Paris Hilton And Jimmy Fallon Showed Off Their Sad Ape NFTs To Crickets On “The Tonight Show”
Everybody loves to complain that they don’t understand the appeal of owning an NFT and would like someone to explain it to them like they’re five until someone actually comes around and does just that and it still doesn’t make any sense. That’s what happened during a mind-numbingly sedate interview with Paris Hilton on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Even though 5-year-olds love clowns and girls in sparkly dresses, Jimmy Fallon and Paris were the wrong choices to extol the virtues of the virtual by showing off their own Bored Ape NFTs with all the enthusiasm of a couple of strangers trying to work out a Spot The Difference puzzle while waiting for the dentist. The segment left me with more questions than answers, the most urgent being “are they OK? Is there a carbon monoxide leak in the building?”
It looks like Paris was on The Tonight Show to promote her recent business ventures in the “metaverse,” as Forbes has recently named her “one of the top 50 most influential NFT personalities.” And to think, just a few years ago people complained she didn’t have one! According to UPROXX:
Following in the footsteps of Matt Damon and Reese Witherspoon, reality TV star/DJ Paris Hilton has taken a huge dive into the world of cryptocurrency, but she’s not exactly winning people over. The hotel heiress stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday night where the two did their best to promote NFTs. Unfortunately, for them, the audience had no idea what they were talking about and were practically bored to tears.
During the awkward segment, Paris and Jimmy show off some Bored Ape NFTs, and at one point, Paris even gifts some NFTs to the audience, who again, had no idea what the heck was happening. To make things even more cringe, Paris also declared that the Metaverse is the “future of partying.”
Here’s the segment. Tag yourself! I’m the fly waiting backstage for my cue to come out and spin a couple of plates while laying eggs in Paris and Jimmy’s corpses after they’ve bored themselves and the audience to death. Buzzo is my name!
Deeply strange pic.twitter.com/ycilbi1iNL
— James Kelleher (@etienneshrdlu) January 25, 2022
Jimmy practically broke a rib trying to come up with a plausible reason why he sees himself represented in an image, one he was obviously just now seeing for the first time in his natural life, of an ape wearing red heart sunglasses and a nautical hat. This man is clearly very tired. Maybe it’s time for a new host? I hear Buzzo is waiting for his big break! And I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but those aren’t even really Jimmy and Paris’ Bored Apes. I don’t know much about NFT’s but I know that much. I’ve seen more convincing flea circuses! Later in the segment, Paris pulled a U2 by gifting everybody in the audience their very own NFT.
.@ParisHilton surprises Tonight Show audience members by giving them their own NFTs! #FallonTonight pic.twitter.com/3yWRjoqoDs
— The Tonight Show (@FallonTonight) January 25, 2022
Now, I don’t know how it works but at least you could delete that U2 album off your iPhone, but I have a feeling these poor audience members are going to be haunted by the knowledge that they own a piece of Paris for the rest of their days.