In February, video game retailer / permanent meme GameStop announced that it was. Plan to open NFT Marketplace.. Currently in beta GameStop NFT Marketplace (Opens in a new tab) Allows customers to buy and sell NFTs created by a selection of approved creators. One of the creators named Jules created an NFT called The Falling Man and started selling it.The NFT shows a picture similar to the iconic Associated Press photo of a man who fell from the World Trade Center on 9/11. Falling man (Opens in a new tab) Is dressed as an astronaut and has the caption “This probably fell from the MIR station”.
For those who are not familiar with photos: Left (NFT): “Falling Man” Right (Photo): “Falling Man” pic.twitter.com/KgXWqmwzQeJuly 23, 2022
GameStop’s NFT Marketplace currently uses astronauts as its mascot. Form that new creators need to fill out (Opens in a new tab) And some downloadable wallpaper (Opens in a new tab).. That’s actually why Jules thought it appropriate to take such a famous and already controversial image, turn it into a tasteless joke, and then try to profit from it. Not explained.Anyway, after NFTs started to be criticized in the following places: Web3 is on track (Opens in a new tab) And that Resettera (Opens in a new tab) The forum, GameStop, has delisted the image. If you follow the link, Blank page (Opens in a new tab)Although the original is still preserved Wayback machine (Opens in a new tab)..
Some people have already purchased NFTs, 25 of which have been created. The GameStopNFT Twitter account (Opens in a new tab) One such customer said, “NFTs have been suspended from the marketplace because a particular collection violated our Terms of Service. Transferring these NFTs to Layer 1 or between wallets is not possible. Yes, but not. It will be sold in our market. “
The person who complained about the image in a direct message Apparently told (Opens in a new tab) “This NFT will be permanently removed from the marketplace. This user has already had the mining feature removed from their account and is in direct contact with the author for these actions.”
About meme stock subreddit GME_Meltdown (Opens in a new tab)The user suggested that the NFT figure is actually a rendering of an existing 3D model of a Russian flight suit created by another artist and used without credit or permission.It’s here Blender market..