It seems like it might take some convincing for Grimes if Mark Zuckerberg were ever to lead the Metaverse.
The singer, 34, expressed her disdain for the tech mogul’s plans to grow the company formerly known as Facebook into a metaverse pioneer.
In fact, she believes he is “wildly underqualified” to command the ship.
On Twitter Friday, the “Oblivion” hitmaker, who previously dated billionaire Elon Musk, slammed the Facebook founder’s Metaverse avatar.
“If Zuck ‘overlooks the Metaverse’ it’s dead, and people who care about art and culture build something else. This is also bad art”[ads1]; tweeted the singerwhose real name is Claire Boucher.
“The quality of this image alone speaks to how wildly underqualified he is to build alternate reality, literally every indie game looks better.”
Last week, Zuckerberg posted a photo of his Metaverse avatar on Facebook, but the response was far from what he had hoped for.
He went on to share another version of the avatar just days later.
“I know the photo I posted earlier this week was pretty basic – it was taken very quickly to celebrate a launch,” he wrote. “The graphics in Horizon are capable of much more – even on a headset – and Horizon is improving very quickly.”
Zuckerberg directed a company-wide shift toward the metaverse last fall — going so far as to rebrand Facebook’s corporate name to Meta — as the embattled social media platform grapples with a series of scandals over business practices and internal policies.