A day after Twitch streamer, LIRIK announced his plans to launch an NFT collection, he has seemingly called off the plans. During a Twitch livestream on Friday, November 5, the streamer had announced his personal NFT collection. However, he received severe backlash from a fraction of his 2.8 million Twitch followers. Later, LIRIK took to Twitter to say that he’d “rather collect than sell” NFTs.
“Ya, so NFTs. If any of you guys want these to right click and save as or whatever lol go for it,” he wrote. “I went into this with pure intentions for the future. But, I’d rather privately collect [than] sell.”
LIRIK NFT collection: What happened?
According to the details LIRIK shared during the livestream, the proposed NFT collection consisted of 10,000 NFTs priced at $50. The artworks, by Geersart, took inspiration from various things that have happened on his streams.
After his announcement, many of his followers accused him of cheating his fans and spammed his chat with “scam” and “NFT NOPERS”. As a result, he went on to explain that he is “not promoting a scam site…this is literally going to be sold off my website,” reported Dot Esports.
However, following the backlash, he noted that he is going to “rethink” and doesn’t mind “scrapping the whole thing.” Furthermore, he added, “Apparently there’s fucking blood in the water on NFTs…It’s like I killed somebody.”
LIRIK’s incident is just one example of how a section of social media users is up in arms against NFTs. Often, many who do not fully understand NFTs, ask, “why should anyone pay thousands of dollars for a JPG?” There’s also the “right-click and save” brigade, who mock NFTs and people in the industry. Last month, a crypto user had put up one such tweet as a joke NFT for sale.
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