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Malaysian singer Namewee unveils NFTs to stand against world order

Malaysian singer Namewee unveils NFTs to stand against world order

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Malaysian singer and songwriter, Namewee who recently caused controversy with his latest song, Fragile (玻璃心) has created his own NFTs. According to the artist in his latest YouTube video, "Using NFTs to Fight the World", the idea of opening an NFT account was "to counter the intermediaries" and secure ownerships of items such as art. What stood out to Namewee (pictured) in NFT, was how the content was safe from censorship, where no authority, including himself, had any right to the content sold once someone owns it. 



In conjunction with the theme of using NFT as a stand against the world order, the artist took 20 pictures of him making rude gestures at banking cooperations and commercial enterprises. These pictures were then uploaded on his NFT channel and were sold out within three hours. In a Facebook post, the singer also addressed the issue of NFT and said he was selling his "own hard-to-work work for a good price”. As for the individuals who possess the ability to hype these works to make ten times more money, Namewee adds that this was their ability and not his. 

The singer then took to release 100 copies of the song, Fragile (玻璃心) on the NFT marketplace, OpenSea. He also addressed the controversies following his song, Fragile (玻璃心), and said that he was not making "revenge" from China, and has explained multiple times that he does not hate that country. "Most of the buyers are mostly from China, do you think they'll be that short?" he said in the post. Despite being a millionaire in virtual currency, Namewee said he will not be converting it into cash. In his point of view, he does not need to cash it out, as he believes that "the world of the future is traded in virtual currency". 

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The song Fragile (玻璃心) was released on 15 October.  According to The Global Times, some considered the song to hold insults against the Chinese people while in the music video a panda is seen dancing in the background of an incredibly pink-themed set. The article in The Global Times also said that these symbols are considered by some to be targeted at China and the term "Little Pink" was aimed at youngsters fueled with patriotism for China. The term has been used by the media to describe these youths, according to the article. 

Meanwhile, the video caption reads at the start: "Please be cautious if you are fragile pink”. Netizens also took offence to the singers’ mention of “dogs, cats, bats and civets" while the video showed the panda cooking a pot of bat soup. While Namewee's management company has apparently explained the song as one which "just wants to express love for small animals", netizens have scoffed at the idea of this being the actual trust.

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