Chris Crocker funding transition through $41K sale of ‘Leave Britney Alone’ video NFT
Chris Crocker, the creator of the viral “Leave Britney Alone” video, has sold the iconic piece of internet lore as an NFT partially to fund their transition.
I’ve always been scared to do the baby steps very slowly … if I can’t afford the full [transition], my safety is really going to be a concern.
In an auction that closed Monday night, Crocker fetched 18.69 ether, the equivalent of more than $41,000, for the original clip of their plea that the paparazzi let pop star Britney Spears be. Speaking to Business Insider, Crocker explained that the proceeds from the sale will go towards taking care of their grandmother in addition to funding their gender-affirming care.
Crocker, who identifies as transgender, spoke at length about