Armie Hammer’s disturbing alleged ‘cannibalism’ DMs to be sold as NFT art
An artist who accused Armie Hammer of sending her grisly sexual fantasies about cannibalism is selling the alleged messages as NFT art.
The unverified messages, she claims, see Hammer fantasising about extreme BDSM sexual behaviours, such as blood, violence, rape and cannibalism.
The claims against Hammer went viral earlier this year and opened the floodgates for various former romantic partners of his to come forward with their own gruesome accounts.
In March, LA police confirmed they were investigating Hammer as a suspect in an alleged rape. He has denied these allegations and all others.
Morrison’s two NFTs are titled Armie DM TMI NFT: Dibs on Ribs and Armie DM TMI NFT: Caligula Triptych and both consist of screen captures of the purported Instagram chat.
The first claims to detail a March 2020 interaction, Armie Hammer allegedly asked Morrison if she wanted to “live in a cage” to be his “good little pet, [his] own personal little slave”.
“I have a fantasy about having someone prove their love and devotion and tying them up in a public place at night and making their body free use,” the message reads.
“And seeing if they will f**k strangers for me.”
A second chain dated to August alleges to chow Hammer replying to an Instagram story about billionaires’ wealth swelling amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Eat the rich for real,” Morrison wrote.
“Dibs on the glute muscles and ribs for smoking,” Hammer, an heir to a vast oil fortune, hit back, according to the screen capture.
The messages will be sold on Foundation, an NFT art auction house.
“There’s not a single word that’s been exchanged that’s been deleted,” Morrison told the Daily Beast.
“These are authentic real exchanges and by creating artworks out of them and using the NFT process, I’m putting them on the blockchain forever and ever to cement them as a token of the times we are living in.”
Wait, what is an NFT?
If something is an NFT, that means it’s a unique, digital asset. It’s a “token” that represents an authentic version of a piece of digital media, like a song, an image or even a GIF.
How do we know it’s the real deal? That’s when a “blockchain” comes in.
Blockchain is a network that essentially acts as a bookkeeper – it keeps track of transactions and gives buyers proof of authenticity and ownership.
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So, while there might be countless copies of an image, if you have an NFT, that means you have the authentic one.
Think of it like the Mona Lisa. Yes, you might have a print you got from a museum gift shop hanging in your room, or maybe you gave a shot at painting your own replica of it.
You could also just punch “Mona Lisa” into Google and download it through your internet browser. Now you have your very own Mona_Lisa.jpeg.
But there’s only one authentic Mona Lisa, painted by Leonardo da Vinci himself and worth an estimated $850 million, hanging in the Lourve.
That’s kind of how an NFT works, but just all online instead. Every NFT has an owner and blockchain gives them a way to “verify” that it’s the real one.
PinkNews contacted representatives of Armie Hammer for comment.