- Co-founders of BAYC respond to allegations of Nazism and file a lawsuit against all responsible parties.
- Gordon Goner and colleagues clarified points, including the reasons behind the NFT collection’s ape appearance
- Founders said they find it absurd that these conspiracies have been able to spread so widely
Gordon Goner, the co-founder of BAYC and Yuga Labs with his associates, has recently published an article acknowledging the claims of accusing them of being Nazis, phrasing that BAYC has become a “target of a crazy disinformation campaign.”
In response to the allegations, Gordon Goner and colleagues clarified the reasons behind the NFT collection’s ape appearance, the source of inspiration for the BAYC logo, and the origins of the founders’ pseudonyms and the term “Yuga Labs.”
Lately, Yuga Labs took their official Twitter handle to make the announcement. They tweeted that they have taken legal action against the parties who made the “slanderous claims,” They will keep investigating, fighting, and pursuing all the available legal options.
Since these charges are so insanely ridiculous, we haven’t reacted to them in further detail. Also, it was strange to hear a podcaster we respected discussing this freakish conspiracy theory when we got up this morning.
This gave us the impression that it was time to confront everyone and end this. Adding further, they rectified a few questions on whose basis they were facing allegations.
Those include :
- Why does the NFT collection features apes?
- What was the inspiration for the BAYC logo design?
- Thoughts about the company name, “Yuga Labs”?
- What was the inspiration for the founder’s pseudonyms?
All these questions were answered in the official letter from the Founders released.
The joke was also made about the name Gordan Goner which was clarified by stating – Gordon developed the nickname “Goner” since he spent ten years ill and frequently in and out of hospitals, during which time he began to view himself as a “goner.”
Additionally, he believed “Gordon Goner” had a nice sound, similar to “Joey Ramone.”
One of the craziest things was when a troll implied that Garga’s wife was “alt-right” in a post about her because she used the word “cowabunga” in her Instagram bio. Mexican-American Garga’s wife enjoys the Ninja Turtles, just like many other individuals.
Lastly, the founders said they find it absurd that these conspiracies have been able to spread so widely. It demonstrates the influence a deranged internet troll can have.