AP Under Backlash For Auction Of An NFT Of Refugees Floating In A Boat On Mediterranean Sea
These days many are trying to enter the NFT market and rake in some profits. But, at times, the unchecked and callous decision can bring in a lot of bad attention.
The associated press has recently come under the radar of many both domestically and internationally.
The problem started when AP's official Twitter handle posted a video of a migrant crammed boat floating in the sea as a possible NFT for auction.
The video in question is taken by
, who is a Brazilian photojournalist. The picture showed the ill fate of the refugees floating in the Mediterranean Sea.
As soon as the picture hit Twitter, there was severe backlash faced by the 175-year-old press agency.
Many Twitterati's mentioned how it was totally insensitive of the agency to auction a picture that was so sensitive.
Migrants and refugees are still a very kid-glove topic, and auctioning a picture like this for profit at an NFT marketplace did not sit well.
It is highly controversial and certainly puts the agency in a bad light on the general public.
However, after the backlash and tweets that flooded the social media platform, AP took down the tweet immediately.
However, this had already raised some serious questions about the leadership and reviewing committee of the NFT marketplace by AP.