Viral ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ video to bow out from YouTube

Viral ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ video to bow out from YouTube

The viral video is being auctioned off as a NFT later this month before being deleted from the internet.

Charlie Bit My Finger

It became one of the very first videos to go viral on YouTube and after 13 years, the legendary ‘Charlie Bit My Finger’ video is getting ready to bow out as plans for its YouTube removal are in place.

Sharing the news in a statement, the Davis-Carr family says that to mark the clip’s 14th anniversary, whoever wins the auction will be the sole owner of the clip, as well as being offered the chance to recreate the video with the original stars.

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"Seen by over 880 million people, Charlie Bit My Finger is the most-viewed viral video of all time. The beloved clip has become a household name and holds a special place in the hearts of many,” the family says.

"Now, the iconic video will be removed from YouTube and one person will have the opportunity to own it in its new form as a 1/1 NFT, memorializing them in internet history forever,” the statement continues. “The NFT winner will also get the opportunity to create their own parody of the video featuring the original stars, Harry and Charlie."

The popular video sees Harry (aged three at the time) and Charlie (aged one) playing around together before Charlie bit his older brother’s finger. The adorable clip quickly shot to fame around the world and made headlines as one of the first videos to ever go viral.

"Susan Boyle has never had the hits we have had,” the boys’ mother Shelley said in an interview with The Times back in 2009. "The video got on to a college networking site in the U.S. and from there it went viral. I think the British accents have helped make it so globally viewed."

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Now, preparations are being put in place for the upcoming NFT auction. LadBible explains that NFT's - or non-fungible tokens - are digital assets that are unique and can't be exchanged. They hold value as a crypto token and are currently getting a lot of attention as celebrities and other public figures get in on the action.


Over the past few months, other personalities have cashed in on NFTs. Twitter creator Jack Dorsey sold the first ever tweet in an NFT auction and Danielle Bregoli, known professionally as Bhad Bhabie, auctioned off 20 NFTs to mark her 18th birthday.

The singer, who became famous as the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl, sold original works based on the famous meme, her music, and her rise to viral stardom, as well as other items in her auction.

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