The company recently stepped into the world of NFTs with a project that in just a few days sparked controversy, as it was launched in the midst of a market downturn and a wave of layoffs within the company.
But the bad news doesn’t stop, as the retailer is now on everyone’s lips over a controversial non-fungible token it is selling in its store.
Called Falling Man, the product in question is a reference to one of America’s greatest tragedies: the attack on the Twin Towers, which occurred on September 11, 2001.
This NFT is inspired by one of the most terrifying moments of the attack, as one man decided to jump into the void from the burning building.
For allowing such an NFT to be distributed in their store, the gaming community attacked GameStop. As a result, criticism rained down and many people stated that they would never buy anything from the company again.
Raining Criticism on GameStop for Contemporary NFT
This NFT features an astronaut in free fall and sells for 0.65 ETH, or $989.14 USD. Indeed, the digital collectible did not go largely unnoticed by the community, as its inspiration in the 9/11 attack is more than clear.
Social media users and forums such as resetera harshly criticized GameStop for offering this kind of product. Likewise, they lashed out at Jules, the creator of the controversial NFT. The NFT was described by the community as very unpleasant and embarrassing.
A number of gamers stated that they will never set foot in any GameStop stores again, as they believe the company has fallen to its lowest level with this and that, in the end, it is only looking to make money by any means possible.
At the time of writing, neither GameStop nor the creator of the NFT has commented on the matter. The product is, in fact, still available for purchase at the company’s digital asset store.