Yes, Stephanie Matto is the ex-reality star that started selling her farts in a jar to her “loyal” fans and ended up in the emergency room for overdoing it. She says that she earned more than 200.000 dollars that way, and now found out an easier way to deliver the “farts” to her fans. And yes she made NFTs.
Stephanie announced the sale of her non-fungible works of (f)art, and made the fuss at the beginning of 2022. She is collaborating with Darren Lamb of Full House NFT Studio.
Matto says a lot of people have questioned the authenticity of her story. She points to an Insider piece in which one of her clients is interviewed as evidence of proof — though it doesn’t mention the timing of events.
Twitter user @interlunations, who first spotted disparities in the reporting around Matto’s NFT project, is still convinced it’s bogus. “Based on the evidence that the NFT launch was planned well in advance, that it was minted the day before the hospitalization story and that [journalists] used a three-year-old photo to show the influencer as ‘hospitalized,’ it calls into question whether this was really a story at all — or just a made-up PR stunt to promote sales of a newly minted NFT project,” says @interlunations, who declined to be named in this story, citing their prior critiques of crypto projects that caused them issues.
As for the people behind the Fart Jars NFTs? “The plan is to just stay consistent with it, show people the project is legit,” Lamb says. “Once people get over the shock factor, then they will come.” Meanwhile, Matto is taking it all in stride: “I try not to sweat too much the criticism and the discourse that I might be getting online.”