‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ Video To Be Removed From YouTube Soon After Being Sold As NFT
Ahh the 2000s, the era of Britney Spears, the birth of YouTube, and who can forget the iconic video of baby Charlie biting his brother’s finger. Sadly, it may be the end of an era because everyone’s favourite home video on the internet is going to disappear from YouTube soon, after the clip was sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) last weekend.
The clip was listed for auction by the Davies-Carr family, who quickly received bids on their auction page throughout the weekend. But the price only started to increase dramatically in the auction’s final hours on Sunday, when two anonymous accounts were going neck-to-neck in the bidding battle.
In the end, user “3fmusic” managed to outbid “mememaster” with a winning bid of $760,999 (RM3.15 million). According to the auction page, the new owner of the video clip will also get to “recreate a hilarious modern-day rendition of the classic clip” that will feature “the original stars, Harry and Charlie”.
The popular video was first uploaded to YouTube by Harry and Charlie’s dad, Howard in 2007 as a way to share the clip with the children’s godparents in America. It quickly went viral thanks to the hilarious exchange between older brother Harry and toddler Charlie, who are now aged 17 and 15 respectively.
The video, which has over 880 million views on YouTube, was due to be removed from the platform on 23 May, but it’s still available right now under the unlisted category. You know what this means? It’s time for a trip down memory lane to revisit Charlie and his brother!