The iconic ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ video – that has accumulated over 880,000 million views – is set to be removed from YouTube forever.
The Davis-Carr family is selling the viral clip at an auction and the winner will get to remake the scene with the original stars.
In an official statement, the family wrote: “Seen by over 880 million people, Charlie Bit My Finger is the most-viewed viral video of all time.
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“The beloved clip has become a household name and holds a special place in the hearts of many.
“Now, the iconic video will be removed from YouTube and one person will have the opportunity to own it in its new form as a 1/1 NFT, memorializing them in internet history forever.
“The NFT winner will also get the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, Harry and Charlie.”
Reflecting on the clip’s success, Harry and Charlie’s mum, Shelley, boasted to The Times about how they’d become more of a hit than Britain’s Got Talent singer Susan Boyle.
In the 2009 interview, Shelley stated: “Susan Boyle has never had the hits we have had.
“The video got on to a college networking site in the U.S. and from there it went viral. I think the British accents have helped make it so globally viewed.”
The clip is now being sold as a NFT – non-fungible token – which means it’s a digital asset that is unique and can’t be exchanged.
However, not everyone thinks deleting the clip and auctioning it off is the best idea.
One person asked: “Why would you pay that much for something I can see on the internet whenever I like?”
Another added: “Why would you remove so a good video?”
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