The controversial NFT influencer Beanie, has tweeted his latest hot take. The popular but polarizing influencer gave his thoughts on the “entitled” NFT community yesterday. It seems that the tweet is part of an ongoing Twitter debate on commercial rights in NFTs.
The Influencer Gives Strong Thoughts About NFT Commercial Rights
The controversial NFT influencer Beanie is no stranger to Twitter hate, due to the opinions he shares. As shown above, Beanie was talking about the NFT community’s approach to commercial rights. In his view, NFT owners have no right to demand that NFT creators allow open commercial use of their NFTs. It is this view that he states makes those owners “really f***ing entitled”.
After that, he goes on to make comparisons to traditional art and media. He compares NFT owners asking for commercial rights to people “berating Picasso” or “demanding that DC Comics let you sell Batman t-shirts”.
Larva Labs’ Commercial Rights Decisions Spur Ongoing Debate
Beanie first joined the debate on commercial rights a few days ago, when he responded to a tweet from fellow influencer @punk4156. In that tweet, 4156 voiced his concerns about Larva Labs, the creators of the NFT collection, CryptoPunks.
To sum up, 4156 was protesting the fact that Larva Labs does not give owners of Punks free license to do whatever they want with the NFTs. In addition, 4156 says that Larva Labs unfollowed him on Twitter when he voiced his thoughts. What’s more, 4156 wishes that Larva Labs would join the NFTs that have adopted CC0.
To clarify, CC0 is the Creative Commons license that stands for “No Rights Reserved”. In other words, CC0 allows creators to opt out of copyright protection, thus putting their work in the public domain. At this time, Larva Labs uses the the NFT License to help define what rights owners do or don’t have.
In his response, Beanie made it clear that he could see where 4156 was coming from. As a matter of fact, he seemed to share 4156’s views on CC0. For one thing, the influencer did send out a much more measured tweet on the subject a few days later. This tweet came just minutes before his one calling out the community.
Love Him or Hate Him, Beanie Is A Huge Name In NFTs
Without a doubt, Beanie is one of the biggest influencers on NFT Twitter. His Twitter account, @beaniemaxi, has 150,000 followers at the present time. With that said, he is easily one of the most controversial NFT influencers on Twitter.
While his influence is undeniable, so is the fact that many, if not all of his tweets receive strong negative reactions from people on Twitter. Not to mention that there is even a Beanie parody account, @beaniemini1, with close to 7,000 followers.
That account posts tweets meant to mimic the ones the real Beanie sends. Albeit with a clearly satirical, anti-Beanie voice. Indeed, that account’s twitter banner is a screenshot of an article about “inferiority complex”.