The infamous woman behind the ‘overly attached girlfriend’ meme, aka Laina Morris, from the earlier years of the Internet has just sold an NFT of the image for a whopping $411,000!
You guys are INSANE. Thank you to everyone who bid and special thanks to @3fmusic 😳😭
Truly, you have no idea how this is going to change my life. I mean it. I am so incredibly thankful and also still just BLOWN AWAY.
So weird. So cool. Wtf.
Thank you, internet.
— Laina (@laina622) April 4, 2021
Back in 2012, Morris became a viral meme after a screenshot taken from a Justin Bieber fan video of her practically staring into the camera made the virtual rounds across the globe.
Nowadays, nearly a decade later, the meme is still used in jokes and has earned Morris a small fortune as a non-fungible token (NFT), which has recently been trending ever since the founder of Twitter sold his first Tweet as an NFT for charity.
Money aside, minting the Creepy Chan NFTs allowed me to authenticate & stake claim on my image. For years, they have circulated the internet without me ever having a say how they were used. I feel like I got to take my power back today. So thank you all again. It means a lot. ❤️
— allison harvard (@alliharvard) April 4, 2021
Morris sold the NFT version of the meme on Foundation, an app that allows people to buy and sell art. After posting it, Morris shared her amusement on Twitter as bids began to roll in.
The meme was officially sold on April 4 for 200 Ether, the equivalent of $411,000. Morris also clarified that by owning the authenticated Overly Attached Girlfriend NFT, they would be guaranteed to ‘never be alone again. Ever’.