Despite Oscars Slapgate, Will Smith Held a TikTok Record Since 2 Years: Dwayne Johnson Just Beat Him

Will Smith just lost his TikTok crown.

Despite Oscars Slapgate, Will Smith Held a TikTok Record Since 2 Years: Dwayne Johnson Just Beat Him

SUMMARY

  • Will Smith has become quite a controversial figure in the last two years, especially after slapping Chris Rock at the Oscars.
  • Despite this, he has held a very impressive record on the social media platform, TikTok.
  • Unfortunately for Smith, Dwayne Johnson the just broke that record.
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Over the past few years, Will Smith has become quite a controversial figure. Even outside of his marriage with Jada Pinkett Smith, his actions in the past few years have made it very difficult for his fans to defend him. The perfect example of this would be his infamous encounter with Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars, where he went on stage and slapped the comedian after he did not like a joke that was made.

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Will Smith in Bad Boys for Life (2020)
Will Smith in Bad Boys for Life (2020).

One would assume his following and success have declined since these incidents, however, evidence shows otherwise. The actor has held a very impressive record on TikTok for two years, being the most followed actor on the social media platform.

That was until Dwayne Johnson beat him and gained a bigger following.

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Will Smith Has a Major Record on TikTok

Will Smith is an extremely well-known celebrity, being one of the most successful names in Hollywood and having had an extremely successful career. He has an Oscar to his name, and outside of all his controversies, he is a very influential figure. With all of this in mind, it is not surprising that the actor would have a very big following online.

Will Smith in King Richard
Will Smith in King Richard

However, many would be surprised to know that for two years, he has been the most followed actor on TikTok. Posting insightful content, like his acting process, as well as behind-the-scenes clips, he has gained a following of 73.8 million followers. Interestingly enough, he has held the record since 2022, the same year he slapped Chris Rock at the Oscars, with his following growing steadily over time.

This is no small feat. However, Smith just lost this title to another successful actor, who now has more followers than him.

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Dwayne Johnson Breaks Will Smith’s Record

Dwayne Johnson has become the most followed actor on TikTok after he crossed Will Smith’s following. The Rock now has 74.5 million followers on his account. This is not surprising considering how he is one of the most successful people in Hollywood, not only through his acting but also his singing and wrestling.

Dwayne Johnson
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson (image credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The actor has recently entered the public eye again after entering the WWE ring again after years. On top of the highlights of his fight, he frequently posts videos of his workout routine, something that has had fans curious for decades.

Although Smith has lost the crown he had for two years, he is not far behind Johnson and could get back to the top soon enough.

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A poet and art enthusiast, Ananya Godboley is a striving academic who is pursuing a career in Criminal Psychology, currently doing an undergrad degree in Psychology. Passionate about History, Philosophy and Literature, she loves to learn about new and interesting subjects. A writer for FandomWire with over 1000 published articles, she adores all things superhero and Taylor Swift.