That Fyre Fest Cheese Sandwich Tweet Is Being Auctioned Off as an NFT
DeHaas is hoping to bank $80,000 USD for the original image of the Fyre Fest cheese sandwich, and is offering up the ownership of copyright as well.
"A few weeks ago I saw Jack Dorsey, auctioning off the first tweet ever and at the time it was like $2.25 million," DeHaas told Axios.
"Instantly I thought of my viral tweet from Fyre festival," he added. "Now a few weeks before the four year anniversary of the festival (4/28) I'm selling the most iconic cheese sandwich on the blockchain along with the ownership of copyright."
The 30-year-old is trying to raise enough money to cover his dialysis treatment expenses and eventual kidney transplant. According to a GoFundMe, DeHaas only has 10 percent function left in his kidneys and is seeking "an altruistic kidney donor to save [his] life."
See the original tweet below, as well as DeHaas' announcement.
Just to clarify a few things:@jarule is not selling the cheese sandwich NFT. I am. @flipkickio which Ja is a partner in, and myself have teamed up to sell the NFT. I do understand why the media is phrasing it as if Ja is selling the NFT but that's not telling the full story.— Trevor DeHaas (@trev4president) April 7, 2021
Lastly the proceeds of this sale will be going towards a good cause: my medical expenses for daily dialysis and my pending kidney transplant.— Trevor DeHaas (@trev4president) April 7, 2021
If you don't want to bid on the NFT but still want to help out here's a @gofundme for my medical expenses:https://t.co/tbKqLEUBCh