Viral ‘Friendship Ended With Mudasir’ meme sold for $ 51,000 at online auction – Pakistan

“The friendship ended with Mudasir,” one of the most viral memes to come out of Pakistan, was auctioned on an online platform of a Lahore and London-based startup Alter for 20 Ethereum tokens – equivalent to $ 51,776 based on their current market price.

Originally a graphic photoshopped by a Gujranwala man named Muhammad Asif Raza Rana in 2015, the Facebook post caught fire and grabbed the global limelight before becoming an all-time great meme.

The post said that Rana had found a new best friend for Salman Ahmad Naqash and had taken the title away from Mudasir Ismail Ahmad, who had been Rana’s best friend until then. The reasons given for the change were alleged selfishness, excessive pride and the attitude of the former best friend.

“Those who show me (sic) attitude, I keep them under my feet”, warned Rana in legend.

The ad-turned-meme has now been auctioned off on Foundation, the world’s largest platform for NFT listings, said Zain Naqvi, co-founder of Alter Digital SAMAA.

“It’s a life changing moment for creators,” Naqvi said, explaining that the proceeds from the auction will be shared by the Foundation, Alter and Rana, with the latter getting the largest share.

Despite the public demotion of Mudasir by Rana in the pecking order, his direct on Facebook after the auction showed they were still friends all these years and such a public falling out later. “We are all together and we also meet sometimes,” he said.

Regarding the auction itself, he said: “I am very very grateful to all the bidders who put the big bids on our Friendship Ended post.”

Meanwhile, the post now has 47,000 likes, 27,000 comments and 56,000 shares.

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