Voice Actor Troy Baker, known for voicing characters such as Pagan Min in Far Cry 6 and Joel from The Last of Us Part II, is receiving backlash after promoting a voice NFT. The tweet in question has almost 13 thousand quote retweets at the time of writing, and 12 thousand replies. Most of which are violent reactions to Baker's statement of “you can hate, or you can create”. The whole tweet reads:
I’m partnering with
to explore ways where together we might bring new tools to new creators to make new things, and allow everyone a chance to own & invest in the IP’s they create. We all have a story to tell. You can hate. Or you can create. What’ll it be?
The reactions from fans included statements pointing out his condescending tone and a general sentiment of disappointment. Fellow voice actors also responded, also with disagreement.
A few hours later, Baker issued an apology in the form of a Twitter thread. In it, he says he's “just a storyteller out here trying to tell my story to whoever will hear.” The voice actor also apologized for “the hate/create part” saying it might have been “too antagonistic.”. In the end, he called it a “bad attempt to bring levity” and says “sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.”
The voice NFT in question, identifying themselves as Voiceverse NFT, have also been in hot water after using another creator's platform without proper credit.
Hey @fifteenai we are extremely sorry about this. The voice was indeed taken from your platform, which our marketing team used without giving proper credit. Chubbiverse team has no knowledge of this. We will make sure this never happens again.
— Voiceverse 🗣 (@TheVoiceverse) January 14, 2022
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