Following her first purchase of an NFT Reese Witherspoon has turned to cryptotwitter to express her desire to see more women enter the space. As such, the Reese Witherspoon NFT activity can only be a good thing in our eyes.
The Hollywood star has been “learning so much” since first investing in non-fungible tokens. However, she has asked for help from cryptotwitter. Crucially, she is looking for recommendations and signposts towards “amazing women” creating NFTs.
“Just bought my first NFTs ! I’m learning so much. Would love to know about amazing women creating #NFTs. Talk to me #cryptotwitter,” Witherspoon wrote in a tweet shared Monday 11th October.
Responses to the Reese Witherspoon NFT Request
Suffice to say, you don’t get Reese Witherspoon NFT activity like this without a serious response from members of the public and the industry. The OpenSea marketplace was quick to invite the screen icon to drop a line via DM. It also pointed to a previous thread in which the platform encouraged women to share their work.
However, one Twitter user — noia.stiratna — took issue with the reply. “Hey @opensea, you really jumped that fast into Reese! What about the others, not celebrities, who are waiting for your supports/answers from the bugs/problems we experienced at your marketplace and have never heard any single word from you [sic],” she said.
If nothing else, this shows the level of scrutiny platforms are under from users and onlookers. Not least when it comes to whether or not support for diversity and equality is performative. Meanwhile, Witherspooon herself was also criticised by some users. Beanie.eth suggested she was planning a “cash grab” NFT drop under the guise of supporting women.
Clearly unsubstantiated, many jumped to defend the A-list celebrity, or more accurately turn the tables on Beanie.eth, accusing them of attempting to manipulate the value of collections by posting “bullish” comments on Twitter. OpenSea has previously been criticised for its “incredibly disappointing” insider trading scheme. Last month, one employee resigned after the scandal emerged.