Charlie Sheen's roast sets Twitter ablaze
During last night’s pushing-the-boundaries-of-taste Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen, comedienne Amy Schumer delivered a low-blow at the man of the hour, as well as his Two and a Half Men replacement Ashton Kutcher: “You’re just like Bruce Willis — you were big in the ’80s and now your old slot’s being filled with Ashton Kutcher,” she joked.
But Schumer wasn’t the only one to hit Kutcher where it hurt on Monday night. Even his beloved Twitterverse seemed to have turned their back on him, when the social networking website lit up with talk of Sheen and his harsh roast. But Sheen got the last laugh: According to Gigaom.com, social media monitoring group Visible Technologies found that the Charlie Sheen roast, and talk of all things about the tiger blood-infused warlock, garnered upwards of 400,000 tweets, while Kutcher’s debut on Two and a Half Men earned only around 150,000. (One of which he contributed to, with his post, “Man I wish I had the east coast feed so I could watch it with you all… #2.5.”)
Of course, it’s not all bad news for Kutcher, as only 6.9 percent of tweets about him and the sitcom were negative, while 13.4 percent of roast tweeters spoke ill of the Comedy Central special and its subject. And then there’s the fact that the Sheen-free Men premiere earned a staggering 27.7 million viewers.
Other interesting stats from the study (which used color charts and everything! The gang from How I Met Your Mother would be so psyched!): During the roast, Schumer, who had that aforementioned zinger, cultivated more tweets than any other roasters with 38 percent. (Mike Tyson followed far behind with 16.9 percent of the tweets.) In fact, Schumer’s brash jokes during the roast prompted Sheen himself to tweet, “Shocking!! @amyschumer… You’re beautiful… funny… and incredibly mean!! And I love you!!”
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