- Tron Founder, Justin Sun is known for his marketing stints whether it’s lunch with Buffet or Rivalry with Ethereum.
- Justin Sun is now criticised for using the tragic incidents like coronavirus and Kobe Bryant’s death to promote his currency and upcoming niTRon summit.
Once again, Justin Sun, founder TRON is caught in the public eye, and this time he was criticized for promoting “TRX”, utilizing human tragedies. Recently Justin tweeted a tweet from in which he mentioned his desire to help the victim of china suffering from fatal coronavirus. Some provisions are recently also sent by the Justin team for helping the victims in china.
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 28, 2020
Justin also mentions in his tweet “TRON is on the way “indicating that the provision is going to be provided by the TRON organization for the victims of deadly coronavirus in china.
U are the virus pic.twitter.com/gBxLnD0fBC
— wolfofethereum.eth (@LUKACACIC) January 29, 2020
Justin Sun on Kobe Bryant’s Death
Days back, Justin also criticized for dedicating his next TRON summit in the name of the legendary basketball player “Kobe Bryant” as we are all aware that Kobe died a few days back in a terrible helicopter crash along with his daughter.
Kobe, was great to have met you in niTROn 2019. Mtg you was one of my life's greatest honor & privilege, I'll forever remember us on stage discussing the future of blockchain. We'll have a moment of silence in your honor during niTROn 2020. R.I.P. pic.twitter.com/oMqU9ZpkKh
— Justin Sun (@justinsuntron) January 26, 2020
Justin also mentioned Kobe in his tweet and said: it was great to meet Kobe at Nitron 2019; you were one of the kindest names in my life. I am always going to remember that how you and I discussed the future of blockchain in niTROn 2019, and this time we will go to spend a minute of silence in honor of you at niTROn 2020. This tweet also received bad feedback and a bit of adverse reaction for using the human tragedies, to promote and gain attraction for TRON summit “niTROn 2020”.
Come on @justinsuntron this is a terrible post.
You should honour meeting him & not using it as PR with blockchain.#toosoon
— The Cryptocurrency (@TCryptoCurrency) January 27, 2020
A twitter user replied to Justin’s tweet “one thing you should know Justin, using Kobes death as a marketing play speaks of your bad manners”. Also, many users noted a wrong response criticizing Justin sun for using Kobe for the promotion of their niTROn 2020.
Could have been without this tweet that mentions blockchain and nitron twice. I comes out as a bit of a commercial, which is unfortunate and likely also deliberate. A simple "RIP to Kobe Bryant. Our thoughts goes to his family. It was an honor meeting you" would have been better
— Peter Møller Hansen (@Ebbeneser) January 26, 2020
One user also mentioned that it is not always necessary to use the acquaintance with Kobe Bryant “as PR for the blockchain.” One even said “the words in the tweet would be sincere if the blockchain and niTROn were not mentioned in the tweet twice. Form the user perspective it looks like a bad commercial, probably also deliberate”. Not all the users criticized, some users also consider Justin tweet as respectful.