The massive failure of a fake money (a.k.a. “crypto”) pyramid scheme last week has now led to a class action lawsuit against celebrities who appeared in a Super Bowl television commercial for said pyramid scheme. The only thing funnier than the suit (Larry David being a defendant in a crypto lawsuit is an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm waiting to happen) is how funny it is that anyone ever fell for this scam in the first place. Via Deadline:
“I’m never wrong about this stuff, never,” said a dismissive and scoffing Larry David earlier this year in that now infamous Super Bowl ad for investing in cryptocurrency exchange FTX.
Along with the likes of Tom Brady, Gisele Bundchen, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, Shaquille O’Neal, and Naomi Osaka, David is now a defendant in a class action suit against the now hollowed out FTX and its ex-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
“In addition to the conduct of Defendant Sam Bankman-Fried, as described in this Complaint, some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment have either invested in FTX or been brand ambassadors for the company,” says the jury trial seeking complaint filed in federal court in Florida today by Edwin Garrison on behalf of all the “American consumers” who “collectively sustained over $11 billion dollars in damages” from FTX’s recent crash.
On the one hand, it’s fun to see wealthy celebrities being sued, but on the other hand, did the people who were conned by FTX really think that buying Monopoly money with real money would somehow make the Monopoly money magically become real? I know most people are stupid, but who could be this fucking dumb? (Americans, I know.) The ad, ICYMI: