During the early days of YouTube in 2007, “Leave Britney Alone”, a video made by Chris Crocker hogged lots of limelight and is taken into account to be a viral one as we speak. In the video, Crocker pleaded with the tabloids to cease following pop singer Britney Spears and depart her alone throughout her troubled section and even broke down on the display. Now, after greater than 23 years, the exact same “Leave Britney Alone” video has fetched him greater than $41,000 (18.69 ether) within the type of an NFT (Non Fungible Token) at an public sale, as per a report by Business Insider.
The unique 2007 footage was reportedly auctioned off by the creator to an nameless purchaser. Crocker, who identifies himself as transgender, revealed in an interview with Business Insider that this transfer of his could also be misconstrued by lots of people. According to him, he felt like he “took a lot of hits – you know, literal hits” and wished to promote the video “as a way to reclaim the content and its significance after years of taking hits for the video”. He additionally claimed that he has not made any cash from the video after it was posted on YouTube.
Crocker says that he was curious in regards to the digital-media NFT area and with some assist, uploaded the unique video file as an NFT. Of the cash he’s acquired, he needs to first assist out his grandmother. In case of funds being left, he “would absolutely put that towards, like, me being able to become myself” and “live openly as a woman.”