It’s not quiet around the influencer and businessman Fynn Kliemann. The all-rounder only recently hit the headlines with a mask scandal.
As part of research by “ZDF Magazin Royale” by and with Jan Böhmermann, allegations were made that Kliemann deliberately withheld the country of production when producing protective masks in 2020.
It was also about the question of whether defective masks were donated to refugees. In the meantime, an investigation has been initiated against the influencer. Now there are renewed allegations against Kliemann – in a completely different profession.
Fynn Kliemann is not only known as a Youtuber, musician, author, DIY king and fashion producer, but also as an artist since March 2021. As the industry magazine “t3n” reported in March 2021, he was planning to auction 99 digital works of art at the time, which he wanted to offer for sale on an auction platform. These should be strictly limited, short pieces of music (jingles) that should be offered as so-called NFTs (“Non-Fungible Tokens”). The special thing about it: Such tokens are unique and guarantee the buyer the purchase of an absolutely unique item.
According to calculations by the ARD magazine “Kontraste”, the influencer generated a total of 215,000 euros with this campaign called “JingleBe”. However, almost a third of the sum is said to have been achieved because Kliemann did not comply with his own auction conditions.
The auction of all NFT jingles was supposed to end on March 7, 2021 at 8 p.m. According to the report, this was the auction condition on the auction platform. According to “Contrasts”, however, works of art are said to have been auctioned off after the official end of the auction.
The ARD magazine spoke to one of the interested parties at the time, who was presumably outbid again as the highest bidder for a piece of music – after the official end of the auction. The auction is said to have ended at 9 p.m. with an hour delay. After all, according to the interested party, the last amount should have exceeded his own original final bid by more than twice.
According to calculations by the “Contrasts” editorial team, Fynn Kliemann is said to have earned around 68,000 euros more because he exceeded the auction period and thus did not comply with his own auction conditions.
In response to an email from the bidder that says “Contrasts,” the influencer should respond with, “I’m really, really sorry. You’re absolutely right.” Several auction participants are said to have complained directly to Fynn Kliemann via Twitter. However, he is said to have replied that the remaining auction period of the bids should not have been displayed to him.
Kliemann’s lawyer, in turn, told the ARD magazine that the influencer had entered new territory with his art auction. A misunderstanding should have led to the excessive auction period. While Kliemann initially assumed that he could end all the auctions together at 8 p.m. sharp, the auction platform is said to have informed him that he had to end all the highest bids individually. The manual and manual confirmation of all highest bids should have led to the delays accordingly.