NFTs Make Mainstream Headlines Over Scandal At Oscars

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The 2021 Oscars took place on Sunday and nominees for the Academy award didn’t have to win an award to walk away with a prize. In a gear shift, NFT for 3D art of the late actor Chadwick Boseman was put in gift bags with other things. But what seemed to be a nice gesture quickly degenerated into a scandal. Chadwick Didn’t Win? Before the award, many had heavily criticized the move to make an NFT of Boseman. Commentators pointed out that this move represents a further commodification of Boseman, who died of colon cancer in August 2020 at the age of 43. Boseman was up for Best Actor at the Oscars for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Y’all commodified Chadwick Boseman into a NFT for swag bags but couldn’t give him an Oscar…. lol okay — black boy bulletin (he/him) (@blkboybulletin) April 26, 2021 Andre OShea, one…

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