BAYC founders call Nazi conspiracy video ‘crazy disinformation campaign’

By Andjela Radmilac


The founders of the Bored Ape Yach Club (BAYC) responded to the recent controversy surrounding a documentary accusing them of promoting Nazi imagery.

The co-founder of Yuga Labs, Wylie Aronow, known as Gordon Goner, said that the company has become the target of a “crazy disinformation campaign” that was spreading “ridiculous conspiracy theories.”

Aronow and other founders of Yuga Labs have disputed these claims several times before, calling them “far-fetched.”

As you may have heard, 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.

— GordonGoner.eth (@GordonGoner) June 24, 2022

A video made by investigative YouTuber Phillip Rusnack accusing the BAYC of employing racist and Nazi imagery in their NFTs has gone viral last week, sparking an industry-wide debate about the goal of the collection.

In a letter from the founders, Aronow explained that everything about the BAYC was “meant to convey a spirit of irreverence and absurdity,” calling the situation “nonsense.”

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