May 22, 2022

Captain Marvel Star Brie Larson Roasted For Buying NFT: ‘Another Celeb Exploited’

Captain Marvel star Brie Larson received a huge backlash after buying a “FlowerGirls” NFT and making it her Twitter profile picture.

As the technology grew in popularity, people around the world showed their distaste towards NFTs, citing that they are “bad for the environment” and are “money laundering schemes”.

Despite negative thoughts about blockchain-enabled digital collectibles, celebrities and esports organizations around the world have started to find their way to them.

On February 4, Brie Larson shared with her Twitter followers that she had picked up a “FlowerGirls” NFT and made it her account’s profile picture. Soon after, she began to receive backlash regarding her involvement with non-fungible tokens.

Twitter: Brie Larson

Brie Larson has revealed her involvement in the “Flower Girl” NFTs.

Brie Larson roasted after buying an NFT

Shortly after Brie posted her new purchase on Twitter, fans flooded her responses with disgust.

Most mentioned the environmental impact of crypto mining, as well as NFTs that would have made it easier for someone to steal art and make a profit.

Twitter user ‘NightsongWS’ has claimed that Larson has pledged to ‘destroy the livelihoods’ of artists – and that they are going to block her and stop watching the movies she is in.

Others have gone so far as to claim that Larson is “just another exploited celebrity” in an effort to grow the NFT community.

“You are another celebrity exploited and leveraged for your reach (in turn exploiting your followers,” one person wrote.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen a celebrity or influencer reveal their involvement in NFTs. Just two days ago, 100 Thieves launched their first-ever NFT to celebrate winning the championship at the 2021 LCS tournament.

YouTuber Logan Paul has also been heavily involved with the growing tech — so much so that he’s earned over $500,000 from the same project that Larson is currently receiving backlash from.

NFTs continue to grow in popularity every day, with more and more people embracing the new age technology. We’ll have to wait to see if that becomes more accepted, though.