Everybody has opinions about this NFT of Elon Musk dressed up as David Bowie, but this one is gonna need some extra antiseptic ointment.
Let’s establish some context first, though. Debuted last week by Twitter user and freelance artist e_turgeneva, this, uh, unique Ziggy Starmusk “tribute” was inevitably controversial, because NFTs are controversial, and Elon Musk is controversial, and also because that’s not even Ziggy Stardust Bowie, it’s Aladdin Sane Bowie so that’s controversial too.
What’s the link between Elon Musk and David Bowie, anyway? Besides that time SpaceX launched a Tesla Roadster into space with a mannequin named “Starman” (it’s a Bowie song) and Space Oddity (it’s also a Bowie song) playing on a loop, I mean. Or – oooooh, I know – that other time Bowie starred in Christopher Nolan’s 2006 movie The Prestige as the actual Nikolai Tesla. I remember that!