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Racism In The Metaverse? Latest NFT Collection Under Fire For Questionable Name & Images

Racism exists even in the metaverse — even in a new NFT collection — and it’s exhausting. Vice reports that as the non-fungible token (NFT) cryptocurrency continues to grow and expand so does the number of racist collections. From NFTs depicting George Floyd deemed as “Floydies,” to more recently a project by the name of “Meta Slave” the collections continue to shock the masses. The new NFT collection features images of Black people and rather than apologizing following the backlash, the OpenSea platform has simply rebranded to have the collection include white, Asian, etc.” NFTs. The creation was brewed up by a user that goes by the name of “Unipic” who operated under the now deactivated Twitter handle @UniqueFractal. Initially, the collection pledged its support to the Black Lives Matter movement and aimed to honor the late George Floyd, but the actual images associated with the project deem otherwise. “Hi, there! We are glad to inform you that we have launched the first sales of...

Shanique Yates

Feb 7, 2022