Color Star CEO releases harsh statement on failed 76ers partnership, media coverage
In a surprise twist, CEO of former 76ers partner Color Star Sir Lucas Capetian has finally spoken publicly. Well, all he did was send an email, but that’s the most we’ve heard from this elusive individual outside of his fallacy-ridden LinkedIn page.
If you somehow haven’t heard of Color Star – here’s a quick rundown:
- It’s a metaverse company based in China
- A spokesperson had to clarify their CEO exists (of which I’m still not officially convinced)
- It produced and distributed ready-to-mix concrete
- The agreement was terminated due to promises fans could meet Sixers players in the metaverse
And that’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Defector Media did a great job digging up a ton on the company, and you should check it out, but we at The Liberty Line have been chronicling our thoughts as well from when the Sixers announced the partnership until now. You can find our Color Star series here.
Now that I’ve set the scene, here is what very real CEO Sir Lucas Capetian had to say in an email to Defector’s Dan McQuade.
You know what? I can’t fault Lucas here. Even if he’s a robot built and controlled by the Chinese government, he’s just out there trying to make a living like everybody else. Meanwhile, he’s got McQuade and me – two reporters of equal importance – dragging him and his company on the internet for all to see.
That’s a big reason why I extended an invitation to Capetian to partner Color Star with The Liberty Line. Some may see a fake person running a fake metaverse company that duped the Sixers. I see a former concrete baron trying to pivot to new, exciting technologies.
Instead of rejecting and jeering Color Star and their potentially holographic board of directors, we should embrace them. We need to reach across the Pacific and see what we can do to enter the future of metaverse entertainment together.
Lucas, buddy. I don’t want your relationship with Philadelphia to go the way of Ben Simmons. Come work with us here at TLL. Let’s make media history.
Here’s my first mockup for promotional materials:
Mandatory Credit: Defector