Is the 'Will Smith Slap' NFT a new low for crypto?

An image of the OpenSea NFT Will Smith Slap Doa
(Image credit: Will Smith Slap Dao)

It took less than a day for an NFT to appear of the Will Smith slap against Chris Rock at this year's 94th Academy Awards ceremony. The Will Smith Slap DOA is on NFT marketplace OpenSea and has 721 owners, earning $45k in one day, and it feels like a new low point for meme NFTs.

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Ian Dean
Editor, Digital Arts & 3D

Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creativebloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and leading video game title Official PlayStation Magazine. In his early career he wrote for music and film magazines including Uncut and SFX. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on AI, digital art and video game art and tech, and more to Creative Bloq, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5. He's also a keen Cricut user and laser cutter fan, and is currently crafting on Glowforge and xTools M1.