The ‘Overly Attached Girlfriend’ meme NFT was recently sold on the app called foundation for a whopping $411,000.
Over the years, memes have converted into serious business. We have so many examples of memes going crazy viral within a few hours. One such meme that came forward a few years ago was the ‘overly attached girlfriend’.
The woman in the meme, Laina Morris, became a viral meme back in June 2012 after a screenshot taken from a Justin Bieber fan video, featuring her staring into the camera. Social media users around the world went crazy coming up with all sorts of stuff.
Even today, the meme is often used in jokes around the ‘overly attached girlfriend’ theme.
Almost after a decade of going viral, the meme has earned Morris a good amount of money. Recently she listed the NFT of the meme for auction. On April 2, Morris announced that she had put a non-fungible token (NFT) version of the meme up for sale on Foundation, an app that allows people to buy and sell art. She also posted on Twitter to announce that if anyone is willing to buy the meme, they can.
To her and our surprise, over the upcoming days, a huge number of bids rolled in. She documented that on Twitter as well. She wrote,
“Y’all really gonna make me get emotional about this aren’t you wtf thank you.”
Just two days after she posted the NFT, the meme sold to multimedia company 3F Music for 200 Ether, a cryptocurrency. This is the equivalent of $411,000.
Post the sale, Morris said on Twitter,
“You guys are INSANE. Thank you to everyone who bid and special thanks to @3fmusic. Truly, you have no idea how this is going to change my life. I mean it. I am so incredibly thankful and also still just BLOWN AWAY. So weird. So cool. Wtf. Thank you, internet.”
You guys are INSANE. Thank you to everyone who bid and special thanks to @3fmusic 😳😭— Laina (@laina622) April 4, 2021
Truly, you have no idea how this is going to change my life. I mean it. I am so incredibly thankful and also still just BLOWN AWAY.
So weird. So cool. Wtf.
Thank you, internet.
In her listing on Foundation, Morris told prospective buyers that by owning the authenticated Overly Attached Girlfriend NFT, they would be guaranteed to ‘never be alone again. Ever.’
My name is Laina, and I am the (creepy) face behind the meme.
This is not the first time a company has bought an NFT of a viral meme. Last month, 3f Music also bought an NFT of ‘Bad Luck Brian’ although for a more modest figure of $36,000. As per Decrypt, the company also owns NFTs for Creepy Chan, a meme that surfaced in 2005. It bought Creepy Chan I for $72,000 while Creepy Chan II sold for $82,000.
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