Fat Comedy slapped Oliver Pocher as the comedian sat in the audience during a boxing match.Image: screenshot/youtube
It’s been around two weeks since Fat Comedy Oliver Pocher slapped Felix Sturm’s boy fight against Istvan Szili in Dortmund’s Westfalenhalle – various video recordings, which were later shared widely on social media, documented the incident. Fat Comedy, whose real name is Omar, then commented on the bell: “Because you have such an ugly character, like to humiliate people, support people who claim to have been raped when it’s not true.”
Some German rappers, including Sido, thought the action was good, but several other celebrities also condemned the physical attack. The comedian also commented, condemning the act as cowardly, insidious, malicious and even spoke of “irreparable damage”. Now Fat Comedy has once again turned to the public with a YouTube video with its attorney Burkhard Benecken and shown remorse – but it also had an important message for Pocher.
Fat Comedy corrects false accusations against him
For Fat Comedy’s first longer statement, the influencer created a YouTube channel and spoke to his attorney in his office about the slap and his motives. He first clarified: “First of all, I want to say that violence is never a solution, that none of you should follow this example.”
Benecken supported his client and explicitly asked again: “You say very clearly, you’re sticking with it and you’re sorry today.” The big affirmative comedy. And he also spoke of intent, which he has been repeatedly accused of. There was no plan behind the incident:
“Well, it was all very spontaneous. I was picked up by a few co-workers who suddenly had tickets to the boxing match. And I really had no idea Oliver Pocher would be there. I got him during the fight – in the third It was round four or four – spontaneously seen from that vantage point. And then I went over everything that had happened in the past.”
By this, Fat Comedy mainly means the “screen control” of Pocher, in which he always has influencers on Instagram on the Kieker and, for example, denounces the marketing of children. But corona measures ignored by network stars and other missteps have also come under repeated scrutiny in recent months.
Oliver Pocher after the slap in Felix Sturm’s boxing match at the end of March.Image: imago images / imago images
The fact that Pocher constantly attacks influencers borders on bullying for Omar – and he has also experienced this for years: “I have also struggled with being overweight all my life. I know on my body that being bullied, when people pick on you because of your looks, is pretty rude. I just wanted to show Olli in that moment that he’s not as untouchable as he thought he was and that he’s not going that far with his kind.”
Influencer calls for tougher penalties for bullying
Fat Comedy has also been accused of intentionally ending up on the internet. He also defended himself in the video: “It all happened in a flash, I saw him and let my emotions guide me. Then I didn’t hesitate and went straight to him. There were people with cameras everywhere, which didn’t interest me at the moment.” In “five to ten seconds” everything “kicked off” for him, so he acted impulsively.
The two also talked more about the physical violence trigger in the clip. The fact that Pocher “knocks people down,” especially on such a big stage (Pocher has 1.8 million followers), doesn’t work for Fat Comedy at all: “Bullying should definitely be punished more severely because there are people who really suffer from it.”
His attorney again agreed: “The psychological consequences should not be underestimated.” The influencer eventually picked up the slack and strongly condemned Pocher’s behavior on social media:
“Laughter is the most beautiful thing in the world, but why at the expense of others?”
Big comedy with an important message for Pocher
With the current thinking, Fat Comedy Pocher wouldn’t miss another slap in the face, he explained then: “I would have asked Christoph Daum to slide, then I would have sat next to him and verbally specified it.” Daum was seated next to the host during the incident.
Despite any insight, Fat Comedy also sticks to its approach. If he spoke to Pocher, he would tell him “What he’s doing isn’t right either. Putting people down like that, I think sometimes has a worse effect on people than a slap in the face.”
There will probably be such a conversation, Pocher and Fat Comedy will most likely meet again in court, a lawsuit has now been filed. Oliver Pocher has yet to comment on his opponent’s new statement.
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