresses the audience by saying “Will Smith just slapped me.”

Smith returns to his seat and is then heard shouting, “keep my wife’s name out of your fucking mouth” at Rock, as audience members look on in amazement.

The video quickly went viral at the time and made worldwide headlines as actors, celebrities and even politicians took to social media to praise or condemn the incident.

Smith was subsequently banned from all Academy events or programs for 10 years following his “unprecedented” behavior at the 94th Academy Awards and two days after the slap, issued a public apology to Rock and the Oscars production team .

Categories in the top trending lists have been compiled by YouTube’s Culture & Trends team and include: UK’s Top Trending Videos of 2022, UK’s Top Shorts of 2022, Top Creators of 2022, and Top Breakout Creators of 2022.

The results are based on a number of factors beyond just views, which indicate how a video is “trending” by considering engagement and signals like number of shares and likes.

Sidemen FC VS YouTube All Stars Charity Match

KSI speaks to Sky Sports before Charlton Athletic FC’s Sidemen FC VS YouTube All Stars charity match at The Valley, London.

The second trending video of the year was revealed as the Sidemen’s charity football match which was live streamed on 24 September and had over 27 million views.

The three-hour video was posted on the Sidemen YouTube channel, formed by a group of British YouTubers and led by boxer, musician and social media personality KSI, who produce videos of various video game challenges, sketches and commentary.

The video shows the full match between Sidemen FC and their rivals YouTube Allstars as they took part in the 2022 Charity Match at The Valley, Charlton and raised over £1million for charity.

Coverage of the match, which received over 1.1 million likes, included a performance by electronic music duo Chase & Status and ultimately ended 8-7 in favor of the Sidemen after two late goals.

Storm Eunice also appeared on this year’s trending video list with Big Jet TV’s commentary on jets attempting to land at Heathrow in seventh place, just above the live streamed conclusion of Johnny Depp’s libel trial and Amber Heard.

The Johnny Depp court case

The live streamed conclusion of the libel trial of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard ranked eighth in the UK’s trending YouTube videos chart of 2022.

The nine-hour video, released by the Law&Crime Network YouTube channel, has over 24 million views and was watched live as jurors reached a verdict in the Hollywood actor’s multimillion-dollar lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard.

After six weeks of trials and around 13 hours of deliberation, jurors returned a verdict in favor of Depp and the actor was awarded $10m (£8m) in damages and an additional $5m (£4m). million pounds) in damages penalties.

Meanwhile, American YouTuber MrBeast, real name Jimmy Donaldson, has been named the best creator for 2022, followed by the Sidemen channel in second place.

MrBeast, who creates videos with huge giveaways and cash prizes, reached 100 million subscribers in July and became the most subscribed YouTuber on the website.

MrBeast’s videos include challenging large groups of people to take part in extreme challenges for a chance to win the grand prize, including a video where he gives one of the winners his own private island.

British prankster Jamie Nyland, who has 6.2 million subscribers, has been crowned the UK’s best breakout creator.

Brothers Nicolas, Matthew and Christopher, known as the Sturniolo Triplets, finished second for their laid-back car vlogs which have amassed over 3 million subscribers this year.

Jen Jamie, Director of Communications, YouTube UK said: “Every year, YouTube’s year-end top lists give us an invaluable glimpse into what people in the UK were most curious about.

“YouTube is where everyone comes to see what has been and is happening in the world while participating in and impacting today’s culture.

“Whether it’s the creators of Shorts delighting millions or events like the Sidemen’s charity football match, 2022 has been a momentous year for all of us and we can’t wait to see what it has in store for us.” Next year”.

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