Kevin O’Leary Says He’s Not Worried About Blowback From FTX

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  • Kevin O’Leary says he’s not worried about the blowback from FTX’s collapse.
  • Mr. Wonderful was responding to a Twitter user who claimed that the FTX debacle put him in the hot seat.
  • The shark tank host came under fire last year for defending Sam Bankman-Fried, after FTX bankruptcy.

Popular Shark Tank host Kevin O’Leary is not too bothered about the consequences of his relationship with Sam Bankman-Fried and his bankrupt crypto exchange FTX. O’Leary, also known as Mr. Wonderful, recently tweeted that he was not worried about the blowback from FTX’s collapse because he “deal(s) in reality.”

Mr. Wonderful’s tweet was in response to a Twitter user’s reply to a controversial video of the Shark Tank host that has been making rounds recently. The video was in reference to a previous tweet by O’Leary which recommended prioritizing business endeavors ahead of personal relationships with family members in the pursuit of success and freedom.

Several Twitter users criticized the Shark Tank host’s comments and described it as a glorification of a toxic hustle culture. Interestingly, a lot of the criticism came from crypto influencers and other users who were visibly involved with the crypto space. O’Leary became quite popular among crypto circles over the past few months.

One of the users highlighted that the amount of criticism that Kevin O’Leary’s comments attracted, may have something to do with his relationship with FTX as a spokesperson. “I think the FTX thing really put you in the hotseat with a lot of people that just see your exterior,” the user claimed.

Kevin O’Leary came under fire from the crypto community last year for defending FTX and Sam Bankman-Fried. The Shark Tank star was paid nearly $15 million to act as a spokesperson for the bankrupt crypto exchange. O’Leary reportedly had more than $1 million of FTX equity, which he claims was lost, along with the $9.7 million out of his FTX deal that he had poured into crypto.

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