- Former New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has said he may try to cash in on his downfall in the form of NFTs
- Weiner told the New York Times he may sell texts, tweets, documents, and more as NFTs
- He may look more formally into “political collectibles”
Anthony Weiner, the one-time New York mayoral candidate whose career fell apart after multiple sexting scandals, has said that he is considering “cashing in” on the experience by selling the texts, and other paraphernalia connected to his career and downfall, as NFTs. Weiner was caught out in 2011 and again in 2013 sending explicit messages to women, and has told the New York Times that he is considering making the most of his ‘celebrity status’ by turning some of the items associated with him and his downfall, from tweets to search warrants, into NFTs.
How to Turn Sexting Scandals to NFTs
Weiner’s downfall began in 2011 after he posted a link to explicit photos of himself to a woman on Twitter by accident. After resigning from Congress he managed to reinvent himself and was in the process of running for New York Mayor in 2013 when another sexting scandal erupted and ended his political campaign for good, landing him in prison in the process.
Having seemingly moved on from those lows, Weiner is now considering “cashing in” on his downfall by turning some of the documentation into NFTs. These include the 2011 tweet that lit the fuse on his downfall, the search warrant for his laptop which ultimately led to the FBI investigating Hilary Clinton in 2016, a check from Donald Trump, and more.
Weiner Could Start “Political Collectibles” Trend
Weiner added that this could be part of a new subcategory of the burgeoning NFT market, saying that he might “create a new category that lets people buy and sell political collectibles as a form of political fund-raising and contributing.”
Given that physical political memorabilia is just as popular as any other kind of category of collectible out there, there’s no reason to think why that wouldn’t transfer to the digital realm.