A promotional image of an Astronaut used by GameStop to advertise its NFT marketplace. The astronaut figure was used in an NFT that also evoked a famous photo from 9/11.

It was thought that it could make them a quick buck. A photo of a man jumping from the North Tower of the World Trade Center as it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2001 was evoked by a person selling a non-fungible token.

The image was picked up on the hubbub by the website Web3is GoingJust Great. The NFT titled "Falling Man" was put up for sale by Jules. Richard Drew's photo The Falling Man is similar to the marketplace's mascot. The price of the NFT dropped from.65 ETH to.029 ETH after 25 mints.

According to a preserved version of the site, the NFT was created on July 12. The cut from each sale is 2%.

According to messages posted online, GameStop said Jules was having their minting ability removed and that the NFT was being removed completely. The NFT was purchased by at least eight people. Those who bought the NFT can transfer it to another wallet, but they won't be able to sell it.

The NFT space was entered by GameStop back in May. According to the company's support page, users are required to become "approved" before they can mint an NFT on the platform, though there is no data on whether the company reviews any of its NFTs for violating its rules. Earlier this year, OpenSea started employing real humans with real eyes in order to crack down on fakes on the platform.

Many people have pointed out that Open Sea allows many of these gross and copyrighted NFTs. There is a listing for an NFT of the actual The Falling Man photograph. Another one is inspired by the photo. People have tried to make money off of mass terror events before. A French doctor was accused of trying to sell x-rays of a 2015 terror attack victim as an NFT.

Richard Drew, the original photographer of The Falling Man, said in an interview that he was in Bryant Park when the first plane hit the North Tower. He was horrified by what he saw as he took pictures of the explosion. The families of the people killed in the 2001 terror attack have been affected by the continued reaction to the photo.

Molly White of the Web3 wrote that an image of the "Falling Man" NFT was showing up in search results when looking for a store.

GameStop had seen rapid growth in its NFT marketplace for the first few days it was open. The rush is coming to an end. Based on sales numbers, Ars Technica reported last week that trading seems to be declining far below what was projected.