Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea Responds To Fans’ Criticism For Releasing NFTs

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea recently posted a tweet to respond to fans’ criticism about releasing NFTs. As it seems, the bassist wasn’t aware of the negative aspects of NFTs.

An NFT, or a non-fungible token, is a unique digital asset representing proof of ownership of real-world items like photos, videos, audio, or other types of digital files through blockchain technology. Although they have benefits, NFTs have also negatively affected the environment due to their energy cost and carbon footprint.

As you may know, the RHCP bassist Flea also has an acting career. Since 1984, he has appeared in over 20 films, such as My Own Private Idaho, where he played a minor role as the character Budd. Recently, he decided to put a video featuring his comments on the film titled ‘Me On MOPI’ up for sale on Foundation as an NFT.

Following that, Flea posted a tweet announcing the sale. Upon seeing that the video is on sale for 1.333 Etherium, fans began tweeting about their concerns about his decision. One fan tweeted that they are really disappointed, while another said NFTs severely damage the environment.

After seeing that his fans criticize him, Flea posted a tweet in which he revealed that he doesn’t know NFTs very well. He then stated he did this to raise money for a friend’s foundation. The bassist then asked fans why they considered it a wrong decision and asked them to send him an article on the issue.

Flea’s tweet announcing the sale read:

“I just listed ‘Me on MOPI’ for sale on Foundation!”

One of his fans then tweeted:

“Very disappointed, Flea. Rethink this.

Another one said:

“Flea, NFTs are really damaging to the environment!”

Following that, Flea responded to their criticism by saying:

“I don’t know much about the NFTs. I did it to raise money for my friend’s foundation. Why is it bad? If some can send me an article or research to explain, that’s cool.”

You can check out the tweets below.