The relationship between the NFT community and A-list celebrities has been a nuisance for most people. In January of this year, inexperienced people were worried about the appearance of Paris Hilton at Jimmy Fallon, who is blocking the boring Ape Yacht Club. “We are part of the same community. We are both apes,” she said in a complaint typical of Fallon.
But times have changed and we are now in what is called the crypto winter. As the world of art tries to adjust its relationship with crypto space, so does celebrity. Both Hilton and Fallon have changed their Twitter profile picture from the boring monkey that once tied them together. However, to be fair, both maintain a “.eth” suffix that keeps part of the conversation, and Hilton is still creating its own NFT.
It was in January that Twitter first unveiled the ability for NFT owners to use their own in-house verification system to turn selected digital artwork into a profile picture. Many followed. However, a few months later, many celebrities such as Serena Williams, Reese Witherspoon, Shonda Rhimes, Lil Durk, Travis Barker, and Meek Mill abandoned non-alternative avatars.
Fallon’s change came abruptly when a tweet addressed to his sailor-clad ape was exchanged for a comedian’s old-fashioned analog selfie. The timing is ironic as the NFT NYC Convention is currently being held near Times Square, right next to the stage at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
There is reason to believe that the NFT community is aware of the distance of this quake.according to Viral tweets According to NBC News reporter Kevin Collier, the tournament may have hired Snoop Dogg look-alike, “Doop Snoop,” to attend the festival and boost the tournament’s fame.
“I was attending the NFTNYC conference again in Times Square and Snoop passed by surrounded by security guards. I grabbed his handler, I said I was a reporter, a few minutes I love you, “writes Collier. “The guy actually said it was a spoof, legally it can’t be said he was, they hired him to inspire excitement.”
The question remains whether this is further evidence that cryptography is more siled from other aspects of culture, or is it just another symptom of greater atmospheric changes.
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