Marques Brownlee, a popular Youtube influencer, told his 13.6 million subscribers that representatives allegedly offered him a deal to promote Tron. They required him to publish a tweet about TRX.
Brownlee claimed that Tron’s representatives sent an email that stated how other celebrities had endorsed Tron in the past for their Twitter campaign. In a Youtube video, Brownlee showed the email in question that also included names of four celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Ne-Yo, Lil Yatchy and Amanda Cerny.
Interestingly, Lohan, Ne-Yo, Lil Yatchy, and Cerny published tweets that appeared to be shilling Tron’s native token TRX, last week.
Brownlee claimed that Tron would even compensate him for the promotion and sent him another email that read:
We need not make it look like a “sponsored tweet”— Marques can openly make a remark on what he thinks of Tron in a tweet and post it.
According to Brownlee, the alleged “promotion campaign” was “so insincere” and “so tryhard.”
Meanwhile, CEO of Tron Foundation, Justin Sun denied such allegations and dubbed the claims as rumors. He stated that his company “is not involved in these activities,” nor is the Tron Foundation “aware of the actors” behind the alleged promotion campaign.
There have been rumors lately of third party celebrities being paid to promote #TRON. #TRON Foundation is not involved in these activities. Nor is the foundation aware of the actors behind this.
— Justin Sun🌞 (@justinsuntron) February 16, 2021
According to Justin Sun, “transparency is key” and that if any celebrities are paid to promote TRON, they are required to disclose the promotion.
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