Brie Larson, who is most notably known for her role as Captain Marvel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, has come under fire by fans of hers after she tweeted about her NFT collection in a virtual gallery.
Larson tweeted, “Welcome to My Lil Corner of the someplace metaverse. Can’t wait to welcome you all in soon.” The tweet showcases a selection of the MCU actor’s favorite NFTs, including one from the Ethereum NFT collection titled The Flower Girls. Dolphin Entertainment teamed up with The Flower Girls earlier this month in order to produce both scripted and unscripted TV series, books, music, and much more.
As for other notable NFTs that make an appearance in the clip shared by Brie Larson, it includes NFTs from The Rebels, Women and Weapons, 1989 Sisters, and CryptoVenus collections.
Larson’s avatar resides within the someplace metaverse, which is described as a mobile metaverse that is “founded by women entrepreneurs,” and that “insists on breaking down barriers to build a more equitable digital experience for all.”
Of course, the Captain Marvel star’s tweet didn’t quite get the reception that was probably intended, with a myriad of negative comments that started flooding in just under her post.
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 17, 2022
One user made their intentions clear writing simply, “Please no,” with another chiming in and saying “NFT profile picture, and now this?” adding to that a GIF that says “you’re going down a path I can’t follow.”
One response, that has received almost 1,000 likes, says “Brie, you can get coffee in real life,” pertaining to her avatar getting a cup of joe in the metaverse.
Brie Larson’s far from the only one who’s received some major backlash from the promotion of NFTs. A lot of the criticisms sent her way are echoed in the broader NFT industry, too.
While some of the most well-known brands have embraced NFTs, garnering a negative response such as NFT enthusiasts and gamers that both think it’s hostile to the idea of NFTs crossing into the gaming industry, some reactions also had another issue. Their problem was with what they considered to be the tasteless spreading of one’s wealth.
To that effect, one user, titled @thomas_violence, had a response that was quite reflective of that sentiment, saying, “You can get paid a million billion dollars to be in movies and still feel compelled to debase yourself like this so you can buy a fifth house or whatever.”