GAMESTOP IS INVOLVED IN ANOTHER WEIRD CASE OF A NFT THAT WAS LAUNCHED ON ITS MARKETPLACE BASED ON THE TRAGEDY OF 9/11!
GameStop’s gaming store revealed its plans to launch an NFT marketplace in February. Customers can purchase and sell NFTs made by a pre-approved list of producers through the GameStop NFT marketplace, which is currently in testing. Jules, one of those creators, coined and started offering for sale an NFT dubbed Falling Man. a person who resembles the man in the famous 9/11 World Trade Center fall photo taken by the Associated Press. The caption for “The Falling Man,” who is costumed like an astronaut, reads, “This one presumably fell from the MIR station.”
Astronauts are currently used as mascots across GameStop’s NFT marketplace, including the form that new producers must fill out and various free wallpapers.
GameStop removed the image after the NFT came under fire on forums like the Resetera forum, and Web3 is going just wonderful.
Although the original can still be found on the Wayback Machine, clicking the link leads to a blank page.
The 25 editions of the NFT, which had already sold out, were purchased by several persons. One such customer received an explanation of choice from the GameStopNFT Twitter account, which stated, “The NFTs were removed from our marketplace because some collections broke our terms of service. Therefore, these NFTs can no longer be sold on our market but may still be transferred to layer one and between wallets.”