William Shatner may have recently turned 90, but he is not slowing down. He continues working in acting, music, and show hosting. But Bill is also a legendary pitchman and this week his latest promotional push put him in the ring with a former heavyweight champion. He is also showing that he is in tune with what’s trending these days.
Shatner feels the pain with Tyson
This week William Shatner appeared in a new online campaign for CopperGel, a pain relief gel. The new ad features Shatner in the ring with Mike Tyson. Check it out.
CopperGel is a brand of Mike Tyson’s Ranch Companies. The promotion actually started last week with some online taunting back and forth with Tyson, including Shatner offering to “train” Tyson.
— Mike Tyson (@MikeTyson) May 19, 2021
Shatner also showed up on ESPN to preview it.
Shatner endorses BTS Star Trek takeover
In other Shatner news, this week Bill again showed how tuned in he is with modern pop culture. After the Korean supergroup BTS did a skit on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert featuring members of the band showing off more hand gestures they have popularized, including Jeon Jung-kook saying he invented Star Trek’s famous live long and prosper salute, K-Pop fans flooded Twitter with “Star Trek” in their latest trending tag takeover.
jungkook teaching the hand gesture "live long and proper" 😭
🐰 I invented and Star Trek learne from me pic.twitter.com/LGKFq1cdPE
— jk updates ★ (@jjklve) May 26, 2021
Not one to miss out on a trend, Shatner jumped in saying he was on board with BTS, Tweeting: “I can agree with that logic!” The tweet garnered over 140k likes in two days.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) May 26, 2021
Maybe this will lead to his next musical collaboration and album. Could Bill be the next K-Pop star?
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