Brie Larson Is Catching Heat For Pushing NFTs
Brie Larson has joined the club! What club, you may ask? Well, it would appear that she’s currently the secretary-treasurer of the Celebrities Who Brought Ten Tons of Cringe by Shamelessly Plugging NFTs. Hot on the heels of Jimmy Fallon and Paris Hilton’s awkward NFT infomercial, Gwyneth Paltrow’s embarrassing shill, and Justin Bieber’s giant waste of money, we have Oscar-winner Brie Larson deciding to jump into the NFT promotion game. However, Brie quickly learned that the only people who think celebrity-backed NFTs are pretty much just the other celebrities pushing NFTs.
On Friday, Brie tweeted about the brand new NFT she got. Bri skipped past the art college-looking apes in favor of a picture of a lady with some flowers growing out of her head. Because I guess Brie’s aesthetic is more “decorating my dorm room with art from a 2008 Urban Outfitters store” than “bored ape.”
#NewProfilePic – got a @FlowerGirlsNFT by @VarvaraAlay 💙 pic.twitter.com/ZJxic6ST75
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) February 4, 2022
As Uproxx points out, the internet was less than thrilled to see Brie participating in something that gives off some scammy pyramid scheme vibes.
*New Brie Larson tweet* *sees what it is* pic.twitter.com/HrBDobOjm0
— Shruti Rao (@shrutiraoart) February 4, 2022
pov: you’ve defended brie larson from every bit of slander she’s received but you can’t defend her supporting nft’s pic.twitter.com/FYSzLXij1u
— Jordy 🌱euphoria spoilers (@collarsarcane) February 4, 2022
That last one must cut especially deep for Brie’s long-time ride-or-dies. Brie faced a giant mountain of toxic sexist trolls when Captain Marvel was released a few years ago, and plenty of people rushed to her defense at that time. And now, Brie is hustling for Big NFT.
On the exact same day, just 3 hours apart, America Ferrera was also promoting Flower Girls NFT to her Twitter followers. Same with Eva Longoria, who was also pushing Flower Girls NFTs, as was Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow, all within the same three-hour window on February 4th. Although if you ask Ben McKenzie, aka Bad Boy Ryan from The O.C., he would say that there’s something very weird about all the celebrities suddenly diving head-first into NFTs at the exact same time.
I’m just a former teen idol standing here (alone?) asking people to consider downside risk and the possibility of fraud. I hope I’m wrong, but pretty sure we’ll find out soon enough. Good luck folks – don’t take financial advice from celebs, including me. https://t.co/d250lrJgvk
— Ben McKenzie (@ben_mckenzie) February 4, 2022
Ben has become an outspoken NFT skeptic and frequently writes about it. For example, he recently published a piece for Slate on NFTs, cryptocurrency, and celebrity sponsorships. He’s also currently working on a book about cryptocurrency, with a focus on corruption and fraud. And along with being a six-time Teen Choice Award nominee, he also apparently has his B.A. in economics and foreign affairs. Honestly, not the career direction I could have predicted from the man who won Marissa’s heart with a tight white muscle tank and leather ribbon choker while riding a Ferris wheel.