Brie ‘Captain Marvel ‘ Larson bashed for buying a nonfungible token (NFT)

 Captain Marvel star Brie Larson found herself at the centre of a Twitter storm after buying a new NFT from the Flower Girls project.
Fans criticized Captain Marvel star Brie Larson for buying a Flower Girls NFT. Credit: Captain Marvel

Key Takeaways

  • Hollywood Actress Brie Larson faced criticism on Twitter for buying an NFT.
  • Fans are dissapointed that she has not taken environmental impact of NFTs into consideration.

YEREVAN ( Captain Marvel star Brie Larson is one of the latest celebrities to make headlines for involvement in the emerging nonfungible token (NFT) sector.

However, while some of her colleagues have received admiration for supporting a project, she has not been as lucky. Last Friday, Larson revealed that she had purchased a “Flower Girls” NFT. But instead of getting love, she found herself at the center of criticism. 

 Larson changed her profile picture to the NFT she bought, causing a Twitter uproar.

As it turned out, her fans were not at all impressed. One of the major reasons her fans disapproved of her NFT purchase is the negative environmental impact the blockchain arts cause. 

“Brie, baby, noooooo… NFTs are bad for the environment and it makes it easier to steal art from artists… I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed,” 

one fan wrote.

Blockchain technology, on which NFTs and cryptocurrencies depend, is very energy-intensive. Its electricity consumption is harmful to the environment, which has been a subject of intense criticism.

Another issue that stuck out among those criticizing Brie Larson is art theft. Artists are fighting a losing battle against grifters who plagiarize their work or sell them as nonfungible tokens without their consent.

“Another celebrity committed to destroying the livelihoods of artists/devs involved in the cinema/games/fine arts industries. Before I block you and your movies, here is some light watching,”  

another of her fans lashed out, giving her a link to a YouTube video that explains the problem with NFTs.
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Is Brie Larson doing a paid NFT promotion?

Brie Larson’s post about the Flower Girls project is not the only one coming from the industry. As Journalist Matt Binder pointed out, other actresses made similar posts about the project on the same day.

Academy Award-winning actress Gwyneth Kate Paltrow also changed her profile picture on Twitter to an NFT from the project. 

Paltrow, like Brie Larson, is also from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. She has starred in Iron Man, Iron Man 2, Iron Man 3, Spider-Man: Homecoming, The Avengers, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame.

Fellow Hollywood icons Reese Witherspoon, a vocal NFT supporter, and Eva Longoria flaunt Flower Girls avatars on Twitter.

It is suspicious that four Hollywood mega actresses decide to change their profile picture to the same NFT project. What caused them to throw their weights behind Flower Girls? Personal relations with the creator Varvara Alay, just a coincidence, or is Brie Larson involved in a paid promotion? We may never know. 

Meanwhile, the project has sold over 3.2,000 ETH (over $9 million) worth of NFTs. According to the verified account on OpenSea, the current floor price of The Flower Girls is 0.675 ETH, or over $2,000.

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