The internet is disgusted by Meta’s virtual designer clothes

Tone-deaf, Meta? Never! The brand formerly known as Facebook has had its share of controversies over the years. Trying to distance itself from that was perhaps even partly why it changed its name. But it just doesn't seem to have learned its lesson. 

It's put out a tweet announcing the launch of its Avatar Store for Facebook, Instagram and Messenger, and the first products on sale will be virtual outfits from Prada, Balenciaga and Thom Browne. Yes, it seems Meta's contribution to helping people through the current cost of living crisis is to ensure that if you can no longer afford Prada in real life, at least you can dress up your avatar in designer threads in the metaverse. Suffice it to say, the internet has absolutely excoriated the idea (need to catch up on what's happening with web3? See, our What is the metaverse? guide). Indeed, people are almost as disgusted as they were with Mark Zuckerberg's VR face.

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.