- Yuga Labs’ crimes will be revealed, as Ryder Ripps promised his Twitter followers, and this hints that the legal fight between the two sides may soon change course.
- The NFT projects Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks were created by Yuga Labs, which also filed a lawsuit against artist Ryder Ripps.
- Ripps published the data on the subject that he and his colleagues had gathered on the website gordongoner.com.
Ryder Ripps promised his followers on Twitter that Yuga Labs‘ crimes will be exposed, and this suggests that the legal dispute between the two parties may soon take new turns. He says that he will spend the rest of his life bringing these crimes out to the people.
i will spend the rest of my life making sure people know about YugaLabs crimes.— RYDER-RIPPS.ETH 🔜 (@ryder_ripps) August 22, 2022
It all began when Yuga Labs, the organization behind the NFT projects Bored Ape Yacht Club and Crypto Punks, launched a lawsuit against artist Ryder Ripps, whose NFT collection he had produced shared some of the latter’s visual elements. Earlier this week, Ripps’ legal team retaliated, asserting that the action was an attempt to intimidate Ripps into silence.
As the creative director of the digital marketing and design firm OKFocus, Ripps has created material for a variety of modern bands, clothing labels, and corporate brands including Nike and Red Bull.
He added that giving them a pass would mean bringing about a new world where racism and antisemitism are acceptable. The holocaust was brought about by comparing people to animals. “There are consequences to ideas, and there are consequences to ideologies,” he said
Ripps, his collaborator Jeremy Cahen, and 10 John Does have been running a viral campaign since the beginning of 2022 that alleges the creators of Yuga Labs included alt-right imagery into their wildly popular NFT project Bored Ape Yacht Club.
On the website gordongoner.com, Ripps presented the research he and his team had amassed on the subject. He has talked extensively about the problem on social media and in interviews with the media and online personalities.