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Anonymous Accuses Yuga Labs & BAYC of Racist Symbolism

05/12/2022
07/12/2022
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03/03/2023
The Crypto Times

The hacktivist group Anonymous has saved essentially the most profitable NFT venture, Bored Apes Yacht Club powered by Yuga Labs, on the radar for allegedly utilizing racist, fascistic, and even pedophilia-related symbolism of their digital artwork, which they’ve now addressed in a video.

The group has made allegations that BAYC NFTs “are infected with not one or two but with dozens of examples of esoteric symbolism and dog whistles reflecting nazism, racism, simianization, and pedophilia support.”

According to the group’s assertion, it was vital to evaluate all angles “before publicly citing our take on the allegations” because it reviewed numerous paperwork and interviewed a number of key figures.

So, it will possibly affirm “beyond a shadow of a doubt” that the BAYC and Yuga Labs are responsible of concealing these esoteric symbols. It additionally warned in opposition to lowering its accusations to “conspiracy theory”, saying that those that achieve this are “simply ignorant”, “not versed” or “at a financial conflict of interest”.

In the video, Anonymous addresses holders, BAYC and Yuga Labs’ Investors, Partners, and High Profile Enthusiasts, in addition to Yuga Labs itself.

It asks the NFT holders, “Why are you just standing around not saying anything?” and urges them to take motion and search retribution.

Ryder Ripps, a conceptual artist, had raised an identical problem in early August concerning the unusual similarities between BAYC pictures and Nazi iconography.

Anonymous said that for the remainder of the 12 months and nicely into 2023, it is going to assign a staff “whose sole job will be to bring awareness to the findings and questions about the Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection.”

The content material will probably be translated into no less than 4 different languages, masking 4 main NFT markets exterior of the United States.

The group sought buyers, companions, and high-profile celebrities equivalent to Andreessen Horowitz, Mark Cuban, Neymar Junior, Kevin Hart, and Shaquille O’Neal, in addition to large manufacturers equivalent to Lion Tree, Adidas, Tiffany & Co. together with crypto firms MoonPay, Coinbase, and others.

“Are you in support of these ideologies? Would you support a company accused of embedding these ideologies in a cryptic manner within their own brand?” it asks.

In a Medium publish in June, Yuga Labs Co-founder Greg Solano denied related claims in opposition to his firm, saying, “We’ve become the target of a crazy disinformation campaign accusing us — a group of Jewish, Turkish, Pakistani, and Cuban friends — of being super-secret Nazis.”

Solano said unequivocally on the time that the allegations of racism levelled in opposition to his numerous staff had been unfounded.

The Anonymous group went on to accuse Yuga Labs of failing to answer these allegations with full readability or closure.

Inviting Greg Solano and Wylie Aronow, co-founders of Yuga Labs, to take part in a stay dialogue, Anonymous requested “Did you think you could embed and inject these sick concepts simply because you understand esotericism and accelerationism better than the rest of the world? Let’s see how you hold up answering questions from someone who is just as initiated and versed as you are”.

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