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Remember ‘Side-Eyeing Chloe’? She Is Selling Her Iconic Meme As NFT



Meme-ing is no funny business! Especially when you get turned into a meme and become an overnight internet sensation because you were caught in a moment of hilarious relatability. That and your face would have travelled the bylanes of Twitter, Tumblr what have you! Having said that, if you can put up with the awkward embarrassment of having your face/image used by random strangers online as a meme, you stand to make lots and lots of money from it. Yeah, they are called NFTs!

Remember the Disaster Girl meme, where a child looked deviously at her father’s camera in front of a burning house? Yeah she did the same and sold her viral image for $500,000. Which is approximately INR 3,68,52,750. If you still don’t understand what an NFT is, just like me, know that it stands for non-fungible tokens. It “provides a digital certificate of ownership for the piece, but bears no copyright. Therefore the winner of the auction will own the digital token representing the meme, but not the meme itself.” See, that sounds doable?

SEE ALSO: Disaster Girl’ Meme NFT Sells For $500,000 At Auction

Because following suit and tapping into her popularity is ‘side-eyeing Chloe’!

If you’ve spent a considerable time on the internet, you have probably seen the viral image of a small girl looking unimpressed, giving a–no points for guessing–a side-eye. Reportedly, it was reserved for her mom when she surprised her and her sister with a surprise trip to Disneyland back in 2013. The video was shared by the mother online and the internet just did its thing! FYI, the video has been watched more than 20 million times, while the image of Chloe’s reaction became an internet sensation.

So, now Chloe who is 10-years-old is auctioning off her viral meme/image as a non-fungible token (NFT) with its bidding starting at 5 Ethereum, a form of cryptocurrency which is valued at $15,000 or INR 11,06,767. Opening up about the whole incident, Chloe’s mother, Katie Clem told BBC, “I opened up Tumblr and there were just pages and pages of Chloe’s face. It was very weird, very overwhelming. I had my family, friends sending me these memes – till this day they still send me the memes of Chloe they see on the internet.”

When asked about the decision to sell it as an NFT, the mom of two called it a “no-brainer”. “It’s a cool opportunity, especially if there’s a Chloe fan out there who loves this meme they’ll be able to own it. Even Chloe has said ‘that’s pretty cool’ – it’s a typical 10-year-old thing to say.” She also added, “Chloe is like, ‘I’d like to buy a horse, I’d like to build a Walt Disney World,’ but I’d just like to put her through college. We’ve been able to travel to Brazil and do all these amazing things. (But) at the end of the day I’m just a stay at home mom with my girls.”

Okay, these are not the only two examples of the outrageous NFT auction sales trend and they surely won’t be the last!

SEE ALSO: Classic Memes That Have Sold As NFTs!





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