GameStop recently entered the world of NFTs with a project that generated controversy in a few days, as it was released in the midst of the market decline and a wave of layoffs within the company. The bad news does not stop, because now the chain of stores is on everyone’s lips for a controversial non-fungible token that it is selling in its store.
The product in question is called Falling Man and refers to one of the greatest tragedies in the United States: the attack on the Twin Towers, an attack that occurred on September 11, 2001.
The NFT is inspired by one of the most terrifying moments of the attack, when a man decided to jump into the void from the burning building. The gaming community lashed out at GameStop for allowing such an NFT to be distributed on their store. So it was showered with criticism and many people said that they will not buy anything from the company again.
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GameStop is raining criticism for controversial NFT
The NFT features an astronaut in free fall and is sold for 0.65 ETH, or $989.14 USD. The digital collectible did not go unnoticed by the community, as its inspiration in the September 11 attack is more than clear.
Users of social networks and forums such as resetera They heavily criticized GameStop for offering these types of products. They also attacked Jules, the creator of the controversial NFT. The community rated the token as very distasteful and embarrassing.
Several players stated that they will never set foot in any of the GameStop stores again, believing that the company has fallen to its lowest level with this and that, in the end, it is only looking to make money by any means possible.
As of this writing, neither GameStop nor the creator of the NFT has commented on the matter. In fact, the product is still available for purchase in the company’s digital asset store.
Shit like this makes me not want to step into that store again https://t.co/WAsNVjArUJ
— Óðinn (@Khalifist) July 23, 2022
Oh yes: the famous “””digital art””” that was to open a world of possibilities to “””artists”””
What a piece of subhuman scum you must be to try to make money off something like that. https://t.co/Wklzie6VuN
— failed (@emerblaz) July 23, 2022
they made a crappy photoshop of the 9/11 falling man picture with a mix of an airplane pilot/astronaut and they’re selling it as a nft lmao
— Mr. BENADRYLER (@Eltee78641) July 23, 2022
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