Late actor Chadwick Boseman is a favourite to win the Best Lead Actor trophy today at the ongoing Oscars 2021 event. He has been nominated for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. To pay tribute to the Black Panther star, Academy has commissioned a virtual 3D artist Andre Osha to prepare a Boseman NFT (Non-Fungible Token) which will be in every nominee's gift bag. This is all done for charity as the proceeds will go to the Colon Cancer Foundation. This has left the actor's fans furious. The actor died last August after battling Colon cancer for several years.
Check out the gif of Chadwick Boseman first.
The way to immortalize an artist, is to honor them with art.
I was tasked to create a tribute NFT for Chadwick Boseman for the Oscars! Bringing this piece to life has been one of my most challenging & rewarding experiences as an artist.
— ●●● (@andreoshea) April 24, 2021
Here're the reactions
Idk what’s worse the fact that it’s an Nft, the fact that Chadwick Boseman’s death is being commodified, or that this is in every Oscar nominees’ gift bags https://t.co/LVc5Nk04mE
— Jenn wants to be a tv writer ✨ (@jenn0wow) April 25, 2021
The dude who made the Chadwick Boseman nft for the Oscars didn’t even model the head himself. 😭😭😭 what a fuckin ghoulish grift pic.twitter.com/rEIUU93NrG
— 🦀Nico🦀 (@kotalketz) April 25, 2021
And it is cursed
NFT of chadwick boseman in oscars swag bags is possibly the most cursed sentence i could’ve read today
— roslyn talusan (@roslyntalusan) April 25, 2021
That's a threat
Whoever turned Chadwick Boseman into an NFT, drop your location. RIGHT. NOW.
— Kyle (@CEOofRean) April 25, 2021
The Chadwick Boseman nft thing is so effing disrespectful can his estate sue that guy and the academy???
— ms marvel stan struggle tweets (@sayyidbentley) April 25, 2021
"Chadwick Boseman gets NFT tribute in Oscars nominee bags; half of proceeds go to charity"
this is so twisted and tacky
— Jenn Ravenna Tran (@JennRavenna) April 25, 2021
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