Matt Hancock is back and he has a new metaverse avatar with him.
Disgraced former health secretary Matt Hancock is continuing his march to become the master of the metaverse by unveiling a bizarre avatar. Since the West Suffolk MP was defenestratad from his old job on the back of a salacious extramarital scandal, Hancock has embarked on a tour to establish himself as a kind of tech community spokesman. Hancock has appeared on the Diary of a CEO podcast and urged Parliament to make the UK a hot bed for cryptocurrency and metaverse innovation.
Now he has become the first UK MP to have his own personalised avatar. However, if Hancock hoped the avatar would cement his new reputation as King Tech, he is in for a disappointment. The avatar has been absolutely panned online. One Twitter user compared him to Judge Rinder, the star of a British arbitration-based reality court show. Another simply commented that the avatar had given the former health minister a “very generous hairline”. A third said: “You can be literally anything you want in the metaverse, so why on earth would Matt Hancock still choose to be Matt Hancock?” Full story here